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Britain would be foolish to leave EU without deal says law specialist

Mar 15 2017

LONDON - Britain would be foolish to walk away from the European Union without an agreed deal, an EU law specialist said on Wednesday, despite Brexit minister David Davis saying earlier that such a scenario would not be as frightening as some people think.

Britain would be foolish to leave EU without deal says law specialist

Mar 15 2017

LONDON - Britain would be foolish to walk away from the European Union without an agreed deal, an EU law specialist said on Wednesday, despite Brexit minister David Davis saying earlier that such a scenario would not be as frightening as some people think.

Q+A - World Bank sees further rises for oil and metals in 2017

Jan 26 2017

LONDON Industrial commodities such as oil and metals are set for further price rises this year, while precious metals prices are likely to fall and agricultural products flatline, said World Bank senior economist John Baffes on Thursday.

PIMCO sees slowing UK economy but worst over for sterling

Jan 25 2017

LONDON After a court ruled on Tuesday that the legal process for Brexit cannot be triggered without parliament's approval, sterling portfolio manager Mike Amey of Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO) said the British economy was likely to slow in 2017.

It's complicated! Don't view Brexit as hard or soft: S&P

Jan 18 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland Brexit should not be viewed in terms of 'hard' or 'soft' but rather as a complicated process of redistributing sovereignty, S&P Global's chief economist said on Wednesday.

Serbia seeks peace and stability as Balkan tensions simmer

Jan 18 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland With regional tensions in the Balkans making headlines once again, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that peace and stability were the main goals for his government.

PwC Chairman Moritz on CEO confidence and concerns

Jan 17 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland A rise in CEO confidence is driven by a belief that revenues will increase over the next 12 months, despite economic and geopolitical headwinds, a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers said.

Q&A: European politics a key risk factor for region's assets - RLAM

Nov 16 2016

LONDON The political situation in Europe, with major Western European countries approaching elections amid a rise of populism, is a key risk factor for the region's assets, according to UK-based Royal London Asset Management.

Q&A: Venezuela seen as key risk to oil market, Trump not so much-World Bank economist

Nov 11 2016

Donald Trump's election to the White House is unlikely to have a near term impact on oil prices, according to John Baffes, a senior economist at the World Bank.

Davos leaders look beyond 2016's early market mayhem

Jan 21 2016

DAVOS, Switzerland Blood-letting in global markets is dominating corridor talk as business leaders and policymakers meet in Davos, although so far the view is that it doesn't signal a financial crisis.

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