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  • LONDON, Dec 16- Investors sound optimistic about a breakout for the world economy next year, but for all the talk of huge tax cuts from the incoming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, the economic outlook looks similar to 2016: uneven and unspectacular. Much may hinge on financial markets, which for a brief period around the start of this year looked like their fretting...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday it was right for EU leaders to discuss Brexit without her over dinner, suggesting they needed time to sort out their position and prepare for Britain's divorce negotiations. At the start of a summit which EU leaders will follow by sharing a dinner without the British prime minister, May sought to...

  • LONDON, Dec 14- If Prime Minister Theresa May has a detailed Brexit plan, it is very secret. Since the June 23 referendum, May has been clear only that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union and that she will formally trigger exit talks by the end of March 2017. "It is absolutely right that we do not set out at this stage every single detail of our proposed...

  • LONDON, Dec 14- If Prime Minister Theresa May has a detailed Brexit plan, it is very secret. Since the June 23 referendum, May has been clear only that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union and that she will formally trigger exit talks by the end of March 2017. Britons' vote to leave the bloc has opened a huge number of questions including whether exporters...

  • British finance minister Philip Hammond on Monday backed the idea of a transition period to smooth the process of leaving the European Union.

  • LONDON, Dec 12- British finance minister Philip Hammond on Monday backed the idea of a transition period to smooth the process of leaving the European Union, and said EU countries also stood to gain from a gradual Brexit. Britain is due to launch a two-year process of Brexit negotiations by the end of March and the European Commission has said it wants an even...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- The wife of Pacific Investment Management Co co-founder Bill Gross is seeking a divorce after 31 years of marriage. Sue Gross, who has featured in many of her husband's widely followed investment outlook letters, filed a petition on Nov. 22 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. After leaving Pimco, Gross joined Janus Capital Group Inc, where he runs...

  • *Most lawmakers supported Britain staying in the European Union. LONDON, Dec 7- While the British government tries to prevent parliament from having to pass a law to trigger the country's exit from the European Union, Reuters research indicates the lower house would in fact support it, based on lawmakers' recent statements. The government is challenging that...

  • *Most lawmakers supported Britain staying in the European Union. LONDON, Dec 7- While the British government tries to prevent parliament voting on its plan to trigger the country's exit from the European Union, Reuters research indicates the lower house would in fact support its move, based on lawmakers' recent statements. The government is challenging that...

  • LONDON, Dec 6- Britain will most likely leave the European Union having signed a bilateral trade agreement, according to a Reuters poll of economists on Tuesday that also suggested there remains little chance of the country slipping into recession. Since the June 23 decision to leave the EU, Britain's economy has performed much better than had been previously...

  • LONDON, Dec 5- Britain's Attorney General Jeremy Wright said the government's appeal to the UK Supreme Court over who has the right to trigger the formal divorce process from the European Union goes to the heart of the British constitution. "It raises issues going to the very heart of our constitutional settlement," Wright told the court. Wright's comment came at...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- The British government will start official divorce proceedings from the European Union early next year, according a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists, who also said sterling's slide since June's Brexit referendum is not yet over. Following Britain's decision to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May said she intends to trigger...

  • MUMBAI/ BENGALURU, Nov 25- Mumbai resident Shashikant Zhalte's wedding this weekend will be less sparkling than his family had hoped, thanks to a cash shortage following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock withdrawal of high-value notes to fight "black money". The scenario is being played out across India, the world's second biggest consumer of gold,...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 25- Senior officials from Britain's EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May- but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants. Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday's...

  • MUMBAI/ BENGALURU, Nov 25- Mumbai resident Shashikant Zhalte's wedding this weekend will be less sparkling than his family had hoped, thanks to a cash shortage following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock withdrawal of high-value notes to fight "black money." The scenario is being played out across India, the world's second biggest consumer of gold,...

  • LONDON, Nov 21- British finance minister Philip Hammond looks unlikely to spend big when he announces the country's first budget plan since the Brexit vote on Wednesday, but he will probably take steps to help business and consumers through a slowdown next year. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility looks set to paint a much worse picture for the...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- There is a recognisable repetition in Theresa May's speeches about Britain's decision to leave the European Union: "Brexit means Brexit", making "a success of it" and getting "the best deal" for Britain are some of her stump phrases. May has declined to say whether she wants Britain to remain in the single market. Those talks will determine Britain's...

  • LONDON, Nov 8- The dollar inched lower ahead of voting in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, a sign of last-minute nerves over the chances of a victory for Donald Trump that traders and analysts say would knock several percent off the greenback's value. On Monday, markets had turned away from the Trump-driven "risk-off" plays that have knocked the dollar in...

  • *With freedoms flexible, UK seeks Brexit compromises. BERLIN, Nov 7- British businessman Simon Boyd recalls winning a big contract to build an aircraft hangar in France- only to lose it because he couldn't secure the required French insurance in time. "It's easier for us to export to Mongolia than to France," he told Reuters.

  • *Sterling futures on Chicago market: http://tmsnrt.rs/2ekQXEX. Those bets reached record levels as polls tightened before the referendum in June, and since the vote to leave they have accelerated on signs that Prime Minister Theresa May favors a "hard" exit that would also take Britain out of the single market. Sterling was one of the worst-performing...