Brexit: European Commission recommends sufficient progress to the European Council (Article 50)

The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It is now for the European Council (Article 50) on 15 December 2017 to decide if sufficient progress has been made, allowing … Continue reading Brexit: European Commission recommends sufficient progress to the European Council (Article 50)

Brexit: European Commission proposes legislative amendments for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority from London

The European Commission has today made two legislative proposals to amend the founding Regulations of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). This follows last week's agreement in the margins of the General Affairs Council (Article 50 format) to move the EMA and the EBA from London to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. The … Continue reading Brexit: European Commission proposes legislative amendments for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority from London

Brexit: European Commission welcomes decision by EU27 Member States to relocate UK-based Agencies

The European Commission welcomed yesterday's agreement at the General Affairs Council (Article 50 format) to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. Both Agencies are currently located in London. The relocation of these two Agencies is a direct consequence – and the first visible result … Continue reading Brexit: European Commission welcomes decision by EU27 Member States to relocate UK-based Agencies

Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. The last week's paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, … Continue reading Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

LaSalle retains a positive outlook for European Real Estate in 2017 in spite of political uncertainty

The UK will remain a key investment market for domestic and global investors in 2017 but it is important to be very selective with opportunities, according to LaSalle Investment Management's Investment Strategy Annual (ISA) 2017 edition. Confidence in the UK occupier market held up much better than most expected immediately after the Brexit Referendum, and … Continue reading LaSalle retains a positive outlook for European Real Estate in 2017 in spite of political uncertainty

Brexit Appears To Be Taking Toll on the U.K., Economic Survey Shows

The United Kingdom's (U.K.) decision to exit the European Union, a move referred to as "Brexit,'' appears to be weakening the country's economy, according to an ongoing monthly economic survey of the world's leading nations by Decision Analyst. In the past 6 months, the U.K.'s Economic Index has declined from 110 to 101, the largest … Continue reading Brexit Appears To Be Taking Toll on the U.K., Economic Survey Shows

US Election Shocks the Markets, easyMarkets Trading Conditions Stayed Firm

US voters delivered a surprising result making Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States of America. The markets, which were expecting a Clinton victory, reacted sharply losing billions of dollars in just a few hours. The ASX 200 slumped almost 4% before pulling back to finish 1.9% lower. The Nikkei fell 5.8%, Hang Seng … Continue reading US Election Shocks the Markets, easyMarkets Trading Conditions Stayed Firm