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FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a charity receptacle at Pearson international airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world's top two financial centers even after Brexit.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session on a debt relief the country reached with its European lenders in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting an epilogue to a dramatic nine-year debt crisis.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for the second day of a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are stacked on a cargo ship in the dock at the ABP port in Southampton, Britain August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Britain aims to boost exports to 35 percent of gross domestic product after leaving the European Union as it looks to increase trade ties with the rest of the world, its trade minister said on Tuesday, but he gave no timeframe for reaching the target.

Business News2 hours ago

Italian government bonds rallied on Tuesday after Moody's extended the deadline for its review of the country's rating, providing some relief for investors who expected a downgrade imminently.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian shelters under an umbrella in front of the Bank of England, in London, Britain August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/ Hannah McKay/File Photo

Britain is expected to keep the door open for European Union banks and investors after Brexit to try to preserve London's global financial clout, irrespective of whether it gets a good trade deal from the bloc, bankers and industry officials say.

Brexit2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier shake hands during a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo/File Photo

European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said.

Brexit5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox leaves Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday that the European Union risks damaging its standing in the world if it pursues a Brexit that puts its own "ideological purity" ahead of needs of its citizens.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini (unseen) in Vantaa, Finland August 14, 2018. LEHTIKUVA/Vesa Moilanen/via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump has not been the isolationist that many feared he would be, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said ahead of his first trip to the United States in the role.

Business Newsa day ago

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a news conference at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A slew of austerity measures undertaken by Greece as part of its bailout will lay the basis for the country's sustainable recovery, European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday as Greece exited the last of its three bailouts.

Business Newsa day ago

People read newspapers hanging outside a kiosk in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Eurogroup President Mario Centeno speaks during a panel entitled "Reforming the Euro Area: Views from Inside and Outside of Europe" during IMF spring meetings in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Greece has successfully exited its final, three-year bailout program, agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a debt crisis, the euro zone's ESM rescue fund said on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017.      REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Standard Chartered <STAN.L> will likely have to wait until the autumn at the earliest for approval from German and European banking regulators to turn its Frankfurt branch into its European Union subsidiary, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Monday.

Brexita day ago

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers are reflected in a window as they carry bags along Oxford street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London December 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

British households are the most upbeat about their finances since early 2015, buoyed by near-record employment, but the approach of Brexit and concerns about inflation are making them worry more about the future, a survey showed on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

Yorgos Vagelakos, 81, stands next to his wife Anna as she prepares lunch at their home in Keratsini suburb, near Athens, Greece, August 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer's market in his working-class Athens neighborhood for anything he can afford.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced torn-off Greek flag with a new one atop the parliament in Athens Syntagma (Constitution) square April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File Photo

Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.

Brexita day ago

European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici attends a parliamentary committee meeting in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Britain's vote to leave the European Union could "in theory" be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead, said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a news conference at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms, after Greece's exit from its final, three-year bailout program.

Brexita day ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday.

Brexit2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a Superdry fashion store in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry <SDRY.L> is donating a million pounds ($1.28 million) to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit agreement as Britain prepares to outline in more detail how a no-deal outcome would work.

Business News13 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a charity receptacle at Pearson international airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world's top two financial centers even after Brexit.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session on a debt relief the country reached with its European lenders in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting an epilogue to a dramatic nine-year debt crisis.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for the second day of a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are stacked on a cargo ship in the dock at the ABP port in Southampton, Britain August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Britain aims to boost exports to 35 percent of gross domestic product after leaving the European Union as it looks to increase trade ties with the rest of the world, its trade minister said on Tuesday, but he gave no timeframe for reaching the target.

Business News2 hours ago

Italian government bonds rallied on Tuesday after Moody's extended the deadline for its review of the country's rating, providing some relief for investors who expected a downgrade imminently.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian shelters under an umbrella in front of the Bank of England, in London, Britain August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/ Hannah McKay/File Photo

Britain is expected to keep the door open for European Union banks and investors after Brexit to try to preserve London's global financial clout, irrespective of whether it gets a good trade deal from the bloc, bankers and industry officials say.

Brexit2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier shake hands during a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo/File Photo

European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said.

Brexit5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox leaves Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday that the European Union risks damaging its standing in the world if it pursues a Brexit that puts its own "ideological purity" ahead of needs of its citizens.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini (unseen) in Vantaa, Finland August 14, 2018. LEHTIKUVA/Vesa Moilanen/via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump has not been the isolationist that many feared he would be, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said ahead of his first trip to the United States in the role.

Business Newsa day ago

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a news conference at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A slew of austerity measures undertaken by Greece as part of its bailout will lay the basis for the country's sustainable recovery, European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday as Greece exited the last of its three bailouts.

Business Newsa day ago

People read newspapers hanging outside a kiosk in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Eurogroup President Mario Centeno speaks during a panel entitled "Reforming the Euro Area: Views from Inside and Outside of Europe" during IMF spring meetings in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Greece has successfully exited its final, three-year bailout program, agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a debt crisis, the euro zone's ESM rescue fund said on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017.      REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Standard Chartered <STAN.L> will likely have to wait until the autumn at the earliest for approval from German and European banking regulators to turn its Frankfurt branch into its European Union subsidiary, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Monday.

Brexita day ago

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers are reflected in a window as they carry bags along Oxford street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London December 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

British households are the most upbeat about their finances since early 2015, buoyed by near-record employment, but the approach of Brexit and concerns about inflation are making them worry more about the future, a survey showed on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

Yorgos Vagelakos, 81, stands next to his wife Anna as she prepares lunch at their home in Keratsini suburb, near Athens, Greece, August 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer's market in his working-class Athens neighborhood for anything he can afford.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek parliament employees raise a mast after they replaced torn-off Greek flag with a new one atop the parliament in Athens Syntagma (Constitution) square April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File Photo

Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.

Brexita day ago

European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici attends a parliamentary committee meeting in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Britain's vote to leave the European Union could "in theory" be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead, said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday.

Business Newsa day ago

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a news conference at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms, after Greece's exit from its final, three-year bailout program.

Brexita day ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday.

Brexit2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a Superdry fashion store in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry <SDRY.L> is donating a million pounds ($1.28 million) to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit agreement as Britain prepares to outline in more detail how a no-deal outcome would work.

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