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    Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

    A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major reasons for pervasive uneasiness was the post-Brexit vote ambiguity over the economic fallout of the disastrous referendum. By October 2016 when this writer visited London, the pound had slumped over 15 per cent and Britain had one quantitative easing stimulus to tide over economic uncertainty. The economy was not

  • Russian Twitter accounts meddled in 2016 Brexit vote

    London: In a startling revelation, a group of data scientists has found 156,252 Russian accounts on Twitter which mentioned #Brexit and posted nearly 45,000 messages related to the EU referendum in the 48 hours around the vote.

  • Banksy Brexit mural appears in England

    London: A Brexit-inspired mural by acclaimed street artist Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the European Union (EU) flag appeared in a coastal town in England, the media reported.

  • Investing for the New Year 2017

    Successful investment requires clear thinking, consistent action and sufficient patience. If we make those ours, 2017 can definitely yield a rich harvest, writes Tensing Rodrigues

    Also Read: The art of creating wealth from equity market

     Every year is a new year, and holds a promise of something new; however as the world sails through a rough patch, it is easy to lose hope. US has just passed an

  • Dictionary.com’s word of the year is ‘xenophobia’

    New York : You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.” While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look words up in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.

  • Theresa-May

    Britain poised to have first woman PM since Thatcher!

    London : Britain is poised to get its first woman Prime Minister in more than a quarter of a century since Margaret Thatcher as the race to succeed David Cameron after the Brexit vote narrowed down to home secretary Theresa May and energy minister Andrea Leadsom on Thursday.

  • European Parliament members boo Farage as he mocks EU

    Brussels: Nigel Farage of Britain on Tuesday was booed in the European Parliament after he insulted fellow members in an extraordinary exchange in the wake of the Brexit vote.

  • British-Pound

     Pound falls to 30-year low against dollar after Brexit vote

    London: European stocks extended their losses on Monday with the British pound falling to its lowest level in almost 31 years in the wake of the economic and political uncertainty following Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. The sterling dropped more than 3 per cent to $1.32 against the dollar — the lowest level since September 1985. The euro was also under pressure, down almost one percent against the greenback.

  • Jeremy-Corbyn

    Pressure mounts for Jeremy Corbyn to resign

    London: In the wake of UK’s Brexit vote, several Labour Party politicians on Saturday called for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down, holding him responsible for a poor referendum campaign and labelling him incapable of winning a general election. Leftist Corbyn, who has struggled to win full party support since taking over the reins of the party in September 2015, is due to give a speech about the future of his

  • Donald Trump

    Trump lauds Brexit, says Britons took back control

    Edinburgh: Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday praised the British people, saying they “took back control of their country” by voting to leave the European Union. The property tycoon has in recent months been vocal in his support of a Brexit vote. Trump, who is in Scotland to open a golf course, said Britons “took back control of their country” by voting to quit the EU. He had earlier said

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal cites ‘Brexit’, says Delhi statehood referendum soon

    New Delhi: Citing the ‘Brexit‘ referendum, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the national capital will soon have a referendum on full statehood issue. Last month, the AAP government released a draft bill on full statehood for Delhi and invited suggestions from the public till June 30.

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    ‘Goans living in UK on Portuguese passports should be helped’

    Panaji: Following the Brexit vote, the Goa government should help Goans who used Portuguese passports to settle in the UK, a political party in the state said on Friday. “We are with you. After Brexit, we @GoaForwardParty empathise with Goan diaspora facing uncertainity in the UK. Goa government must swiftly set up a task force to help Goans,” legislator Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party tweeted.

  • James Cameron

    ‘Australia’s British expats vital for Brexit vote’

    Canberra: Australia’s British expats could play a vital role in whether or not Britain remains in the European Union (EU), as around 1.2 million British citizens living here are eligible to vote in the landmark referendum on Thursday.

  • Brexit: Merkelcautions against ‘radical’ speech

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged British politicians to moderate the language used in their campaigns ahead of the Brexit vote, after a popular pro-Europe MP was murdered.

  • Brexit vote would trigger cuts, tax hikes: Osborne

    London: A vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next week would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts, Britain’s finance minister warned today, after stock markets sank on the apparently rising prospect of Brexit.

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