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The deal announced Tuesday with Australia is the first bilateral trade agreement the United Kingdom has negotiated from scratch since it left the European Union last year . Britain has also struck deals with Japan and Norway, but they were based on existing agreements negotiated by the European Union. The deal with Australia comes as the UK government struggles to get along with the European Union, its most important trading partner. But several trade experts have pointed out that even membership of the CPTPP won't balance out the negative impact of leaving the European Union. The risk is that, in its eagerness to strike new trade deals and prove that leaving the European Union was worthwhile, Britain gives too much away.
Persons: Brexit, Boris Johnson, Simon Usherwood, it's, Joe Biden's, Scott Morrison, Liz Truss's, Nick von Westenholz, Von Westenholz, Johnson, William Bain ,, David Henig, Dmitry Grozoubinski Organizations: London, CNN, European Union, The, Department for International Trade, European, Australia, The Open University, CNN Business, Britain's, Australia's, Downing, Britain, National Farmers ' Union, Chambers of Commerce, Trans, Pacific, European Centre, EU, ExplainTrade Locations: Australia, United Kingdom, Britain, Japan, Norway, European Union, Northern Ireland, Brussels, England, United States, India, London, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Wales, Singapore, European, EU, Geneva
While Democracies Lecture, Their Adversaries Run Free
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Walter Russell Mead | ) + 0.98   time to read: +2 min
Observers were particularly struck by the G-7’s strong language about Russia and China. Yet China and Russia appear unimpressed, as does Iran. China proceeded with the systematic destruction of Hong Kong’s liberties while moving forward with its ominous naval buildup. Iranian ships bearing mysterious cargos plowed steadily across the Atlantic toward its allies in the Western Hemisphere. The harsh reality is that the U.S. and its allies are losing ground to their adversaries, and the balance of power is moving sharply against us.
Persons: Biden, Donald Trump’s, multilateralism, Donald Trump Organizations: Hong, Sino Locations: Europe, Cornwall, England, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Brussels, America, West, Russia, China, Moscow, East, South China, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Iran, Belarus
Ex-EU Brexit negotiator Barnier: UK reputation at stake in Brexit row
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Head of the Task Force for Relations with the UK, Michel Barnier attendsthe debate on EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement during the second day of a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium April 27, 2021. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERSMichel Barnier, the European Union's former Brexit negotiator, said on Monday that the reputation of the United Kingdom was at stake regarding tensions over Brexit. EU politicians have accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of not respecting engagements made regarding Brexit. Growing tensions between Britain and the EU threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the UK. read more"The United Kingdom needs to pay attention to its reputation," Barnier told France Info radio.
Persons: Michel Barnier, Olivier Hoslet, REUTERS Michel Barnier, Boris Johnson, Barnier, Mr Johnson Organizations: Task Force, EU, REUTERS, British, London, France, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, United Kingdom, Brexit, Britain, EU, Northern Ireland
N.Ireland leader stands down, starts countdown for new government
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster looks on outside the Strand Cinema, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions begin to ease in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 24, 2021. Foster, who took power in 2016, was ousted in April after a majority of DUP lawmakers signed a letter seeking a confidence vote after many blamed her for mishandling Brexit negotiations. Foster resisted compromise on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union when her party wielded huge power in propping up the government of former British Prime Minister Theresa May. The resulting Northern Ireland Protocol leaves Northern Ireland within the EU's trading sphere, avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland but infuriating pro-British unionists by undermining the region's place in the United Kingdom. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Arlene Foster, Democratic Unionist Party's Arlene Foster, Paul Givan, Sinn Fein, Edwin Poots, Foster, Theresa May, Boris Johnson Organizations: Northern Ireland's, REUTERS, Ireland's, Democratic Unionist, British region's, DUP, First, Irish, BBC Radio Ulster, European Union, British, Northern, Northern Ireland Protocol, Thomson Locations: Belfast , Northern Ireland, Ulster, London, propping, Brussels, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Ireland
Live Live Updates: Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Leaves Democrats a Big Choice A plan from a bipartisan group of lawmakers does not address climate change and omits money for child and elder care. A bipartisan group of 10 senators met last week to discuss a framework for an infrastructure package. The group is pushing for a proposal that is much smaller than the $1.9 trillion package that Mr. Biden has proposed. But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki. The spectacle in 2018 drew sharp condemnations from across the political spectrum for providing an opportunity for Mr. Putin to spread falsehoods.
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Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Mark Landler | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
It was the jarring intrusion of Northern Ireland into the proceedings. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Macron had a tense exchange over post-Brexit trade arrangements for the region. British officials are demanding that the European Union change the current system — designed to avoid new barriers between Ireland, an E.U. member state, and Northern Ireland — because it says that checks on some goods flowing from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland is driving a wedge between two parts of the United Kingdom. British newspapers reported that Mr. Macron suggested Northern Ireland was not part of the union.
Persons: Johnson, you’ve, , Jamie Drummond, Bono, it’s, Macron Organizations: United, Johnson’s, European Union Locations: Cornwall, London, United Nations, Glasgow, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Britain, United Kingdom
LONDON — President Joe Biden and his fellow Group of Seven leaders agreed to donate 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries over the next year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters as the summit wrapped up on Sunday. But the commitment falls far short of the 11 billion doses the World Health Organization said are needed to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the world's population. A plan to offer developing nations an infrastructure scheme that could rival China's huge Belt and Road initiative was also on the agenda. Greenpeace U.K. accused Johnson of producing "reheated old promises" and said it would take "nothing for granted" until nations came up with the money. As the host of the summit, the U.K. was on a charm offensive, deploying the royal family to meet world leaders on Friday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, David Attenborough, Attenborough, E.U, Brexit, Jill, Queen Elizabeth II Organizations: LONDON, Seven, British, World Health Organization, Gavi, Health Organization, NBC, Greenpeace, European Union, Royal Air Force Red Arrows, Sunday Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, London, China, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, Beijing, Western, U.S, British, Northern Ireland, England, Windsor
Britain raps EU for treating N.Ireland as separate country - Raab
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
CARBIS BAY, England, June 13 (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab criticised the European Union on Sunday for treating Northern Ireland as if it was a separate country rather than part of the United Kingdom, and that approach was causing damage to the British province. “Various EU figures here in Carbis Bay, but frankly for months now and years, have characterised Northern Ireland as somehow a separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme.
Persons: Dominic Raab, , Andrew Marr Organizations: European Union, Northern Locations: CARBIS BAY, England, European, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, British, Carbis Bay
At G-7 Summit, Boris Johnson Can’t Shake Off Brexit
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Max Colchester | ) sentiment -0.64   time to read: +1 min
FALMOUTH, England—For British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Group of Seven summit that he hosted over the weekend was a major opportunity to showcase the U.K.’s ambitions on the global stage, putting its years inside the European Union decisively behind it. Wrangling over Brexit bled into the meeting, coloring what appeared to be a broadly successful summit. The U.K. left the bloc last year following the 2016 Brexit referendum, and at the start of this year departed the bloc’s customs union and single market. That put into effect a convoluted deal to manage trade and preserve peace in Northern Ireland after Brexit that has since been the subject of a tense dispute between Mr. Johnson’s government and the EU. Mr. Johnson says the implementation of the deal threatens the territorial integrity of the U.K.; the EU, including Ireland, says Mr. Johnson signed the deal, so he should carry out what he agreed to.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johnson Organizations: British, European Union, EU Locations: FALMOUTH, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Britain wants to ease tensions with EU over N.Ireland, says Raab
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gestures during an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleBritain wants to ease tensions with the European Union over trade with Northern Ireland, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating a warning that the bloc had to realise the province was part of the United Kingdom. "We want tensions eased, we want a flexible, pragmatic approach. What we cannot have is both the Northern Ireland protocol being applied in a very lopsided way or the Good Friday Agreement being undermined as a result of it," he told Sky News at a G7 meeting in southwestern England. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Toby Melville Britain Organizations: Britain's, Reuters, REUTERS, European Union, Sky News, Thomson Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, Northern Ireland, British, United Kingdom, England
France's Macron sparred with UK's Johnson over Brexit geography
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
French President Emmanuel Macron sparred with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the geography of the post-Brexit United Kingdom as the two leaders discussed how to solve the riddle of Northern Irish trade flows. "The president said that Toulouse and Paris were part of a single geographic area and that Northern Ireland was on an island," the Elysee Palace said after Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported that Macron had suggested Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. "The president wants to highlight that the situation was quite different and that it wasn’t right to draw this kind of comparison," the Elysee said. "He reminded (Johnson) that the UK’s exit from the EU was a British decision and that it was necessary to stick to the word given," the Elysse said. "The President then steered the conversation back to the key issues of the G7."
Persons: Emmanuel Macron sparred, Boris Johnson, Macron, Johnson Organizations: British, Toulouse, Northern, Britain's Telegraph, EU, Thomson Locations: United Kingdom, Irish, Paris, Northern Ireland, British
Britain’s Raab says EU should stop treating N.Ireland as ‘separate country’
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A 'No hard Border' poster is seen below a road sign on the Irish side of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland near Bridgend, Ireland October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Phil NobleBritish foreign minister Dominic Raab criticised the European Union on Sunday for treating Northern Ireland as if it were a separate country rather than part of the United Kingdom, and said that approach was causing damage to the British province. "Various EU figures here in Carbis Bay, but frankly for months now and years, have characterised Northern Ireland as somehow a separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts," he told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme. Asked if Britain and the EU were heading for a trade war, Raab said the bloc needed to allow the free flow of trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.
Persons: Phil Noble, Dominic Raab, Andrew Marr, Raab, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, " Raab, Macron Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Northern, Britain's Telegraph, British, Group, EU, Thomson Locations: Ireland, Northern, Bridgend, Phil Noble British, European, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, British, Carbis Bay, Britain, England, Catalonia, Barcelona, Corsica, France, EU
French President Emmanuel Macron stepped into the Brexit maelstrom on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit by sparring with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the post-Brexit geography of the United Kingdom and France. Ultimately, the discussion keeps coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland. "The president said that Toulouse and Paris were part of a single geographic area and that Northern Ireland was on an island," the Elysee Palace said. BREXIT RIDDLEThe EU does not want Northern Ireland to be a backdoor into its single market but will not accept a border between the province and the Republic of Ireland. "He reminded (Johnson) that the UK’s exit from the EU was a British decision and that it was necessary to stick to the word given," the Elysee said.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, Macron, Johnson, Dominic Raab, Andrew Marr, BREXIT RIDDLE, Edwin Poots Organizations: British, European Union, United Kingdom's, EU, Ireland, Britain's Telegraph, Toulouse, Northern, Republic of Ireland, Democratic Unionist Party, Thomson Locations: United Kingdom, France, United, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Toulouse, Paris, British, Carbis Bay, Republic of, Britain, U.S
It was a bad week for China on the world stage. And at home, our squabbling US Senate somehow managed to pass a $250 billion bill countering China. This week the leaders of the Western world turned their eyes toward China, and as a result it was one of the worst weeks for Beijing on the world stage in some time. Before he left for Europe, Biden met with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. China responded to the bill saying that it "slanders China" and is "full of Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice."
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, They've, America's, , Trump, Boris Johnson, Janet Yellen's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, George Kennan —, Kennan, Mitch McConnell's Organizations: EU, NATO, Republicans, Beijing, Times, Chinese Communist Party, CCP, European Union, Europe, White, Wall Street, National Science Foundation, Olympics, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organizations, United Nations Locations: China, Europe, Beijing, Washington, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, United States, Muslims, EU, Ireland, Northern Ireland, American, USSR, Taiwan
Although Britain's decision to leave the European Union is not officially on the G-7 agenda at the two-day gathering by the sea in Cornwall, England, a diplomatic feud over Northern Ireland, the only part of the U.K. that borders the 27-nation bloc, continued to escalate. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson held separate meetings with both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. "The Good Friday Agreement & peace on the island of Ireland are paramount," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted after meeting Johnson at the G-7 on Saturday. President Macron and I stand together, ready to take on the toughest challenges we face. — President Biden (@POTUS) June 11, 2021The issue looks unlikely to be resolved before the G-7 seaside summit concludes on Sunday and shows that Brexit remains an underlying fracture among European allies, even as Biden hopes to strengthen cooperation over China.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, E.U, , Biden, Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen, Macron, Merkel, France's Macron, OSnbdMLxa1 — Organizations: European, Britain's, NBC, Northern, Downing, Twitter Locations: European Union, Cornwall, England, Northern Ireland, Britain, Northern, Ireland, Belfast, China
"I think we can sort it out but ... it is up to our EU friends and partners to understand that we will do whatever it takes," Johnson told Sky News. NO NARROWING OF POSITIONSThe province has an open border with EU member Ireland so the Northern Ireland protocol was agreed as a way to preserve the bloc's single market after Britain left. "Both sides must implement what we agreed on," von der Leyen, European Commission president, said after meeting Johnson alongside Michel, the European Council president. Germany’s Merkel said the two sides could find pragmatic solutions on technical questions, while the EU protected its single market. The head of the World Trade Organization said she hoped the tensions would not escalate into a trade war.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson, Joe Biden, I've, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Peter Nicholls, von der Leyen, Michel, Germany’s Merkel, Brexit, France’s Macron Organizations: European Union, EU, U.S, Sky News, Ireland, Britain, European, REUTERS, European Commission, World Trade Organization, United, Irish Catholic, British, Thomson Locations: Britain, Northern Ireland, British, German, England, United Kingdom, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, United States, Carbis, Ireland
EXCLUSIVE Macron offers UK's Johnson 'Le reset' if he keeps his Brexit word
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( Michel Rose | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
French President Emmanuel Macron offered on Saturday to reset relations with Britain as long as Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands by the Brexit divorce deal he signed with the European Union. At a meeting at the Group of Seven rich nations in southwestern England, Macron told Johnson the two countries had common interests, but that ties could improve only if Johnson kept his word on Brexit, a source said. "The president told Boris Johnson there needed to be a reset of the Franco-British relationship," the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. "This can happen provided that he keeps his word with the Europeans," the source said, adding that Macron spoke in English to Johnson. But London says the protocol is unsustainable in its current form because of the disruption it has caused to supplies of everyday goods to Northern Ireland.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, Macron, Johnson, Angela Merkel Organizations: European Union, Britain, EU, Franco, Northern, Ireland, United, Thomson Locations: Britain, France, England, British, Northern Ireland
UK PM Johnson likely to delay England's final stage of reopening-media
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
People walk along the South Bank, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to delay lifting the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England as data shows a further rise in cases of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, British media reported. Johnson is due to announce on Monday whether the planned lifting of restrictions, which would see an end to limits on social contact, can go ahead on June 21. A four-week delay would push back the easing of restrictions to July 19. More than three-quarters of adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Persons: Henry Nicholls, Boris Johnson, Johnson Organizations: South, REUTERS, Daily Telegraph, Thomson Locations: South Bank, London, Britain, Henry Nicholls British, England, India, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
UK PM stands firm on post-Brexit trade, calls for pragmatism
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood firm in his position on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland in talks with French, German and European Union leaders on Saturday, urging "pragmatism and compromise" to find a solution. But the spokesman said the so-called Northern Ireland protocol, part of the Brexit deal which covers trade with the British province, had been raised in talks with Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU leaders on Saturday. "It's important to stress again, with Macron and Merkel a number of issues were raised ... The PM (prime minister) in all cases (expressed) confidence in the UK's position as regards to the Northern Ireland protocol and the desire for pragmatism and compromise on all sides," the spokesman said. The prime minister and President Macron agreed on the need to deepen the bilateral relationship between the UK and France ... there was no dependence placed on that linked to the protocol."
Persons: Boris Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, Johnson, Macron, Angela Merkel, Merkel Organizations: Britain's, European, Northern Ireland, European Union, EU, PM Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, British, Northern, Britain, France, England, Northern Ireland, German
The European Union told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday that he must implement the Brexit deal that he signed to ensure the delicate peace in Northern Ireland and that the 27-member bloc was completely unified on that position. "There is complete EU unity on this," she said, adding that the deal had been agreed, signed and ratified by both Johnson's government and the EU. The 1998 peace deal largely brought an end to the "Troubles" - three decades of conflict between Irish Catholic nationalist militants and pro-British Protestant "loyalist" paramilitaries in which 3,600 people were killed. French President Emmanuel Macron offered to reset relations with Britain as long as Johnson stands by the Brexit deal. The pro-British "unionist" community in Northern Ireland province say they are now split off from the rest of the United Kingdom and that the Brexit deal that Johnson signed therefore breaches the 1998 peace deal.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, BREXIT, Peter Nicholls, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Joe Biden Organizations: European Union, British, United, Northern, European, EU, Irish Catholic, REUTERS, Group, Ireland, Washington, Thomson Locations: Northern Ireland, United States, London, Brussels, United, Ireland, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, Carbis, United Kingdom, British
Live G7 Live Updates: Biden and Putin Won’t Hold a Joint News Conference The news came as the annual Group of 7 leaders summit is underway in Cornwall, England, with the pandemic, climate change, China and Russia on the agenda. A U.S. official said that a solo press conference by President Biden would be “the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press” after meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin next week. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York Times After President Biden meets his Russian counterpart on Wednesday, the two men will not face the press at a joint news conference, United States officials said on Saturday. Now, under Mr. Biden, the biggest and most powerful member of the club has moved back toward consensus positions, though conflicts remain. Last year’s summit was canceled because of the pandemic, making this gathering the first in-person G7 Leaders’ Summit in almost two years.
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EU leaders to threaten UK's Johnson with trade war over N.Ireland - The Times
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses the foreign aid cap with a member of an engagement group during a visit to Falmouth's Maritime Museum to meet volunteers and to thank them for hosting the media centre for the G7 Summit, in Falmouth, Britain June 10, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERSEuropean Union leaders will threaten British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a trade war over Northern Ireland, The Times reported on Friday, without citing sources. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will use one-to-one meetings with Johnson on Saturday to demand that Britain honours the terms of the Brexit deal in relation to Northern Ireland, The Times reported. Downing Street said that Johnson would dismiss the EU’s threats and make clear he was ready to override a key part of the agreement this month unless the bloc backs down, The Times reported. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Leon Neal, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Johnson, Downing Organizations: British, Falmouth's Maritime Museum, REUTERS European Union, The Times, Thomson Locations: Falmouth, Britain, British, Northern Ireland
The official summit business starts Friday, with the customary formal greeting and a socially distanced group photo before the queen arrives. Biden will be the 13th U.S. leader she's greeted, spanning decades of what's been historically called the "special relationship" between Washington and London. The president has repeatedly used the phrase "special relationship" despite his counterpart's distaste for it. "We affirmed the special relationship — it’s not said lightly — the special relationship between our people," he said Thursday after a meeting that both sides hailed as a success. Last year, while campaigning against then-President Donald Trump, Biden called Johnson the "physical and emotional clone" of Trump.
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UPDATE 1-Sterling slips after record UK GDP fails to impress
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Joice Alves | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Britain’s GDP was a record 27.6% higher than a year earlier when the virus was rampant. But economic output remained 3.7% below its level in February 2020, before the pandemic led to lockdown measures. It was 0.1% higher also versus the euro at 85.76 pence, at a one week high. “UK GDP data release this morning, while strong, did not quite meet market expectations. They “were more about the special relationship between the U.S. and the UK and less about issues related to the N. Ireland protocol,” she said.
Persons: , Jane Foley, Boris Johnson, Sterling, Joe Biden’s, Johnson, Rabobank’s Foley, Biden Organizations: FX, Rabobank, England, European Union, Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, U.S Locations: India, Britain, Northern Ireland, U.S, Ireland, Cornwall, England
Britain’s GDP was a record 27.6% higher in April than a year earlier when the virus was rampant. Data also showed an unexpected drop in industrial and construction output in April. Sterling has been under pressure this week after Britain and the European Union failed to agree on solutions to post-Brexit trade problems in Northern Ireland. The row has been dubbed the “sausage war” by British media because it affects the movement of chilled meats. Biden and Johnson met in Cornwall, southwest England, before the start of the G7 Summit on Friday.
Persons: , Jane Foley, Boris Johnson, Sterling, Joe Biden’s, Johnson, Rabobank’s Foley, Biden Organizations: FX, Rabobank, England, European Union, Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, U.S Locations: Northern Ireland, India, Britain, U.S, Ireland, Cornwall, England
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