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S&P prepares to downgrade UK rating after Brexit vote

Standard and Poors. Picture: REUTERS

S&P Global Ratings will lower the rating at least a notch from its AAA top credit grade after the country voted to exit the 28-member EU

Europe

Boris Johnson stresses need to say a long goodbye to EU

London mayor Boris Johnson: taking a ‘safer and more harmonious’ stance on campaigning. Picture: REUTERS//STEFAN WERMUTH

Former London mayor stresses that Britain will not turn its back on Europe and there is no need to rush the process of pulling out of the bloc

Europe

European Council head Donald Tusk calls for reflection on EU’s future

European Council President Donald Tusk. Picture: REUTERS

Reaction from EU countries has been varied, with French government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll saying ‘to leave has consequences — leaving means leaving’

Europe

Scottish vote to stay in EU raises possibility of UK dissolution

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN

Scots rejected independence in a referendum almost three years ago was because independence meant leaving the EU too

Europe

David Cameron to quit by October, after Brexit vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks out of 10 Downing Street with his wife Samantha as he prepares to speak after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 24 2016. Picture: REUTERS

Cameron says Britain needs a new prime minister to steer the country to its next destination

Opinion

Brexit makes for a crazy night at the casino

A man waves a Union Jack at a rally on Sunday for Britain Stronger in Europe, the official Remain campaign group seeking to avoid Brexit. Picture: AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

Markets may have been relying too much on gamblers to assess what remains a most uncertain outcome

Opinion

AT HOME AND ABROAD: How Cameron got trapped by his own clever strategy

If Brexit wins, Cameron will be under immense pressure to resign as prime minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks out of 10 Downing Street with his wife Samantha as he prepares to speak after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 24 2016. Picture: REUTERS

UK has filed for divorce, but there is still lots of paperwork to be done

Legally speaking, the process of actually leaving the EU will take some time and the UK government will now have to arrange its exit, writes Gavin Barrett

Europe

Moody’s warns of prolonged uncertainty for UK after Brexit vote

The rating agency says the move is negative for the country’s credit rating, and will weigh on its economic and financial performance

Europe

Bank of England says it has already taken Brexit contingency steps

The Bank of England in the City of London, the UK. Picture: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE

Central bank says it will take all necessary steps to ensure monetary and financial stability after Britons’ decision to leave the EU

Europe

Can the EU survive Brexit?

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The loss of one of its biggest members will at the very least force major changes

Americas

BlackBerry CEO highlights shift to software sales

A Blackberry sign outside the company's offices in Waterloo, Canada. Picture: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH

CEO frustrated with the market’s focus on BlackBerry’s handsets while growth in software sales and cost-cutting measures have improved margins

Opinion

India’s changing coal imports show quality over quantity

A worker sits on a truck being loaded with coal at a railway yard on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad this week. Picture: REUTERS

This indicates that major supplier Indonesia is in danger of surrendering more of the Indian market to rivals such as SA, Colombia and Russia


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Americas

Uber makes surge pricing more difficult to discern

A taxi passes by an advertisement for the Uber car and ride-sharing service.  Picture: REUTERS

Uber still plans to charge more during peak times, and instead of showing the multiple of the typical fare, the app will tell riders fares are higher due to more demand

Asia-Pacific

Rivals oppose Tata’s Vistara and AirAsia’s aviation entry

New rules bend India’s standing requirements for airlines, write Aditi Shah and Tommy Wilkes

Asia-Pacific

Toshiba faces long battle to regain investor confidence

Satoshi Tsunakawa.   Picture: REUTERS

Toshiba president cautioned that the company is still recovering from a bruising accounting scandal and faces a lengthy turnaround process

ECONOMY: Commercial offices in the City of London will see their value fall if the UK votes for Brexit, according to the “remain” campaign. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Brexit leaves question marks over UK’s financial sector

Britain’s financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the EU

Europe

Maersk’s status as biggest container carrier on the line

Picture: SUPPLIED

Shipper vows to defend market share as rivals consolidate

Europe

British bankers face up to a post-Brexit future

Traders from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, waits for European stock markets to open early on June 24 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU Brexit referendum. Picture: REUTERS

Sombre mood over Canary Wharf as years of uncertainty loom for 2.2-million financial industry workers, after what one calls ‘an act of national self-harm’

Europe

‘Brexit’ adds weight to the camp that the Fed will hold interest rates

Picture: THINKSTOCK

After the vote, US equity index futures fell and investors rushed for the safety of US treasuries, pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year note to a near four-year low

Americas

Supreme Court blocks president’s plan on immigration

FRUSTRATED: Immigration was not something to fear, President Barack Obama said after the US Supreme Court blocked his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU

President Barack Obama’s plan would have allowed the estimated 11-million immigrants in the US a legal avenue

Opinion

UK will have to decide just how little it wants to do with Europe

A man waves a Union Jack at a rally on Sunday for Britain Stronger in Europe, the official Remain campaign group seeking to avoid Brexit. Picture: AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

If the free right of movement is terminated, then Brexit will damage the value of British nationality far more than that of European nationality, writes Andrew Taylor

Europe

Brexit: the world’s most complex divorce begins

A pedestrian carrying an umbrella to shelter from the rain walks past a sign for a polling station in the EU referendum hanging on a wall outside Hanover Primary school in London on Thursday.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

For officials involved, it is a legal and political no man’s land

Americas

US employment market picks up as claims drop

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The latest numbers could inspire more confidence at the Fed that job growth will speed up

Europe

Britain votes to leave EU

A man waves a Union Jack at a rally on Sunday for Britain Stronger in Europe, the official Remain campaign group seeking to avoid Brexit. Picture: AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

Britain votes to break out of EU, striking thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading alarm through markets

British Prime Minister David Cameron Picture: EPA/ANDY RAIN

Who is likely to replace David Cameron as prime minister?

Britain’s decision to leave the EU is defeat on a scale from which few leaders could recover

Americas

Regional body mulls option to suspend volatile Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  Picture: REUTERS

The possible suspension follows long-standing tension between Venezuela and the Organisation of American States

Europe

Rio Tinto revamp hints at spin-off

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Producer’s $9bn basket of unwanted assets from coal and uranium may be prelude to spin-off, but not everyone's convinced

Asia-Pacific

Automation threatens Philippines’ call centre industry

Picture: ISTOCK

Call centre workers are likely to be replaced by customer-service robots, which are already displacing humans from low-end tasks in other businesses

Europe

Even with a UK vote to ‘remain’, David Cameron could struggle to repair rifts

A pedestrian carrying an umbrella to shelter from the rain walks past a sign for a polling station in the EU referendum hanging on a wall outside Hanover Primary school in London on Thursday.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

A British exit from the EU would deprive the 28-member bloc of its second-biggest economy and one of its two main military powers

Opinion

London cabbie knows no one can reverse time

It is often said that when people are afraid, the first thing they give up is their freedoms

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