Pound slump continues in Asian trading

The pound has fallen in early trading in Asia on Monday, adding to Friday’s record one-day decline. Sterling was trading at $1.3440, down more than 2% from Friday’s close. Against the euro it was trading at €1.2165, down 1.3%. On … Continue reading


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Scots against second independence referendum despite Brexit vote: poll

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Wall Street futures ease lower as Brexit concerns linger

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Australian independent Xenophon could play kingmaker in election

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IS claims deadly suicide attack on Jordanian soldiers

Amman (AFP) – The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing this week that killed seven Jordanian soldiers on the Syrian border, the jihadist-linked news agency Amaq said in a statement on its website. Tuesday’s blast, … Continue reading


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Osborne statement seeks to calm fears

George Osborne will issue a statement early on Monday morning in a bid to calm markets after the surprise Brexit vote triggered turmoil on Friday. The Chancellor has not spoken publicly since the Leave campaign won Thursday’s referendum. He will … Continue reading


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Johnson vows EU cooperation after referendum result

Boris Johnson says the UK will continue to “intensify” cooperation with the EU following its vote to leave the EU. The leading pro-Leave campaigner said exit supporters must accept the 52-48 result was “not entirely overwhelming”. Writing in Monday’s Daily … Continue reading


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Hungary 0-4 Belgium

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UK's opposition Labour leader defiant after 12 of his team withdraw support

Britain’s opposition Labour leader said on Sunday he would not resign despite more than a third of his senior team withdrawing their support for him, plunging the party into crisis in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European … Continue reading


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Two killed, 70 wounded in Madagascar grenade blast

Antananarivo (AFP) – At least two people were killed and some 70 wounded in a grenade blast at a stadium in Madagascar’s capital Sunday during celebrations marking the country’s independence day, the gendarmerie said. “The explosion was caused by a … Continue reading


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Spain conservatives finish stronger in polls: partial results

Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s incumbent conservatives stole the show away from a far-left coalition led by Podemos Sunday, finishing stronger in repeat elections with more seats than in December polls though still falling short of a majority. Acting Prime Minister … Continue reading


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Post-Brexit global equity loss of over $2 trillion worst ever: S&P

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