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  • FRANKFURT, March 24- For companies in the European Union, London is the chief gateway to finance. Rerouting the financial lines that run through London will be complex, experts say. London dominates wholesale banking in Europe, a 5.8 trillion euro industry that includes financing for companies from big multinationals to family-owned firms that are the...

  • FRANKFURT, March 24- For companies in the European Union, London is the chief gateway to finance. Rerouting the financial lines that run through London will be complex, experts say. London dominates wholesale banking in Europe, a 5.8 trillion euro industry that includes financing for companies from big multinationals to family-owned firms that are the...

  • FRANKFURT, March 24- For companies in the European Union, London is the chief gateway to finance. Rerouting the financial lines that run through London will be complex, experts say. London dominates wholesale banking in Europe, a 5.8 trillion euro industry that includes financing for companies from big multinationals to family-owned firms that are the...

  • FRANKFURT, March 24- For companies in the European Union, London is the chief gateway to finance. Rerouting the financial lines that run through London will be complex, experts say. London dominates wholesale banking in Europe, a 5.8 trillion euro industry that includes financing for companies from big multinationals to family-owned firms that are the...

  • May had delivered her vision two days earlier for pulling Britain out of the European Union's single market. Now the Wall Street banks, fearing Britain was headed for trouble, wanted to hear more about her strategy. "We contribute a double-digit percentage to Britain's GDP.

  • LONDON, March 24- Sterling fell against the dollar and euro on Friday, retreating from the previous session's one-month highs, as investors braced for Britain's beginning the formal process of leaving the European Union next week. An interview with Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe in The Times also laid out the argument for the Bank looking through...

  • DUBLIN, March 24- The nine-month Brexit "phoney war" is set to come to an end next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May notifies the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, starting two years of unprecedented negotiations. May will send a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

  • LONDON— Businesses across the 19- country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties— including France's high-stakes presidential election. Business activity in France reached the highest since May 2011, even surpassing that of Germany, despite concern that the country's right-wing,...

  • LONDON, March 24- All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trumps promise to deliver a "phenomenal" U.S. tax reform. The White House's ability to get legislation through Congress is crucial to "Trumpflation" bets on fiscal...

  • LONDON, March 24- The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday, recovering from its worst run of daily losses versus the safe-haven currency since 2010, but gains were capped by worries that U.S. And though the dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 111.19 yen on Friday, it has still fallen over 3 percent over the past fortnight-- its worst showing since early August 2016-- as...

  • *Euro govt bond yields rise 1-4 bps across the board. LONDON, March 24- Investors sold euro zone government bonds on Friday as reports on private-sector activity in the bloc provided further signals of economic growth, strengthening the case for a withdrawal of monetary stimulus. "It will be a confirmation of the economic strength in the euro zone, and that means...

  • A police officer stands in front of armoured police personnel carriers on a street leading to the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 24, 2017 two days after the March 22 terror attack on the British parliament and Westminster Bridge.

    Appeal to the public that if anyone knows the attacker, his associates or recent movements, they should contact the police.

  • 10 arrests in total over London terror attack

    CNBC's Willem Marx has the latest news surrounding London's terror attack Wednesday and the subsequent police investigation.

  • Guy Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, discusses the timeline for future Brexit negotiations.

  • Article 50 triggering will be anon event

    Mouhammed Choukeir, chief investment officer at Kleinwort Hambros, adds that fundamentals in Europe and the U.K. are "very robust."

  • LONDON, March 24- Britain's Labour party has won five seats at elections in the City of London, the heart of the country's financial district, as it seeks to challenge the borough's centuries-old policy of independence from party politics. Britain's main opposition party, lagging far behind the Conservatives in national opinion under its current leader,...

  • Markets only react to terror attacks when they become a pattern

    Mouhammed Choukeir, chief investment officer at Kleinwort Hambros, adds that policymakers and businesses have taken recent terror attacks "on the front foot."

  • Tight security restrictions remain around Westminster

    CNBC's Willem Marx gives the latest updates from Westminster Bridge on Wednesday's terror attack the police investigation.

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,019.56 and Britain's FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,338.09. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets are likely to remain on hold today...

  • *Presumed new Hong Kong leader seen stoking tensions. HONG KONG, March 24- Hong Kong on Sunday will likely select Beijing's favoured candidate for its next leader who some say will further divide a city where middle class families have become increasingly disaffected by political tension and economic hardship. Former top civil servant Carrie Lam is widely...