“I firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is a decision in the best interests of the entire United Kingdom”
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, would focus more on investment, including in digital infrastructure, if he becomes European Commission President, he told German radio.
Prime Minister Theresa May said that there were still considerable unresolved issues with the European Union over Brexit as the two sides approached the “endgame” in negotiations for departure from the bloc.
The dollar traded slightly below a 16-month high versus a basket of peers, benefiting from save-haven flows sparked by political uncertainties in Europe and fears of a global economic slowdown.
Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said he expected cabinet ministers to keep backing their leader on Brexit, and that they would be called to a meeting to discuss an EU exit deal as and when there was something to talk about.
British blue chips outperformed their European peers morning as fears over Britain’s European Union exit terms sank the pound, giving an accounting boost to stocks with foreign revenues in dollars.
British parliament will vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s possible Brexit so voters should be given a new referendum, May’s former education minister said.
No meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet was scheduled for and negotiations to leave the European Union are continuing, a government source said.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that a European Union plan to tax big internet firms such as Google and Facebook was close to being struck, despite several EU governments having pushed back against the idea.