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  • LONDON, July 6- British firms' appetite for risk has increased since a national election in May, a survey of finance directors showed on Monday, with businesses confident that Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to negotiate better ties with the European Union before holding a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave. Chief Financial Officers "are...

  • LONDON, July 5- If Greece's' No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. "The EU project is now dying," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote-- but just one seat-- in Britain's May 7...

  • *Heathrow plan provides greatest benefits, commission says. Proposals to expand Heathrow in densely populated west London are politically divisive and likely to fuel tensions in the ruling Conservative party. Cameron set the deadline after a government-appointed commission selected Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport, as the preferred location for...

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYS WILL MAKE DECISION ON WHERE TO BUILD NEW LONDON AIRPORT CAPACITY BY END OF THE YEAR.

  • *Heathrow plan provides greatest benefits, commission says. Proposals to expand Heathrow in densely-populated west London are politically divisive and likely to fuel tensions in the ruling Conservative party. After a three-year study, the Airports Commission, as expected, selected a new runway at Heathrow over two other shortlisted options, arguing that it...

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The deal was welcomed as "fantastic news" by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised a referendum on his country's future in the EU...

  • LONDON, June 30- A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday. The group represents Britain's financial industry, widely known as "the City." Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's relationship...

  • LONDON, June 29- Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior policymakers will discuss on Monday how Greece's debt crisis might affect UK banking and whether it might need to help British holidaymakers and residents there. Cameron's spokeswoman said he would chair a meeting attended by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and senior ministers including...

  • LONDON, June 29- British Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a top level meeting on Monday to discuss the government's contingency planning over the Greek debt crisis, his spokeswoman said.

  • ATHENS, Greece— The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals:. Osborne said several thousand Britons who live in Greece but receive British pensions would continue to get their payments. He said British tourists who go to Greece should take more euros than usual.

  • 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...

  • British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started— with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead. Britain will hold a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017, and Cameron wants major changes to the U.K.' s relationship with the 28- nation bloc as a condition of remaining in.

  • *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...