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      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...

    2. 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”...

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    1. 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...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Experts warn that Britain cannot rely on export-led boost

      Economists have warned that Britain cannot rely on an export-led boost from the falling value of the pound as they cut...

    3. June 27, 2016

      British trade can flourish without the shackles of Brussels

      The immediate reaction of financial markets to Britain’s decision to leave the EU has been telling. Sterling has fallen...

    4. June 27, 2016

      We now need a proper roadmap to quell corrosive uncertainty

      The electorate has made its choice. Financial markets have taken fright. British families and businesses are wondering...

    5. June 27, 2016

      Brexit in seven charts — the economic impact

      The question of how Brexit will affect the UK economy is one of the crucial issues now that Britain has voted to leave...

    6. June 24, 2016

      EU’s Article 50 could become first Brexit stand-off

      There is one formal route out of the EU: Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. This so-called exit clause is highly...

    7. June 13, 2016

      Osborne hails success of Northern Powerhouse

      George Osborne lauded the investment success of his Northern Powerhouse project as he opened an international showcase...

    8. June 9, 2016

      Northern Ireland cannot afford a British EU exit

      Britain’s EU referendum campaign is dominated by arguments over the economy and migration. But the outcome will also...

    9. June 9, 2016

      Brexiters’ idea of unilateral free trade is a dangerous fantasy

      Has the Brexit campaign put forward a proposal that delivers both more self-determination and greater prosperity than...

    10. June 9, 2016

      UK exports increase at fastest rate since 2010

      UK companies struggling to sell abroad received a rare piece of good news on Thursday as new data showed April exports...

    11. June 7, 2016

      Economic and trade uncertainty is the biggest Brexit threat

      In recent weeks, I have spoken to many of HSBC’s mid-market UK clients about the upcoming EU referendum. The responses...

    12. June 5, 2016

      UK ports look beyond fading coal imports

      Ports from south-west England to central Scotland have been taken aback by the speed at which demand has evaporated for...

    13. June 1, 2016

      Brace for the aftershocks of Brexit

      The Treasury’s analysis of the impact of Britain leaving the EU has won many more plaudits than brickbats from the UK’s...

    14. May 31, 2016

      Britain lacks the skills to go solo on trade deals

      The Brexit camp claims breezily that a Britain “unshackled” from Brussels will have no trouble maintaining access to...

    15. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

    16. May 25, 2016

      WTO warns on tortuous Brexit trade talks

      Britain would face tortuous negotiations to fix the terms of its membership of the World Trade Organisation if it votes...

    17. May 16, 2016

      Trojan horse or inflated threat — what does the TTIP mean for the NHS?

      Of all the concerns raised about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the UK, the potential...

    18. May 13, 2016

      Britain after Brexit would sacrifice access for independence

      Something important has emerged from the debate on the EU referendum in Britain: membership of the European Economic...

    19. May 11, 2016

      The City would have a strong hand to play post-Brexit

      If there is a vote for Brexit on June 23, the UK government would face the task of negotiating a new settlement with...

    20. May 6, 2016

      What Brexit means for trade

      As President Barack Obama has made clear, the debate about the UK’s membership of the EU largely comes down to trade....

    21. May 4, 2016

      A risible case for Brexit based on dubious data

      It is obvious. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, of course Britain would get a good trade deal with the EU and...

    22. May 2, 2016

      A vote to leave the EU will make Britain poorer

      Since its conception, the EU has pursued economic integration as the means to secure the peace and prosperity of its...

    23. April 28, 2016

      Economists for Brexit dismiss trade fears

      The UK should be prepared to walk away from the EU and adopt a policy of unilateral free trade, according to one of the...

    24. April 27, 2016

      The City of London can survive and thrive after Brexit

      Those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU are not bigoted little Englanders. The accusations made by the Remain...

    25. April 26, 2016

      Arguments for Brexit do not add up

      If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our...

    26. April 22, 2016

      UK after Brexit: options for trade deals if voters elect to leave

      It is the morning of June 24 and the UK has voted to leave the EU. The government must act quickly to contain economic...

    27. April 20, 2016

      Barack Obama tells home truths over Brexit

      This week, President Barack Obama’s trip to London will represent that rare thing, a politician supporting continued UK...

    28. April 19, 2016

      UK trade will thrive outside EU, says Gove

      Britain will move outside the EU’s single market and instead join “Bosnia, Serbia, Albania and Ukraine” in a European...

    29. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    30. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    31. The Exchange

      April 8, 2016

      Real risk from the UK’s current account deficit is not what you think

      On March 31, the Office for National Statistics released its latest balance of payments figures for the UK. They make...

    32. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    33. March 31, 2016

      EU states point finger over Tata Steel and anti-dumping tariffs

      Britain blocked attempts to strengthen EU trade defences against imports of cheap Chinese steel that have devastated...

    34. March 31, 2016

      Britain must not give investors cause for flight

      It was Britain’s dependence on foreign financing that sealed its national humiliation in the Suez crisis of 1956: the...

    35. March 31, 2016

      Current account deficit hits postwar high

      Britain’s current account deficit has hit a new postwar high, underlining the country’s reliance on foreign capital. In...

    36. March 6, 2016

      New global trade under old national rules

      If world trade were behaving the way it used to, the global economy would be in crisis rather than just looking a touch...

    37. March 3, 2016

      The Wentworth golf dispute could drive investors into the rough

      Prospects for growing business links between the UK and China have never been brighter. Last year’s visit to Britain by...

    38. March 2, 2016

      Ireland: the other EU state most affected by Brexit

      Paul Vallely is worried about being stranded if Britain leaves the EU. As the joint owner of a rug distribution...

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