Tag Archives: Brexit

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BY: Michael D. Reif | January 16, 2019

As expected, Theresa May’s Brexit deal was roundly defeated in Parliament yesterday by an overwhelming 230-vote margin, the biggest House of Commons loss for a PM “in recent British history.” Following the vote, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a no-confidence vote – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace and Law360 … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | January 15, 2019

British lawmakers are voting today on Theresa May’s updated Brexit plan, and by all accounts, it’s been a mad dash for the Prime Minister in recent weeks to shore up support for a plan “that could go down to a humiliating defeat in Parliament.” Rampant speculation aside, May has so far ruled out asking for … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | January 8, 2019

The US and China have resumed trade talks in an effort to cool down an increasingly heated trade war between the economic powerhouses – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg While we’re on the subject, the Times adds up what the tariffs at play in the US’s trade war with the world have meant … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | December 13, 2018

PM May will live to fight another day after surviving Wednesday’s no-confidence vote. But her prospects of getting the controversial Brexit plan through the UK parliament are still poor, at best – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 Even as trade negotiators from the US and China continue their slow work of roughing out … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | December 12, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has proven herself to be a remarkably good political survivor in the face of tall odds, but even she will have a difficult time this time around. Members of her own Tory party have called for a no-confidence vote for her that’s set for later today – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | December 11, 2018

With the phrase “humiliating defeat” being bandied about quite freely by opposition leaders and Tory backbenchers alike, PM May delayed a parliamentary vote for her EU-backed Brexit plan that had been set for today. The Northern Ireland question that had plagued negotiations was an important element in lawmakers dissatisfaction with the plan – NYTimes and … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | December 10, 2018

Three weeks after his initial arrest, Japanese prosecutors have officially indicted former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn for understating his income by $43 million – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Uber’s clearly not content to let Lyft have all of the public offering fun.  On the heels of its rival’s early IPO paperwork filing, Uber revealed … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | November 26, 2018

A recap of Black Friday 2018—big, but not quite as insane as in years past – NYTimes and Bloomberg Amidst all of that Black Friday and general holiday craziness, the White House released a blockbuster report issued by a collection of 13 federal agencies on Friday warning that, if left unchecked, global climate change could … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | November 16, 2018

A no-deal Brexit wouldn’t merely be a disaster for PM May’s government. It would wreak definite havoc on UK-based companies (and those that do big business there). Here’s what they’re sweating at the moment – WSJ Quick update related to the Juul announcement earlier this week restricting some of its advertising and bricks-and-mortar offerings. The … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | November 15, 2018

Early reports suggested that although Teresa May’s cabinet wasn’t thrilled, it backed the PM’s Brexit plan, leaving the controversial deal to make its way to Parliament. But the resignation of two Cabinet members—including the Brexit secretary—has thrown the deal, the pound, and her government into chaos – Bloomberg and WSJ And then, there’s Europe.  Which, … Continue reading