An employee at the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull, UK. Reuters
Britain’s Brexit crisis tipped the country’s construction industry into its sharpest fall in a decade in June, a survey showed, in a stark sign of how quickly the world’s fifth-biggest economy is slowing.
The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays. But this year comparatively little has been happening.
Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found. Many said they would take a «wait-and-see» stance toward Brexit.
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.
Confirmation of a new Brexit deal sent sterling to a five-month high on Thursday and hoisted European stocks to a year-and-a-half peak, before familiar doubts about British parliamentary support for the agreement hauled them back.
Emirates NBD Bank on Thursday announced that it proposes to raise Dhs6.45 billion via a rights share offering to strengthen its capital base and support the future growth of the business.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration