Daily Archive: November 28, 2017

Nov
28

The Brexit economy: is the worst of the 2017 slowdown over?

UK economy has been steadied by static inflation and rising exports as uncertainty of Brexit looms larger and larger

Britain’s economy is showing signs of coming through the worst of its 2017 slowdown, according to a Guardian analysis, as exporters benefit from an improving global economy and inflation remained steady.

In the week after Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget outlined the biggest growth downgrade for the UK since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic indicators nonetheless shows Britain’s immediate economic situation to be an improvement on earlier this year.

Related: How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? November verdict

Related: How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? November verdict

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Nov
28

Tourists, authorities feel the heat as Bali volcano keeps airport closed

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia on Tuesday extended the closure of the airport on Bali as ash from a volcano swept the island, stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to persuade villagers to leave their homes near the erupting mountain.

Nov
28

As Myanmar grapples with Rohingya crisis Pope stresses unity in diversity

YANGON (Reuters) – Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of “unity in diversity” but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fled en masse to Bangladesh after a military crackdown.

Nov
28

UK banks could handle ‘disorderly Brexit’

All the UK’s biggest lenders pass tests on how they would cope in the event of a new financial crisis.

Nov
28

Pakistan army’s role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – When hardline Pakistani Islamists signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade of the nation’s capital, the text of their deal concluded by thanking the army chief who it said had “saved the nation from a big catastrophe”.

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