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Lionel Laurent

Lionel Laurent

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Brussels Prepares for its Next Brexit Punch-up

After a year of gridlock in Westminster that has frustrated the UK’s attempts to leave the European

Emmanuel Macron Can’t Save Boris Johnson

Whoever came up with the Article 50 process for leaving the European Union probably never thought it

Brexit Can Get Much More Toxic From Here

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the ropes, with his political authority crumbling after the co

Google and Facebook’s Next Big Fight

For many people, it probably sounds a little rich to hear the European Union accuse Silicon Valley o

Brexiters Know a Bad Trade When They See One

Capturing the mood of the public better than pollsters or politicians can win you big money.

The Colossal Price of Theresa May’s Immigration Obsession

Cracking down on immigration is how Theresa May has chosen to interpret the Brexit campaign’s promis

UBS’s Brexit Dog Whistle Is Loud and Clear

Paris, Frankfurt and other European cities are rolling out the red carpet to welcome financiers quit

A Chequers Brexit Won’t Help the Banks

London’s ex-Lehman Brothers bankers who’ve been meeting up for nostalgic drinks have found the conve

Britain’s Fat Cats Are About to Lose Their Cream

The Brexit vote hasn't had much of a leveling effect on Britain’s inequality problem, despite Prime

A Danish Scandal Is a Headache for the World

It’s probably not the best idea for a bank CEO to apologize for a scandal until its full extent is k

Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help

The Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements — often described as “the bank for central banks”

Bitcoin's Big Cleanup

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies make up just a tiny slice of the global economy.

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