EU post-Brexit imports from UK halve in Jan-Feb, trade surplus rises

EU post-Brexit imports from UK halve in Jan-Feb, trade surplus rises

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's imports from Britain almost halved in the first two months of the year following the UK exit from the EU single market, data showed on Friday, and the 27-nation bloc's trade surplus with Britain rose as exports fell by less. The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said EU imports from Britain dropped 47.0% year-on-year in January-February to 16.6 billion euros ($19.9 billion) while exports to the United Kingdom declined only 20.2% to 39.8 billion euros. As a result, the EU's trade surplus with Britain rose to 23.2 billion euros in the first two months after Britain's Brexit transition period expired from 18.6 billion euros in the same period of 2020, when London still enjoyed unfettered access to the EU's single market. Eurostat said the...

Column: E-euro starts to take shape

Column: E-euro starts to take shape

By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - The promised digital euro started to take shape this week and signals from Frankfurt may offer some relief to nervy commercial banks worried about being sidelined by...

COVID-19 DASHBOARD UPDATE

COVID-19 DASHBOARD UPDATE

April 10th, 2021 The most recent reports received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Mount St. Johns Medical Centre (MSJMC) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency...

Address by Prime Minister Gaston Browne at UN Security Council Open Debate on Climate Change

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (‘AOSIS’)…

PM Browne calls for political ceasefire as Government fights COVID-19 Virus

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 20th February, 2021……Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Saturday, during his weekly appearance on a radio programme on 99.1 Pointe FM has called on his political opponents to observe a ceasefire and join his government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “I am going to commit myself from today that I will aspire to have nothing…

EU post-Brexit imports from UK halve in Jan-Feb, trade surplus rises

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's imports from Britain almost halved in the first two months of the year following the UK exit from the EU single market, data showed on Friday, and the 27-nation bloc's trade surplus with Britain rose as exports fell by less....

Column: E-euro starts to take shape

By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - The promised digital euro started to take shape this week and signals from Frankfurt may offer some relief to nervy commercial banks worried about being sidelined by the latest disrupter. With the "hands off" pandemic accelerating the...

City of London Brexit hit worse than expected, says study

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Over 400 financial firms in Britain have shifted activities, staff and a combined trillion pounds ($1.4 trillion) in assets to hubs in the European Union due to Brexit, with more pain to come, a study from New Financial think tank said...