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UK, EU agree on 'great new' Brexit deal

SINGAPORE (Oct 17): The British pound rallied and UK stocks turned higher as Britain and the European Union on Thursday finally reached a historic Brexit deal.

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Standoff over Brexit delay takes UK to edge of no-deal

LONDON (Mar 21): Theresa May gambled on a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal approved by Parliament, as a standoff with the European Union drove Britain to the brink of an economically disastrous

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May backs Brexit delay after Parliament vetoes no-deal divorce

LONDON (Mar 14): Britain’s Parliament voted to avoid an economically disastrous no-deal split from the European Union, opening the door to delaying Brexit and radically re-writing the terms of the

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May survives confidence vote, to face uphill struggle in Brexit

LONDON (Dec 13): Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her as UK prime minister on Wednesday, but the size of the rebellion against her weakens her position at a critical time as she tries to ste

Management & Corporate Governance

UK to consider proposals to curb Big Four auditors: industry official

LONDON (Aug 29): Britain’s competition watchdog is expected to formally consider proposals from top accountants to curb the market share of the “Big Four” auditors, a senior industry official said

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Most Brits think UK will leave EU without a deal, report finds

LONDON (Aug 23): Most of the British public believes the UK will leave the European Union without a deal, with many planning to cut costs on everything from clothes to home extensions, a survey fin

Management & Corporate Governance

Britain unveils 'short and sharper' code for companies

LONDON (July 16): Companies in Britain must strive to rein in excessive executive pay and make boards more diverse under a new “short and sharper” corporate code, published on Monday.

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Brexit talks deadline may need to be extended, Tony Blair says

LONDON (June 27): The UK should start planning to delay Brexit and extend negotiations with the European Union or face the disaster of leaving without a deal, according to former Prime Minister Ton

China Focus

British bankers find it much harder to land a Hong Kong job

HONG KONG (June 16): Andrew Sullivan remembers the days when a young Brit could hustle his way into a job in Hong Kong finance. He ought to know: He did it.

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Britain heads into unknown as May signs Brexit trigger

LONDON (March 29): The UK will start the clock on two years of negotiations to withdraw from the European Union on Wednesday, a divorce that will redefine the country’s relationship with its larges

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