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More Property Funds Suspended As Brexit Tremors Continue In The City

More Property Funds Suspended As Brexit Tremors Continue In The City

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has sent further shock waves through financial markets, with three more property funds suspended, the pound plunging and share prices falling amid fresh uncertainty about the economic impact of the decision to leave the EU. Funds responsible for investing some £14bn in shopping centres, office blocks and warehouses have […]

Brexit: Pound Plunges To 30-year Lows As EU Fears Bite Into Global Markets Again

Brexit: Pound Plunges To 30-year Lows As EU Fears Bite Into Global Markets Again

The pound sank to three-decade lows and Asian share markets fell on Wednesday as fears over Brexit and instability in the European Union returned with a vengeance. Sterling was again a major casualty, sinking under $1.30 in fast-moving trade. It hit its lowest since 1985 when it got down as deep as $1.2565. In wild […]

OPINION: The Key Lesson Of Brexit Is That Globalisation Must Work For All Of Britain

OPINION: The Key Lesson Of Brexit Is That Globalisation Must Work For All Of Britain

There is a real danger that we spend the next decade refighting last week’s referendum. If Scotland’s recent experience is anything to go by – where there are now two entrenched camps of yes and no voters in the aftermath of the 2014 independence referendum – then the battle lines drawn in a bitterly fought […]

‘Brexit’ Briefing: European Union Meets; Conservatives Aim to Replace David Cameron

‘Brexit’ Briefing: European Union Meets; Conservatives Aim to Replace David Cameron

LONDON — European leaders are meeting in Brussels (but Britain isn’t invited). Lawmakers from Britain’s governing party are jockeying to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, while the opposition Labour Party is in turmoil. The markets look to be recovering — or is it a “dead cat bounce”? There’s plenty for you to keep an eye […]

These Are Scary Times For People Of Colour. It’s Time For A Big Conversation

These Are Scary Times For People Of Colour. It’s Time For A Big Conversation

What can one definitively write about Britain voting to leave as this seismic event unfolds? As a person of colour, attempting to make sense of my country right now feels something like being disembodied. My thinking self is somewhere separate from my body. I am out of place. I am vulnerable. How could I not? […]

How Will Brexit Change Life In The UK, Europe And Elsewhere?

How Will Brexit Change Life In The UK, Europe And Elsewhere?

James Cleverly is a happy man. He was one of the biggest campaigners to get Britain out of the European Union. But even the Conservative parliamentarian was a bit uneasy when his side won. “Deep down all of us — all humans — are a bit nervous about change. The British particularly so, and we have embarked on […]

The British Are Frantically Googling What The E.U. is, Hours After Voting To Leave It

The British Are Frantically Googling What The E.U. is, Hours After Voting To Leave It

The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for. Awakening to a stock market plunge and a precipitous decline in […]

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

EU Parliament Leader: We Want Britain Out As Soon As Possible

A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough. Cameron announced on Friday morning that he would step down as prime minister by the autumn, after […]

Sayeeda Warsi Quits Leave Campaign Over ‘Hateful, Xenophobic’ Tactics

Sayeeda Warsi Quits Leave Campaign Over ‘Hateful, Xenophobic’ Tactics

Sayeeda Warsi, the former chair of the Conservative party, has said she will no longer support the campaign to leave the European Union just days before the referendum, accusing it of “hate and xenophobia”. Warsi said the positive case for leaving the EU had been neglected by the official campaign, though leading leave campaigners have […]

EU Accused of Exporting Problem of Overfishing With Mauritania Deal

EU Accused of Exporting Problem of Overfishing With Mauritania Deal

The EU has renewed a four-year fishing agreement with Mauritania that will allow more than 100 EU vessels into Mauritania’s waters in return for funding that will support local fishing communities. But the deal has its critics. The agreement, which has just been greenlit by the European parliament, is an avenue for member states to […]

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