The Brexit effect on trade

The drive for ‘global Britain’ is in focus this week. In Northern Ireland the border issue overshadows powersharing talks, while Unilever plans its likely retreat to Rotterdam. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

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The UK government’s red lines rule out other post-Brexit trading options

Anglo-Dutch group eyes changes to home base after last year’s bid from Kraft Heinz

Some cooling off, and a modest dose of direct rule, could restart talks

The May government has finally decided what it wants from Brexit. But will it fly in Brussels?

Assumptions used for the Economists for Free Trade paper are absurd

Consumer goods group rattled by takeover approach typical of Anglo-Saxon capitalism

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