Saturday

19th Aug 2017

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UK tourism booming after fall in pound

June's Brexit vote has boosted UK tourism, reports the BBC. This comes after the pound dropped about 13% against the dollar and 10% against the euro, since the referendum, with 4.3% more planned UK flights over summer, compared to last year. Meanwhile; terrorist attacks saw French tourism down 10% in July this year, leaving Paris hotels only one-third full, tourism minister Matthias Fekl told Journal du Dimanche.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

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  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
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  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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