Angela Merkel and other top officials in Sassnitz, northern Germany on Tuesday.
As the United Kingdom grapples with its Brexit drama, the uncertainty around its decision to leave the EU persuaded Dale Carr to close down her Berlin shop selling British goods. The 67-year-old from Sheffield and her husband Robin in 1996 opened “Broken English”, a shop selling British goods to homesick expats and Germans with a taste for UK treats in the trendy district of Kreuzberg.
Britain’s Brexit-bound economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by manufacturers rushing to meet orders from clients who are stockpiling goods ahead of the country’s break from the European Union, official data showed. While still sluggish, the economy expanded by 0.2 per cent from January, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected zero growth.
The 28 EU leaders are trying to agree on who will steer the bloc over the coming years through the looming challenges of Brexit and the rise of populist parties in Europe.
Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.3%, at $45.10 by 0550 GMT, heading for a gain of about 1.6% this week. West Texas Intermediate had gained 11 cents, or 0.3%, to $42.35. The US benchmark is heading for a gain of nearly 3% this week.
Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,950.94 an ounce by 0550 GMT. Bullion has declined 4% so far this week, its biggest weekly percentage fall since early March. US gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,959.50.
Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy developers and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, on Thursday announced its second strategic investment in the United States in a deal with EDF Renewables North America that will see it acquire a 50 per cent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt (GW) clean-energy portfolio.