Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

UK economy sees post-Brexit growth

The British economy, especially the services sector, grew by 0.5% in July to September, in the wake of the Brexit referendum, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics out on Thursday. It beat expectations of 0.3% growth, but fell short of the 0.7% expansion in the pre-Brexit quarter. "There is little evidence of a pronounced effect in the immediate aftermath of the vote," the UK office said.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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