Brexit News Archive: 23 Aug 2019

Johnson faces diplomatic balancing act in Biarritz

G7 debut will be defined by trying to keep onside with EU ahead of Brexit while bolstering relationship with Trump
FT   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:54:59

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed.
BBC   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:52:03

Encouraged by Johnson's visit, UK officials now hoping rest of EU agrees to work on Brexit solution

Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe.
Reuters   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:37:21

Boris Johnson warned not to push Britain into 'Trump first' Brexit

The prime minister meets the US president at the G7 meeting of world leaders in Biarritz this weekend
Andrew Woodcock / The Independent   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:37:00

PM positive about Brexit deal but warns 'this is not going to be easy'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is playing down the possibility of a Brexit breakthrough, telling people "not to hold their breath".
Sky   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:12:00

Global stocks slump as US-China trade tensions escalate: as it happened

LaToya Harding / Telegraph   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:24:17

UK economy headed for stagnation in third quarter - BoE's Carney

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Britain's economy appeared to be on course to stagnate in the current quarter, and underlying growth still looked muted even when the effect of Brexit volatility was stripped out.
Reuters   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:07:09

Johnson to push at G7 for Osborne as IMF chief

The bid would be seen as asserting UK influence after Brexit.
Charlie Cooper / Politico   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:09:49

Number of Indians in UK for studies & work up sharply

Unperturbed by Brexit and the discontinuation of the two-year post-study work visa, Indian skilled workers, tourists and students are flocking to Britain. The number of Indian students choosing to study in Britain has shot up 42% in the past year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) and the number ...
Times of India   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:38:29

Emmanuel Macron's Bittersweet Brexit Victory

Boris Johnson is proving the French leader right on the dangers of letting the U.K. withdrawal drag on too long. But there's no cause for celebration.
Washington Post   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:18:17

Barnier - EU waiting for 'realistic, operational & compatible' proposals from UK

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he was ready to examine proposals from Britain regarding its departure from the bloc, while reiterating the view that the previously agreed withdrawal deal was the best arrangement possible.
Reuters   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:58:47

Trump orders US companies to 'come home' from China - as it happened

Rolling coverage of economics, business and markets as the US president retaliates against China after Beijing unveiled fresh tariffs on American goods Trump orders US companies to "come home" from China Trump compares Powell with China's Xi Jinping BREAKING: China unveils tariffs on US goods worth $75bn 4.33pm BST What ...
now / Guardian   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:33:39

The end of a scandal: banks near a final release from their PPI liabilities

As the deadline approaches, the loss of payouts will have a big impact on the claims industry - and, some fear, the economy It's a date that some in Britain have been dreading, but that for others can't come too soon. No, not 31 October, the Brexit date, but 29 ...
Rupert Jones / Guardian   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:00:15

Banks, investors brace for no-deal Brexit

Investment banks and investors are preparing for the worst ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline, as the industry faces up to the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.
IFR   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:00:00

Boris Johnson: New Brexit deal with EU won't be a cinch

PM says progress is being made, but people "shouldn't hold their breath" over a breakthrough with the EU.
BBC   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:19:44

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Adam Forrest, Chris Baynes / The Independent   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:35:00

Friday Caption Contest (Oomph Edition)

Entries in the comments. Last week's winning comment was by Yossarian: "Monsieur Grieve, mon ami nouveau, tell your French chef I ordered Hamas, not hummus". Yossarian can be sent the prize Brexit Card Game by emailing with a postal address. The post Friday Caption Contest (Oomph Edition) appeared first on ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:30:23

Did Austerity in the UK Lead to the Brexit Crisis?

Cuts to public spending hit struggling regional economies hard.
Thiemo Fetzer / HBR   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:05:30

OANDA Market Insights - Episode 79 (podcast)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week's business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Nick Howard. This week they cover Jackson Hole, the Fed, Brexit, Argentina, Italy and the upcoming week.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:40:33

Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.
Reuters   |   Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:36:27