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Jo Johnson says colleagues are considering their position over Brexit

11 November, 2018 8:42 am 8:42 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Former minister Jo Johnson said some colleagues were “reflecting hard” on whether to quit over Theresa May’s Brexit plan after his dramatic resignation threw the British prime minister’s deal into jeopardy. The junior transport minister, who is Read More

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UK’s Hammond to warn of Brexit hit to spending hopes: NIESR

10 October, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond is likely to warn that a no-deal Brexit would hit the public finances and prevent an end to austerity when he delivers his annual budget next week, a think-tank said. By contrast, Read More

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‘No deal’ Brexit would mean costly border disruption: UK spendi...

10 October, 2018 10:05 am 10:05 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country’s public spending watchdog said on Wednesday. With just five months to Read More

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Pak Army team win gold in Cambrian Patrol competition at Wales

10 October, 2018 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – An 11 member team of Pakistan Army won gold medal, for the fourth consecutive time, in the world’s toughest Cambrian Patrol competition held at Wales, UK. According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Read More

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UK’s ‘Wild West’ crypto market should be regulated, say l...

09 September, 2018 11:29 am 11:29 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s cryptocurrency market resembles the Wild West and should be regulated, lawmakers said on Wednesday, urging the government to bring to heel a sector plagued by volatile price swings, vulnerability to hacking and weak consumer protection. The Read More

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Pakistan, UK launch new initiative to check money laundering

09 September, 2018 5:19 pm 5:19 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and the United Kingdom have launched a new initiative on Justice and Accountability to check money laundering. Addressing a joint news conference, along with British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Law Minister Farogh Nasim and Prime Read More

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UK consumer spending grows at fastest pace since January

09 September, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer spending grew over the three months to August at the fastest pace since January, chiming with other signs the economy has picked up some steam in mid-2018, a survey from payments firm Visa showed on Read More

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Survey finds rapid increase in number of UK vapers

09 September, 2018 10:30 am 10:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – An estimated 3.2 million people in Britain are now users of e-cigarettes, or vapes, compared with around 7.4 million who smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to data from a survey conducted by an anti-smoking charity. Among those who Read More

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UK enjoys fastest growth in almost a year

09 September, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reeled off its fastest economic growth for nearly a year in the three months to July thanks to strong consumer spending lifted by the World Cup and unusually warm weather, official figures showed. Gross domestic product Read More

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UK wants deal on Brexit by November at latest: Lidington

09 September, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

CERNOBBIO (Reuters) – Britain believes an orderly, agreed exit from the European Union is still the most likely outcome but time is running out and a deal should be done by November at the latest, cabinet office minister David Lidington Read More

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In latest change, Uber brings new driver app to the UK

09 September, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber launched a new app for its drivers in Britain on Friday with features to help them track their earnings, calculate driving time and avoid speeding, in the latest change to the way it operates. The Silicon Read More

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Brexit could sway Scottish voters towards independence from UK

09 September, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favour of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed . Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has Read More

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UK consumers defy Brexit blues, but companies fret – surveys

08 August, 2018 10:07 am 10:07 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British consumers appear little fazed by the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, but businesses have turned more worried, surveys showed on Friday. Britain’s headline gauge of consumer confidence, compiled by market research firm GfK for the European Read More

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Prince Harry and Meghan attend hit musical Hamilton in London

08 August, 2018 10:43 am 10:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attended a performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday to raise money for a charity which works with children affected by HIV in southern Africa. At the end of the Read More

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Pound sets worst weekly streak against dollar since 2014

08 August, 2018 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The British pound inched higher  as the dollar fell across the board, and some traders saw a buying opportunity after data this week pointed to the UK economy holding up relatively well. Worries about whether Britain can Read More

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