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  • LONDON, June 25- Belgium has said EU-wide talks on Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the European Union are likely to be difficult and that his desire to exclude London from the bloc's aim of ever closer union is problematic. "Europe is something... you work on altogether and you try to achieve something altogether,"...

  • LONDON, June 25- Business chiefs from companies including BT, easyJet and a local cider maker called on Prime Minister David Cameron to keep Britain in the European Union as he prepared to ask EU leaders for a new deal. A Eurosceptic group published a report this week arguing that Britain could prosper outside the EU, which Britain joined in 1973..

  • BRUSSELS, June 25- Prime Minister David Cameron will pitch his renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union at a summit on Thursday as leaders of the 28- member bloc grapple with an influx of migrants and the prospect of a Greek default. Just over 42 years since Britain first joined the precursor to the EU, Cameron is trying to win a new...

  • BRUSSELS, June 21- Britain has a long history of short-lived negotiating triumphs in Europe. "The great lie about referendums is that they are definitive," said Denis MacShane, a former British minister for Europe and author of "Brexit: How Britain will leave Europe". Britain had been in the European Economic Community little more than a year in 1974 when Labour Prime...

  • But the country's top two airports Heathrow and Gatwick are at and near to maximum capacity and losing passengers to booming hubs like Dubai and Amsterdam's Schiphol that can offer more flights to new destinations like China. Now a government-appointed Airports Commission will emerge from three years of consideration to say in the next few weeks whether...

  • LONDON, June 18- For Encocam, one of the world's few manufacturers of crash test dummies, a British exit from the European Union looks like an accident that will probably be avoided. But if things turn out differently in the country's planned EU referendum, it will have big consequences for the company based 20 miles north-west of Cambridge. As well as tighter...

  • LONDON, June 17- British workers' pay grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in the three months to April and a Bank of England policymaker said the data underscored how interest rates are on course to rise. Britain's long-awaited recovery in living standards seemed to be gathering momentum as a key measure of earnings rose more quickly than expected, data...

  • *Average weekly earnings growth beats forecasts. LONDON, June 17- British workers' pay grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in the three months to April and a Bank of England policymaker said the data underscored that interest rates were likely to rise "in the not-too-distant future." On Wednesday evening, BoE policymaker Kristin Forbes said: "The next move...

  • LONDON, June 17- British workers' pay grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in the three months to April, putting the prospect of the Bank of England finally raising interest rates firmly back on the agenda for investors. Combined with near-zero inflation and data showing an increase in foreign direct investment, the earnings numbers suggested Britain's...

  • LONDON, June 17- The total value of foreign direct investment into Britain has topped 1 trillion pounds for the first time, Prime Minister David Cameron's government said on Wednesday, hailing "a sharp increase" in net flows last year. The data is likely to be seized upon by Cameron's Conservatives who reject assertions from opponents that his plan to reform...

  • LONDON, June 16- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday suffered his first parliamentary rebellion since being re-elected last month as he tried to unite his party on Europe by making concessions on the timing and rules of a planned EU membership referendum. Cameron, who has promised to try to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the European...

  • LONDON, June 16- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday promised he would not hold a European Union membership referendum on May 5 next year, his second U-turn in as many weeks to try to placate disgruntled Eurosceptic lawmakers in his Conservative Party. Cameron, who has promised to try to renegotiate Britain's EU relationship before the referendum,...

  • LONDON, June 16- British Prime Minister David Cameron has performed a U-turn and ruled out holding a European Union membership referendum on May 5, 2016, a shift to placate some of his own lawmakers who were opposed to it being held on the same day as local elections. The move will be interpreted as a tactical one designed to preserve unity in Cameron's ruling...

  • LONDON, June 13- Several of the biggest fund managers based in London are drawing up plans to move trillions of pounds of assets and thousands of jobs outside of Britain should the country vote to leave the EU in a referendum due by the end of 2017, the Sunday Times said. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives won an unexpected majority in polls last month...

  • LONDON, June 12- The only major ratings agency to still give Britain a top-notch credit rating said the country risked a downgrade due to Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union. Widespread dissatisfaction with the EU within Cameron's Conservative Party, and among many voters, prompted him to promise to...

  • S&P cuts outlook for UK rating on EU exit vote Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 12:25 PM ET

    LONDON, June 12- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's said on Friday that Britain was at increased risk of losing its triple-A credit rating due to Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union. S&P, the only major agency to still give Britain a top-notch sovereign rating, said it was lowering the outlook for the country's...

  • *Britain to hold in-out EU referendum by end-2017. LONDON, June 10- Britain wants a guarantee from the European Union that it will not be penalised for remaining outside the euro zone, finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday, setting out one key demand in London's renegotiation with the bloc. Cameron has said he wants to keep Britain inside the EU, but also...

  • UK PM Cameron says plans clampdown on non-EU immigration Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON, June 10- The British government plans to significantly reduce immigration from outside the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, teeing up a confrontation with business groups who fret their supply of skilled workers will be cut. Cameron has already set out plans to discourage EU migration as part of his efforts to...

  • Fund giant PIMCO sees little risk of UK exit from EU Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 5:54 AM ET

    LONDON, June 9- The chance of Britain leaving the European Union looks very low and uncertainty about the outcome of the country's EU membership referendum is not likely to affect business investment, a senior executive with global investment firm PIMCO said. Andrew Balls, PIMCO's global fixed income chief investment officer, said if uncertainty increased to...

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk said they hoped the G7, meeting in Germany, would present a united front on sanctions towards Russia over the Ukraine crisis. European Union leaders agreed in March that its sanctions on Moscow over its role in Ukraine would stay until a ceasefire agreement reached in the...