Brexit

UK announces plan for sweeping tariff cuts after Brexit

THE UK set out its post-Brexit tariffs plan, cutting import duties on many products while protecting industries such as automotive and agriculture in global trade beyond Europe.

UK companies fear hit from Brexit migration rules: CBI

[LONDON] Britain's plans to introduce a new system for immigration after Brexit risk being too complicated and causing a shortage of skilled workers, a leading employers group said on Thursday....

Regional markets expected to build on recent gains

With both the US and China confirming terms of a Phase One trade deal, investors can take heart that the bitter relationship between the two economic powerhouses may have finally changed.

Christmas comes early for markets as key risks get taken out on Friday the 13th

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - It started last Friday, with a blowout US jobs report that beat all expectations. Then in quick succession late Thursday investors got news that the guns will be holstered in...

Hopes of trade war, Brexit breakthrough bring cheer

US STOCKS rallied last week as two of the darkest clouds on the market horizon parted simultaneously.

UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit

[LONDON] The British government will step up the level of financial support it provides to everything from small start-ups to major infrastructure projects in a bid to help the economy as the country...

Multiple paths to enact EU-Singapore FTA, future Singapore-UK trade ties

THE next steps that Singapore and the European Union (EU) take in ratifying a proposed free-trade agreement (FTA) between them will affect how soon a similar one between Singapore and the United...

UK looks to EU-S'pore FTA for ways to ensure trade continuity

THE United Kingdom wants to work on legal mechanisms with Singapore so that when it leaves the European Union (EU), companies from both sides can continue reaping the benefits of a pending free-trade...

Stress tests for banks becoming more crucial: Hng Kiang

GIVEN the fragility of global markets in a low-growth, low-rate environment, stress tests on banks will become an increasingly important and integral part of risk management in the financial sector,...