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ICC UK’s letter to the Financial Times: UK business must make the case for trade during exit talks

A letter from ICC UK’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, has been published in the Financial Times. In response to the article, ‘Business should assume a hard Brexit’ – and indications that the UK Government will give up membership to the Single Market – the letter discusses the importance of making the case for free trade …

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ICC UK discusses the need to empower UK corporates in New Business

ICC UK’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth features in the Winter Issue of New Business, where he discusses the challenges UK companies face and how they can yield their influence. In particular, following the Brexit referendum, international business – more than ever before – needs to put forward its collective interests in the Brexit negotiations, for …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus argues that a Frexit would cause the European Union’s collapse in Bloomberg Briefs

Following increasing political risk in 2016, characterised by both rising populist and anti-globalisation movements and, above all, the UK’s Brexit referendum, European speculators’ attention is now shifting towards the French presidential elections in 2017. Writing for Bloomberg Briefs, Patrick Artus, chief economist, Natixis, argues that if the French public endorses a vote for Marine Le Pen’s Front …

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ICC UK’s Sir Mike Rake discussing Brexit on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Sir Mike Rake, Chair of ICC United Kingdom, appeared early this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. Interviewed by presenters John Humphrys and Sarah Montague, Sir Mike was first questioned on broadband investment and connectivity, and proceeded to discuss the importance of transitional arrangements and being “intensely practical” while the UK negotiates trade agreements …

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Natixis’ Nordine Naam predicts the US dollar will continue to rally under Trump’s presidency in FX-MM

  In his weekly currency forecast for FX-MM, Natixis’ senior forex analyst, Nordine Naam, analyses the markets’ movements in light of Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory. While Donald Trump’s poll-defying victory prompted a negative knee-jerk reaction elsewhere, the US dollar received a boost – as the prospect of both stronger US economic growth and …

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Natixis’ Nordine Naam predicts currency volatility following Trump’s election victory in FX-MM

In Nordine Naam’s weekly forex blog for FX-MM, Natixis’ senior forex analyst discusses the latest currency movements in light of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. Following the result that defied the pollsters, U.S. equity markets have fallen and, in turn, so has the dollar. With this in mind, Naam believes the greenback will remain highly volatile …

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ICC UK discusses EU uncertainty in The Independent

ICC UK’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, has been quoted in an article in The Independent which discusses the alarm call from UK business leaders about the costs of EU uncertainty. According to the article, many business leaders have put investment decisions on hold amid uncertainty and, most recently, after the High Court ruled that Government …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth discussing latest GDP figures and Brexit on Sky News

Earlier today, Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK was interviewed on Sky News following the release of the latest UK GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics. The figures reveal that GDP grew by 0.5% in the three months to the end of September, down from the growth …

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CWEIC’s Oliver Everett writes about the possible effects of Brexit on non-EU trade in The Parliamentarian magazine

CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett has written an opinion piece in The Parliamentarian magazine where he discussed the possible implications of Brexit on non-EU trade, specifically across the Commonwealth. Irrespective of one’s view of Brexit, Everett stressed the importance of the UK making the most of the opportunities being a Commonwealth nation has to offer in the new …

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ICC UK on CNBC discussing why businesses are concerned about Brexit

Early yesterday morning ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe, explaining why British businesses are concerned about Brexit. In particular, Southworth explains how a miscommunication from government is of particular concern to businesses planning ahead. On a positive note, he comments that the Department for International Trade has already …

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