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    1. August 24, 2016

      The sharp costs of Brexit will be felt soon enough

      With apologies for asking the question yet again, what will the economic effects of the UK leaving the EU be? In the...

    2. August 18, 2016

      UK financial sector targets Swiss-style deal for EU market access

      The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for...

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      Drug regulators and producers are responding to the globalisation of the industry by l...
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    1. August 16, 2016

      Theresa May confirms visit to China to steady relations

      Theresa May has confirmed that she will travel to China next month to steady relations with Beijing and to press for...

    2. August 9, 2016

      China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

      China’s warning to the UK that the future of bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over the deferral...

    3. August 9, 2016

      Economic think-tank says UK economy shrank in July

      The UK economy shrank in July, according to an estimate from an economic think-tank. The National Institute of Economic...

    4. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      UK trade deficit hits £12.5bn in Brexit month

      Britain’s trade deficit in goods swelled to £12.5bn as the country went to the polls to vote on EU membership, its...

    5. The Exchange

      August 9, 2016

      Brexit: Two-track trade talks are best for UK

      There is general confusion over who is in charge of Britain’s trade negotiations with the EU. The trio of ministers...

    6. August 8, 2016

      China warns UK over £18bn nuclear power deal

      China has issued its sternest warning yet to the UK that bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over...

    7. August 3, 2016

      Eight charts showing state of UK economy before Bank of England rate decision

      In the second quarter of this year, Britain’s economy showed no signs of needing emergency action to boost spending and...

    8. August 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing output falls sharply following Brexit vote

      The surge in UK manufacturing output in the second quarter went into reverse in July following the vote for Brexit,...

    9. The Exchange

      July 29, 2016

      Brexit risks unravelling UK's role in the web of trade

      In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, if British FT readers had played a game of word association, the phrase “balance...

    10. July 28, 2016

      Ford warns of plant closures to combat $1bn Brexit blow

      Ford is considering closing plants in the UK and across Europe in response to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, as it...

    11. July 27, 2016

      Britain’s premature bid for global trade deals

      Eager to prove they can forge a new and independent way in the post-Brexit world, Theresa May’s ministers have been out...

    12. July 27, 2016

      Lucrative British meat exports to US set to resume

      George Eustice, farming minister, said the US will be a “lucrative market” for British lamb and beef, ahead of a visit...

    13. July 22, 2016

      Brazil keen to open trade talks with UK

      Brazil will push for immediate trade talks with the UK under the auspices of South America’s trading bloc, Mercosur,...

    14. The Exchange

      July 20, 2016

      The UK's balance of payments conundrum

      Those with long enough memories will know that the balance of payments used to be the UK economy’s Achilles heel....

    15. July 19, 2016

      Financial watchdog calls for access to EU single market

      Andrew Bailey, the new head of the Financial Conduct Authority, has said access to the EU’s single market is essential...

    16. July 18, 2016

      Washington not yet ready to shut door on trade deals

      The parallels with the anti-establishment movement Donald Trump is leading into this week’s GOP convention in Cleveland...

    17. July 17, 2016

      Cabinet aims to have trade deals in place before Brexit

      Theresa May’s new government in setting in motion a number of informal trade talks with countries including Australia...

    18. July 17, 2016

      How to make Brexit manageable

      We have moved beyond “Brexit means Brexit”. We know the new UK government is seeking a relationship with the EU,...

    19. July 17, 2016

      Leaders must make the case for globalisation

      An ugly EU referendum campaign has led to an even uglier aftermath. Historians will see the largest popular revolt...

    20. July 15, 2016

      Britain ponders its role in the world beyond Europe

      Ever since the UK voted to leave the EU, the subject of Britain’s place in a globalised economy has been elevated from...

    21. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    22. July 13, 2016

      Companies pin hopes on domestic spending

      Nearly half of all companies worldwide expect their sales to rise in the next 12 months — but they are relying on...

    23. July 12, 2016

      International investors will conclude the pound is cheap

      When Britain left the gold standard in September 1931, sterling fell 30 per cent before finding a floor in December of...

    24. July 12, 2016

      Brexit and the WTO option: Key questions about a looming challenge

      As the UK and the rest of the world adjust to last month’s historic vote to leave the EU, a big issue remains far from...

    25. July 12, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty starts to affect small British businesses

      Richard Hardstaff was on the verge of expanding to a new warehouse for his educational toys business — until Britain...

    26. July 12, 2016

      Osborne seeks to reassure Wall Street over Brexit concerns

      George Osborne, UK chancellor, told Wall Street investors on Monday that Britain will not retreat into a “Little...

    27. July 10, 2016

      An EEA-minus deal for the UK is wishful thinking

      Over the past three decades I have observed British negotiating tactics in Europe fail and succeed. One of the biggest...

    28. July 8, 2016

      EU will not help UK out of ‘black hole’, Belgian premier warns

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU has opened a political “black hole” in Westminster and Europe’s leaders will not bend to...

    29. July 7, 2016

      A British model for a post-referendum European future

      After the referendum, the reckoning. When Britain voted to leave the EU it said nothing about what sort of future...

    30. July 7, 2016

      Why leaving will make almost everybody unhappy

      The people have spoken. But what did they say? Yes, we do know that in an advisory referendum held on June 23, a small...

    31. July 7, 2016

      Transatlantic trade treaties are no quick fix for Brexit

      A couple of months ago, Barack Obama jumped into the EU referendum debate by suggesting that the UK would be at the...

    32. July 6, 2016

      Indian business welcomes UK trade deal

      A bilateral trade agreement between the UK and India would be a deal “made in heaven” and would pave the way for...

    33. July 5, 2016

      Britain turns to private sector for complex Brexit talks

      Britain is turning to the private sector to prepare for Brexit, seeking to second consultants to boost a civil service...

    34. July 1, 2016

      UK’s Stoke potteries fight off threat from Brexit

      It does not get much more English than supplying plates and teapots to roadside café chain Little Chef. But Steelite...

    35. June 30, 2016

      UK current account deficit remains high

      The UK’s current account deficit was higher than expected at the start of 2016, reinforcing the country’s continued...

    36. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      'Whopping'... 'unsustainable': The UK's new current-account deficit total

      The UK’s current-account deficit stood at £32.6bn in the first quarter of this year, the Office for National Statistics...

    37. June 29, 2016

      Cameron pins Brexit on EU failure to grant UK brake on migration

      David Cameron bade an emotional farewell to the EU on Tuesday night, saying Britain would not “turn its back on Europe”...

    38. June 28, 2016

      What a Prime Minister Boris Johnson should do next

      On May 22, one Boris Johnson gave his forecast for the UK’s post-referendum future: “Given the choice between taking...

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