May attempts to comfort business concerns surrounding Brexit

May attempts to comfort business concerns surrounding Brexit

November 21st,  CBI annual conference Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit at the CBI annual conference on Monday, where she acknowledged businesses’ desire to avoid a “cliff edge”, May guaranteed premature concessions in relation to the standing of UK and EU nationals in Europe and the UK respectively. Many businesses have empathized their concerns and have pushed for an intervention to allow them to trade as normal, post-Brexit. May expressed her understanding around these worries of trade and regulation following Brexit leaving the EU, however withheld plans surrounding…

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Budget 2017 and the impact on Irish Businesses

Budget 2017

This week’s focus turns to Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan as he revealed Budget 2017. Noonan addressed the Dáil with the following introductory statement: The UK’s decision to exit the EU represents a real risk to our economy given the close links and the high level of trade between us. Around 16% of Irish exports go to the UK, but 40% of indigenous company exports go there. In turn, Ireland is the UK’s fifth biggest export market. Over €1.2 Billion of goods and services are exchanged between us on a weekly…

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Brexit Fallout Spells Estimated £38 billion loss for the British Financial Industry

Brexit Fallout Spells Estimated £38 billion loss for the British Financial Industry

The British Financial Industry could lose up to £38 billion (43 billion euro) in revenue if the UK undergo a so-called “Hard Brexit” restricting access to the European single market. This will result in the UK being subject to both tariffs and non-tariff barriers. A report by Oliver Wyman ordered by the industry lobby group TheCityUK, summaries two different outcomes following a “Hard Brexit”. One outcome would see the UK cut all ties with the single market. If this were to happen, revenue may fall by £20 billion causing a…

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Brexit’s affects on Pharma market

Brexit’s affects on Pharma market

British pharmaceutical companies are weathering the turmoil of Brexit that has engrossed every other sector in the stock market. Big players such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Shire and BTG actually enjoyed a slight rise in their share prices on the EU referendum results day while many of their blue-chip counterparts’ prices plunged.

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Bank of England resorts to drastic measures to prevent recession in UK

Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) have decided to take drastic actions to stop the UK entering a recession by cutting interest rates from 0.5% to 0.25% and pushing billions of newly created money into the economy. This is the lowest level interest rate cut in the institution’s history of 322 years.

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