Feature: Britons preparing for uncertainty of Brexit

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 23, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Holding an EU flag, Clem Ruttet from Kent was walking in the London street between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of the Parliament to protest against Brexit.
  • The Cheeky Panda is an innovative company, making tissues and wipes from virgin bamboo for markets both in the UK and European countries.


Barclays and Standard Life set to move €200bn here | Mar 23, 2019 at 2:30 AM
  • Barclays has continued to finalise the transfer of its mainland European business to Dublin, valuing its French business at €75m and its Italian branch at just €1m.
  • Around 600,000 Irish, German and Austrian customer policies will legally transfer from Standard Life to Dublin based Standard Life International which has a right to operate in the EU after Brexit.
  • The Italian business that was valued at €1m includes Barclays’ investment banking and corporate international divisions of its branch there, as well as the legacy mortgage business of the Italian arm.

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Brexit sparks a dash to cash Isas

The Times | Mar 23, 2019 at 12:01 AM
  • British savers are pulling their money out of stocks and shares and moving it into cash in soaring numbers amid uncertainty over the country’s economic future.The Bank of England says that savers deposited a record £1.1 billion in cash Isas in January (the most recent month for which figures are

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Standard Life’s Irish transfer allowed

The Times | Mar 23, 2019 at 12:01 AM
  • Standard Life has gained approval to transfer almost €19 billion of assets to Dublin to ensure its business will continue to run smoothly after Brexit.The Edinburgh-based company, one of the largest investment life assurance firms in the world, yesterday received the final permission it needed fr

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Scammers are cashing in on our Brexit bewilderment

The Times | Mar 23, 2019 at 12:01 AM
  • Consumer groups are warning that the UK’s impending departure from the European Union is leading to a surge in Brexit-related scams. The Financial Conduct Authority, the consumer watchdog, and Which?, a consumer group, say that fraudsters are taking advantage of the political and economic uncertaint

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Timeline: Every major step in the Mueller investigation

The Independent | Mar 22, 2019 at 9:25 PM
  • After nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has finished the much-anticipated report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that could lay bare the truth behind the foreign nation’s efforts to impact American democracy, and those who helped along the way.
  • 9 April 2018 — Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, becomes the target of a federal raid on his home, office, and hotel room.
  • Investigators raided Cohen’s properties seeking evidence related to a criminal campaign finance violation Mr Trump and Cohen allegedly paid out near the end of the 2016 campaign to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to keep her silent about an alleged affair with the president in 2006.