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The spectre of Brexit haunts London’s financial sector

Brexit could deal a critical blow to London’s financial sector. In the worst-case scenario, the loss of passporting rights could trigger an exodus towards Paris or Frankfurt from which the

Debate Corner Economics Europe

Is Brexit a good idea for Britain?

GRI Debate: Should Britain leave the EU? As the June 23 referendum on a British exit (‘Brexit’) from the EU approaches, both sides are making forceful economic and political cases

Economics Europe

Why the UK can’t afford a Brexit

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Nandini Rao argues that the uncertainty caused by Brexit would hurt growth and diminish the UK’s

Economics Europe

Why Brexit is better for Britain

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Mikala Sorensen argues that the past years have given rise to a feeling among Britons that

Europe Politics

EU deal won’t impact Brexit decision

The UK has obtained some important concessions from the EU ahead – and because – of its Brexit referendum. The deal Cameron brought back from Brussels improves the terms of

Finance Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Governor to add to Brexit debate. Chinese government signals growth may slow. Primaries test Attack-Trump’s success. Syria talks resume. ECB issues rate decision. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Bank of England Governor

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

U.S. primaries could make some unbeatable. Spanish leader seeks to form government. Brazil reports GDP. China makes 5-year goals. Brexit debate begins. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Super Tuesday primaries could make Hillary Clinton and Donald

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

ASEAN Summit in California. Fed bankers speak. Brussels Summit covers Brexit and refugees. Uganda’s elections to continue decades of rule. U.S. campaigns heat up. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. ASEAN

Europe Politics

Brexit: what could go wrong for Cameron?

A letter laying out EU proposals for convincing the UK to stay in the EU opens a new phase in negotiations that should ultimately lead to the kick-off of the

Economics Europe

UK unlikely to change interest rates until Brexit decision

The rate hike cycle that appears to have started in the U.S. is not likely to cross the Atlantic anytime soon. In its first policy meeting of 2016, the Bank