Has Brexit boosted London’s financial center?

Sep 22, 2021
British financial services exports to the EU rose in the first few months after the U.K. left the bloc.
The City of London financial district. Data from the first quarter after Brexit took effect shows a small increase in the U.K.'s financial exports to the European Union.
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EU student exodus may not hurt British universities after all

Aug 11, 2021
Fewer EU students in the U.K. may bring some financial benefits to British universities but it raises some political concerns, too.
EU applicants to U.K. schools have dropped dramatically following Brexit and a steep rise in tuition fees. Above, a student walks on the University of Glasgow campus in Scotland in September 2020.
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London’s financial center, “the City,” prepares for bigger global role after Brexit

Jul 28, 2021
Brits widen their horizons as hopes dwindle that the U.K. will have unfettered access to the EU's financial services market.
A pedestrian passes the skyscraper informally known as the Gherkin in London's financial district, which seeks to extend its international business ties.
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European Union may restrict British TV shows post-Brexit

Jul 15, 2021
Britain’s departure from the 27-member bloc raises questions about the quantity of UK TV shows aired and streamed in continental Europe.
Following Brexit, the European Union may restrict the amount of British TV shows — like "Downton Abbey" — available in the EU. Above, visitors attend a 1920s themed event at Highclere Castle, the main set location of "Downton Abbey," in 2019.
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A nearly 200-year-old sweet shop stood the test of time. How is it weathering the pandemic?

Jul 5, 2021
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has witnessed wars and other strife from its location in northern England.
“We stock many traditional sweets,” says Ben Howie, owner of the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, located in Pateley Bridge, England.
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London retakes crown as Europe's biggest stock trading hub

Jul 2, 2021
The change will likely build momentum for the U.K. as it builds a post-Brexit strategy for strengthening its financial services.
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Britain looks to U.S., China to bolster financial services after Brexit

Jul 1, 2021
After a wait-and-see period caused by Brexit, London is ready to forge a new global path in attracting business partners.
"I think what's increasingly clear is that London's future is going to be global," says Jonathan Hill.
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Euronext CEO explains exchange's post-Brexit move from London

Jun 30, 2021
The stock exchange's core infrastructure had to move from Britain to Italy as a result of Brexit.
Euronext CEO and Chairman Stéphane Boujnah in Paris in 2019.
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London Stock Exchange off to best start for IPOs since 2014

Jun 29, 2021
That's despite Brexit and a recent transition period that some expected would bring volatility to U.K. financial services.
The financial services industry was largely left out of Brexit trade negotiations, but the head of securities trading at the London Stock Exchange says the industry banded together to make its own roadmap for a post-Brexit future.
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How is Britain's financial services industry faring after Brexit?

Jun 28, 2021
It’s an industry that, in 2019, contributed nearly $200 billion to the U.K.’s economy, and supported nearly a million jobs.
It's been six months since the end of a Brexit transition period for the U.K. How are financial companies moving forward?
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