BREXIT
21 Apr
May entering negotiations with Brussels with an open mind
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Theresa May is not looking for Britain to exit the European Union without clinching a Brexit deal with Brussels, one of the bloc's highest-ranking officials said on Friday.

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19 Apr
Snap election 'an excuse to do nothing' - WPP chief Sorrell
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The CEO of advertising giant WPP has said the decision of Theresa May to call a snap election later this year is "just another excuse to do nothing".

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19 Apr
ITV to hold televised election debate in spite of May refusal
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ITV has confirmed it will host at least one television debate for the snap election despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying she will not take part.

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19 Apr
MPs vote overwhelmingly for snap election
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MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding the early election on 8 June.

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19 Apr
George Osborne to step down as MP
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Former Chancellor George Osborne will not contest his seat in the snap election on 8 June.

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19 Apr
Theresa May rules out TV election debates
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Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will not take part in television debates for the snap general election to be held on 8 June.

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19 Apr
Euro area visible trade surplus widens in March
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The euro area's visible trade surplus increased sharply in February, prompting a positive reaction from economists despite the sharp drop seen in the bloc's imports from the rest of the world.

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18 Apr
Analysts say June election could help Brexit negotiations but also Tory domestic policies
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Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election on the 8 June, depending on her gathering two thirds of MPs approval in Parliament to repeal the Fixed Term Parliament Act.

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17 Apr
Lloyds to set up Berlin hub post-Brexit
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Lloyds Banking Group will set up a new base in Berlin following Britain’s departure from the European Union, according to reports from the BBC.

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13 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling turns in poor performance as Trump jaws the dollar lower
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Sterling turned in a poor performance on a raft of key crosses ahead of the long Easter weekend, with US President Donald Trump earlier jawboning the US dollar down after saying he believed it was too strong.

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13 Apr
Commodities: Gold up as investors burrow for safety on geopolitical concerns
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Gold is ahead as investors temporarily forgot UK Prime Minister Theresa May's would-be Brexit wonderland and bolted down a rabbit hole on Thursday in search of safety thanks to a proliferation of geopolitical concerns.

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12 Apr
London close: Equities trade dulls as geopolitical tensions, Easter suppress interest
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Equities trade in London became duller as the day progressed with a blend of geopolitical tensions and the upcoming long Easter weekend suppressing interest.

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12 Apr
Commodities: Crude rises after API data, Saudi output hints
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Crude futures are ahead Wednesday afternoon thanks to data revealing an easing in US oil stores, and hints by Saudi Arabia about further production cuts.

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12 Apr
Foreign governments could have interfered in Brexit referendum, MPs say
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Foreign governments may have interfered in the UK's referendum on EU membership last year, a parliamentary committee has found.

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11 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling gains on dollar and euro as all eyes turn to Yellen speech
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Sterling strengthened against the US dollar and euro on Monday but remains potentially very sensitive to UK inflation and jobs data out this week, and more immediately to a speech by US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen tonight.

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07 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling slapped lower on Friday after data disappointment
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Sterling was slapped lower on on multiple major crosses on Friday as unimpressed investors sold the UK unit after a trinity of manufacturing, industrial and construction data disappointed this morning.

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06 Apr
London close: FTSE meanders to mixed close with Trump-Xi summit in focus
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Stocks in London meandered to a mixed end of session on Thursday with markets keeping a cautious eye on the Florida summit between the presidents of the US and China.

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06 Apr
Commodities: Gold on the front foot with markets seeking safety as Trump-Xi meet
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Gold was on the front foot on Thursday afternoon as traders and investors liked the yellow metal's safe-haven appeal as the presidents of the US and China met in America.

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06 Apr
May, Tusk to meet in London for Brexit talks
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would meet European Council President Donald Tusk in London on Thursday to discuss the start of Brexit negotiations.

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05 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling zooms on UK services PMI as Q1 slowdown fears ease
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Sterling got an unexpected boost on Wednesday from traders embracing better-than-expected UK services sector data, a pendulum swing away from their reaction to disappointing manufacturing and construction numbers out earlier in the week.

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