Daily Archive: December 27, 2017

Dec
27

The year in business: bitcoin boom, Brexit countdown and Uber trouble

From fears of City exodus to first interest rate rise in a decade, here’s a recap of the key events of 2017

It will be remembered as the year Theresa May triggered article 50 and began the official countdown to Britain’s departure from the European Union. It was also the year of two budgets, one general election and the first UK interest rate rise in a decade. The year was littered with resignations, gaffes, boardroom bust-ups and takeovers, and if you had about $15,000 (£11,200) to spare you could buy one whole bitcoin. Take a look back at some of the significant stories of 2017.

Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I’ll be spending a lot more time there. #Brexit

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Dec
27

Macron reforms will boost eurozone, says economist poll

Most experts predict growth of 2.3% next year despite Italy election risks

Dec
27

Israel passes disputed law muzzling police on high-profile probes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s parliament ratified on Thursday a law barring police investigators from going public with their findings, in what opposition lawmakers saw as a bid to soften scrutiny of corruption probes against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dec
27

Taiwan president says China military causing regional instability

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday, adding that the island’s forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to.

Dec
27

No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) – There was no evidence North Korea diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms in a now-closed border industrial park to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul’s Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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