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  • LONDON/ WILDBAD KREUTH, Germany, Jan 7- A majority of Britons who have made up their minds would vote to leave the European Union in a forthcoming referendum, making Britain by far the most reluctant member of the 28- nation bloc, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed. As Prime Minister David Cameron pushed for a deal from other EU leaders to improve London's...

  • *HSBC, Barclays say EU has been crucial to London success. *HSBC could realign some ops to continent after a Brexit. Officials from two UK banks, HSBC and Barclays, said access to the EU's single market and its common rules was "crucial" and a key factor in London's success as Europe's biggest financial center.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Britain's John Lewis Partnership maintained its full-year profit guidance thanks to a strong Christmas performance from its department stores which reported robust fashion sales despite a mild start to winter. Next blamed Britain's unusually warm weather in November and December for a sharp slowdown in sales growth. The John Lewis...

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- The yen vaulted to a near three-month high against the dollar and multi-month highs versus other currencies on Wednesday as investors sought shelter in low-risk assets after weak economic news from China and a possible nuclear test in North Korea. Yen buying started after China's central bank set the yuan at a much weaker level than Tuesday's...

  • The euro fetched 128.02 yen, having hit a nine-month low of 127.535 yen the previous day while the British pound slipped to a 14- month low of 174.20 on Tuesday, erasing all of its gains made after the Bank of Japan's monetary easing in October 2014. Disappointing manufacturing surveys in China and the United States, plunges in Chinese shares and heightened...

  • CLECKHEATON, England, Jan 5- Eric Simpson, the owner of a furniture recycling firm in northern England, once believed in the European Union. Now he's unsure how to vote in a referendum on Britain's future in the bloc, reflecting growing doubts among the business community. But sitting in the showroom of his Over2Hills business in the Yorkshire town of Cleckheaton,...

  • *None of 48 economists polled expect a move on January 14. Jan 4- The Bank of England's first rate increase in more than eight years is likely to come in the second quarter of 2016, as previously expected, bolstered by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise U.S. rates last month, a Reuters poll found. "With the first Fed rate hike having gone smoothly, this will give the...

  • LONDON, Jan 4- The majority of big British businesses that favour Britain remaining in the European Union has dwindled over the last six months, according to a quarterly survey of chief financial officers published on Monday. Accountancy firm Deloitte said 62 percent of CFOs from FTSE 350 and other large private companies backed Britain's continued...

  • *Aviva, Direct Line, RSA, AXA say too soon for cost estimates. LONDON, Dec 29- Insurers are facing some of the costliest British floods on record as large parts of northern England, already inundated, brace for more heavy rain. Around 6,700 properties have been damaged so far according to the Environment Agency, with accountancy firm KPMG estimating the total...

  • *Aviva, Direct Line, RSA, AXA say too soon for cost estimates. LONDON, Dec 29- Insurers are facing some of the costliest British floods on record as large parts of northern England, already inundated, brace for more heavy rain. Around 6,700 properties have been damaged so far according to the Environment Agency, with accountancy firm KPMG estimating the total...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Britain's economic growth has slowed markedly, according to data on Wednesday that supports expectations the Bank of England will not raise record low interest rates any time soon. Hurt by slow demand for exports from a flagging global economy, gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent in the third quarter, matching its lowest rate since late 2012,...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Britain's economic growth has slowed markedly, according to data on Wednesday that supports expectations the Bank of England will not raise record low interest rates any time soon. Hurt by slow demand for exports from a flagging global economy, gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent in the third quarter, matching its lowest rate since late 2012,...

  • LONDON, Dec 23- Britain's economy grew less strongly than previously thought in much of 2015, according to official data that may give the Bank of England pause for thought as it ponders when to raise interest rates. Britain's economy expanded by 0.4 percent in the third quarter, down from a previous estimate of 0.5 percent and below the forecasts of 35...

  • Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidescope been shaken up so vigorously. The collapse of the Iron Curtain led within two years to the agreement to create a single European currency and, over the following 15 years, to the eastward enlargement of the EU and NATO up to...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- The richest Britons are accumulating wealth three times as fast as the poorest, according to new official data likely to heighten concerns Britain is becoming an increasingly unequal society. As in many other countries, inequality is a hot political topic in Britain, which is still feeling the effects from the 2008-09 recession, the worst in many...

  • Brexit risk is fairly low at the moment: Stratfor Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 5:20 PM ET
    Brexit risk is fairly low at the moment: Stratfor

    David Cameron will be negotiating with EU leaders for more sovereignty for Britain and a solution to the migrant influx, says Mark Fleming-Williams, Europe analyst at Stratfor.

  • UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss demands for reforms in the European Union.

  • UK PM faces tough talks in Brussels Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    UK PM faces tough talks in Brussels

    U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron is negotiating with leaders in Brussels on Britain's future in the EU. Financial Times’ Brussels bureau chief, Peter Spiegel weighs in.

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany signalled its readiness on Wednesday to be "extremely helpful" to Prime Minister David Cameron in his quest to renegotiate Britain's membership of the European Union. Speaking before EU leaders debate Cameron's EU reform demands on Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel called Britain a "natural ally" and described the benefits British...

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany is ready to be "extremely helpful" to British Prime Minister David Cameron in his renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union, a senior German official said on Wednesday, in a strong signal of support from Berlin. Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017. While...