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  • LONDON, Jan 17- Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed a collaborative approach to finding a new Brexit deal after the agreement she had negotiated was crushed by parliament on Tuesday in the biggest defeat for a British government in modern times. What is her new approach, and will it work? She has sought meetings with the leaders of all other opposition parties...

  • *Focus on Vodafone's UK, German and Irish markets. As part of the deal, the UK- based telecoms operator will pay $550 million to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that will offer tools such as artificial intelligence and automation to networked businesses. Vodafone has built a strong position in mobile services for business- it is the No. 1 or No. 2...

  • A main road outside Newry, Northern Ireland that shows an old customs and excise station near the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

    A U.K. withdrawal from the European bloc without trade agreements could spell trouble for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, said former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal. That result fell short of the 60 votes necessary to advance to a final passage vote in the 100- member Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 seat...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal. That result fell short of the 60 votes necessary to advance to a final passage vote in the 100- member Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 seat...

  • UK politicians need to put country before party: Former Irish prime minister

    Former Prime Minister of Ireland John Bruton says it is time for all politicians in the U.K. to put the interests of Britain and Europe before the interests of any particular party.

  • *Investors cut exposure to UK after 2016 Brexit referendum. *Limit UK exposure even as optimism grows, say wealth managers. "We believe that investors are getting ahead of themselves," said Azad Zangana, a strategist at Schroders, a view shared by Dean Turner, UK economist at UBS Global Wealth Management.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct; midcaps up 0.1 pct. LONDON, Jan 16- Britain's blue chip stocks were lower on Wednesday as a stronger pound lured investors toward domestic companies and away from exporters after Prime Minister Theresa May's heavy Brexit defeat, while weak results weighed on Pearson. The top share index was down 0.5 percent at 1054 GMT, lagging European peers...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct; midcaps up 0.4 pct. LONDON, Jan 16- Britain's blue chip stocks were lower in early deals as the stronger pound pushed multinationals lower after Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union suffered an overwhelming defeat and weak results from Pearson weighed. Ireland's top share index, one of the barometers for Brexit...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray just 10 weeks before it is due to leave. With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United Kingdom is now in the...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of a historic defeat in a vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday, plunging plans for Britain's biggest political and economic change for decades into deeper uncertainty. Barely two-and-a-half months before Britain is due to leave the European Union, May's expected defeat would open a range...

  • *China stimulus hopes provide support. LONDON, Jan 15- European shares rose on Tuesday after China signaled more stimulus measures to soften the blow from a tariff war with the United States, although fresh worries over bad loans hit Italian banks and uncertainty dominated ahead of a key Brexit vote. In the UK, the export-oriented FTSE 100 rose 0.6 percent and the...

  • *Italy to bonds stead as 15- year syndication launched. Italy, meanwhile, priced its first syndicated bond deal in a year. While this allays investor concerns that Germany would slip into recession and undermine the European Central Bank's plan to gradually end crisis stimulus measures, it has only done so by the skin of its teeth.

  • FRANKFURT/ DUBLIN, Jan 15- Germany's drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs while Ireland has drawn up a watch list of some 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain crashes out without a divorce deal. For its part, Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 15- The European Commission on Tuesday pushed back plans to end individual member states' veto power on the introduction of a proposed tax on digital revenues by five years to 2025.. In another crucial step back from initial plans, on Tuesday the EU Executive led by former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, decided to dismiss a legal...

  • *Italy hires banks for new 15- yr bond deal. LONDON, Jan 14- Record investor demand for the year's first wave of euro zone government bond sales sets the stage for new debt issuance from Italy and Spain, whose debt agencies are keen to capitalize on the conducive environment, bankers said. Spain is expected to follow with a syndicated bond next week, bankers told...

  • *Italy hires banks for new 15- yr bond deal. LONDON, Jan 14- Record investor demand for the year's first wave of euro zone government bond sales sets the stage for new debt issuance from Italy and Spain, whose debt agencies are keen to capitalise on the conducive environment, bankers said. Spain is expected to follow with a syndicated bond next week, bankers told...

  • *Italy yields fall after bond sales go well. LONDON, Jan 11- Italian government bond yields fell sharply on Friday following the successful sale of 6.5 billion euros of its debt, wrapping up the busiest week for euro zone bond issuance in three years. Italy sold three-, seven and 30- year bonds at the top end of its planned range.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 11- The European Commission is set to fail to break the EU deadlock on tax reforms as it is planning to give states a veto right on a proposal meant to end governments' blocking powers on the matter. The move, scheduled to be unveiled on Tuesday, would come after EU states failed last month to agree on a common levy on digital multinationals which stand...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- French and German government bond yields slipped towards recent two-year lows on Thursday as soft data out of China and caution about the economic outlook boosted demand for top-rated debt. Strong demand at bond sales by Belgium, Ireland and Portugal was welcomed by investors, who had been worried an avalanche of supply could trigger market...