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British PM Johnson raises prospect of 10 billion pound payroll tax cut

11 November, 2019 11:00 pm 11:00 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a multi-billion-pound cut to a payroll tax, saying he would raise the amount of earnings exempt from social security payments if he wins an election on Dec. 12. Workers currently pay National Insurance contributions (NICs) on annual earnings over 8,632 pounds, lower than … Read More

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Asia shares subdued, May’s Brexit options eyed after crushing vote de...

01 January, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares took a breather on Wednesday after rallying the previous day on Chinese stimulus hopes, with investors assessing Brexit options after British lawmakers trounced Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to pull out Britain from the European Union. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was off a touch, having … Read More

Asia starts new month up on strong Wall Street after brutal October

11 November, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday as bruised investor sentiment got some relief from another robust Wall Street session thanks to upbeat corporate earnings, while the dollar hovered near a 16-month high on further signs of strength in the world’s largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.15 … Read More

Pound to climb, but pre-Brexit vote rate well out of reach

10 October, 2018 9:08 am 9:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The pound is set to be stronger by the time Britain leaves the European Union, according to currency strategists polled by Reuters, but in a year it still won’t have come close to recouping its losses since the shock 2016 Brexit vote. Sterling is due to edge up more than 2 percent … Read More