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  • LONDON, June 29- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he thought it would be hard for Greece to stay in the single currency if Greeks voted to reject a deal from international creditors in a forthcoming referendum. But it's for the Greek people to decide, "Cameron told BBC radio. He said he wanted to see a deal struck between Athens and the EU for the sake...

  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS WANTS AGREEMENT BETWEEN GREEK GOVERNMENT AND EURO ZONE FOR SAKE OF STABILITY.

  • LONDON, June 28- A British exit from the European Union would set the country back half a century and be catastrophic for its trade and economic prospects, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Sunday. Branson, whose Virgin Group empire ranges from airlines to banking and space travel, was speaking after Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders...

  • *Greece for dinner, Britain for dessert- one official. BRUSSELS, June 25- Prime Minister David Cameron will tell European Union leaders on Thursday he needs a new deal to keep Britain inside the bloc, opening an argument over its future at a summit preoccupied with keeping Greece from crashing out. Freshly re-elected last month, Cameron faces difficult...

  • From menu of crises, Greece risks eating Europe's dinner Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    *Euro zone showdown with Greece could eat up time at summit. BRUSSELS, June 25- European Union leaders faced a daunting list of crises as they began their summit on Thursday, notably migrants crowding in at their southern borders, Russia growling in the east, Britain's threat to quit and a desperate need to create jobs. But a battle of wills between Greece and its...

  • Europe's bankers fear Brexit more than Grexit Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:35 AM ET

    *Banks and hedge funds have slashed their exposure to Greece. FRANKFURT, June 25- The possibility of Britain leaving the European Union sometime in the future worries European bankers a great deal more than the prospect that Greece might be on its way out soon. Britain's inclusion in the EU is more important to the bloc's long-term future than whatever happens to...

  • *Queen says EU needs Britain. 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 joined the precursor to the EU, Cameron will...

  • 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...