Monday

27th Feb 2017

Ticker

British pound drops to lowest value since 1985

The British pound continued to drop on Tuesday, two days after the UK's prime minister gave a speech interpreted by many to announce the country is heading towards a "hard" exit from the EU. The British pound has not been this weak since 1985. It fell 0.82% against the dollar, and 0.4% against the euro. A pound is now worth $1.274 and €1.141.

Agenda

EU tackles CO2 threat This WEEK

EU member states will haggle on reform of the carbon trade system, while MEPs will vote on overhauling the EU car emissions system.

Opinion

Rethink better regulation to root out Dieselgate & co

"Dieselgate" is merely a case study of the way in which "better regulation" can give industry representatives the upper hand, writes Olivier Hoedeman of the NGO Corporate Europe Observatory.

Column / Health Matters

The yin and yang of traditional Chinese medicine

Can traditional medicine help the modern European patient? Malta has signed an agreement with China that would increase the provision of traditional Chinese medicine to its citizens.

News in Brief

  1. Trump and Brexit drew on same resources
  2. Romanian protestors form EU flag at anti-government rally
  3. Over 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany: report
  4. Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse in doubt
  5. Spanish court jails former IMF chief Rato
  6. Macron proposes Nordic-style economic model for France
  7. Germany posts record high budget surplus
  8. Labour ousts Ukip in Brexit homeland

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