FRANCE – UK – Macron to ask Britain to pay up to save Calais border deal

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where he is expected to ask the UK to take in more refugees from the Calais area and increase its funding for securing the border. Macron and May will discuss Brexit and Le Touquet accord, a 2003 agreement that effectively allowed Britain… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit: will the UK sue the EU?

Brexit minister David Davis has complained in a letter to the prime minister that Brussels is damaging British interests by talking up the threat to companies if the UK leave the EU without a deal. What does the letter say? That Davis has sought legal advice over whether Brussels is breaching Britain’s rights as a member… Please follow and like us:

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May to reshuffle govt in new year reboot as Brexit looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin reshuffling her cabinet Monday in a bid to reassert authority after a torrid 2017 in which she lost her working majority and several ministers to scandals. The long-awaited shake-up arrives ahead of another year of potentially bruising battles over Brexit, as talks with the European Union enter a key… Please follow and like us:

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Inflows Into Nearly Every Asset Class In 2017 – 2018 Warm Up Act?

Although the overarching story of global markets in 2017 was subdued volatility, overall there were net inflows almost entirely across the board – with global equity mutual funds/ETFs (US$281bn), bond funds (US$346bn), global money markets (US$145bn) and commodities (US$8.6bn) recording increases. Investors poured record net inflows of over $620bn into global equity mutual funds/ETFs and bond… Please follow and like us:

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EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter Threatened With Sanctions in Britain

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand… Please follow and like us:

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Anti-Trump, Brexit doomsayers: We were wrong

Historically, it seems, the prospect of a freer economy in which business owners have fewer restrictions and workers keep more of their wages brings out the harbingers of doom. It was no different when British voters chose to leave the increasingly suffocating European Union and Americans elected businessman Donald Trump. Out came the predictions of a… Please follow and like us:

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Foreign Stock Markets Seen as Hot Investment in 2018

A confluence of global synchronized growth, accommodative money policy and positive political reform in Europe should lead to continued double-digit returns for foreign equities in 2018, according to the Northern Trust CIO Bob Browne. “We feel positive on European growth, Abenomics is certainly working in Japan, and we’re not expecting a hard landing in China,” Browne… Please follow and like us:

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France, Germany to unveil eurozone reforms in March

Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in an effort to bridge divisions over the future of the single currency. Meeting without departure-bound Britain, the bloc’s 27 leaders were tasked by EU President Donald Tusk to speak freely about their often clashing… Please follow and like us:

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Ireland and Brexit: Five things you need to know

Outside of the UK, the Republic of Ireland is the country that will be most affected by Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit. The UK is the second biggest customer for Irish exports, while Ireland, an EU member state, is the only country to share a land border with Britain. The border between the… Please follow and like us:

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EU’s Taxlandia Game Is Propaganda at Its Finest

Taxlandia Game I’m not a fan of what is sometimes called the “European Project.” Yes, one of the original goals – free trade between European nations – was admirable and has generated significant benefits. But what started as a positive idea has morphed into a Brussels-based superstate that pushes bureaucratization, centralization, and harmonization. This is why… Please follow and like us:

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Britain, EU in Brexit breakthrough

But leaders warn some difficult hurdles still need to be overcome The United Kingdom and the European Union announced a historic separation deal on Friday after half a year of tough negotiations. Both sides said the agreement marks “sufficient progress” that could pave the way for a second stage of talks about the future relationship between… Please follow and like us:

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Asian markets on course for broad gains after volatile week

Asian markets rallied on Friday, bringing a volatile week to a positive end as tech firms extended their rebound while investors tracked advances on Wall Street following reports Donald Trump is planning to unveil a big-spending public works plan. Global equities have struggled this week, hit by profit-taking, fears over the progress of a probe into… Please follow and like us:

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Irish border threatens Brexit progress ahead of May-Juncker talks

Monday is a key day in Brexit negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet both the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk. They need to make sufficient progress on the rights of citizens, a financial settlement and the Irish border before talks can progress to trade and the UK’s future… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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