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Boris Johnson

Britain, EU tell each other to give way in 'difficult' trade talks
World

Britain, EU tell each other to give way in 'difficult' trade talks

  • With less than two weeks before Britain leaves the EU’s orbit, both sides are calling on the other to move to secure a deal and safeguard annual trade in goods from tariffs and quotas.
  • The EU wants to be able to impose trade barriers in the event that Britain changes its regulations in the future and undercuts the bloc’s market of 450 million consumers.
Published 21 Dec, 2020 11:45am
Stocks, pound, oil sink as virus surge trumps stimulus deal
Markets

Stocks, pound, oil sink as virus surge trumps stimulus deal

  • Oil prices also sank as the new containment measures hammered expectations for travel over the Christmas period, with the discovery of a mutated and more infectious strain of the coronavirus in Britain also leading several governments to ban flights from the country.
Published 21 Dec, 2020 08:35am
Britain, EU strike pessimistic tone in post-Brexit trade talks
World

Britain, EU strike pessimistic tone in post-Brexit trade talks

  • Britain and the European Union struck a pessimistic tone in trade talks on Thursday, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it was “very likely” there would be no agreement unless the bloc changed its position “substantially”.
  • Just over two weeks before Britain finally leaves the bloc’s orbit, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was also downbeat, saying it would be “very challenging” to overcome the “big differences” that remained.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 11:21am
Brexit trade talks to continue for ‘coming days’, UK PM's office says
World

Brexit trade talks to continue for ‘coming days’, UK PM's office says

  • Parliament will begin its traditional Christmas break on Thursday having completed all the legislation required for the end of the current Brexit transition period.
  • Time is now in short supply to reach an agreement with the EU and we expect discussions will continue over the coming days.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 01:01am
India and UK to move forward on trade talks as Johnson plans visit
World

India and UK to move forward on trade talks as Johnson plans visit

  • India and Britain will push negotiations on trade ties, their foreign ministers said after talks in New Delhi on Tuesday, as both countries seek to restart economies battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Trade and investment will be high on the agenda of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will travel to New Delhi in January, his first bilateral visit since taking office.
Published 16 Dec, 2020 12:57pm
UK PM Johnson to visit India in January to strengthen trade ties
World

UK PM Johnson to visit India in January to strengthen trade ties

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to India in January, his first bilateral visit since taking office, to try to strengthen trade and investment ties and work together on tackling climate change.
  • Since leaving the European Union in January, Johnson wants to promote what he calls “global Britain”.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 06:27pm