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A Leap Into the Unknown: Post-Brexit, Britain Goes It Alone

Brexit worries receded amid the panic of COVID-19, and British businesses are now looking forward to 2021 with cautious optimism, and the prospect of free trade with the European Union and the U.S.

clock January 4, 2021Samantha Conti

Hackett Store on Savile Row

Government and Trade

Britain Rejects EU’s Tariffs on U.S. Goods in Airbus-Boeing Dispute

The U.K. is hoping to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and is therefore saying “no” to retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in the long-running subsidies spat.

clock December 9, 2020Samantha Conti

Remembrance Sunday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson with partner Carrie Symonds, talking to veterans, following the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London. Picture date: Sunday November 8, 2020. See PA story MEMORIAL Remembrance. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire URN:56526282 (Press Association via AP Images)

Media

Boris Johnson’s Fiancée Flexes Her Power at No. 10 Downing Street

Between tending to their six-month-old baby, Wilf, and campaigning for the environment, the British prime minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds is proving a formidable force in the government’s top echelons.

clock November 16, 2020Samantha Conti

Walpole, Helen Brocklebank and Harrods, Michael Ward

Government and Trade

British Government to Help Retailers Bounce Back From COVID-19

British businesses, hit by a double whammy of COVID-19 and preparations for the Brexit finale in December, are being urged to focus on exports and to sharpen their e-commerce game.

clock September 8, 2020Samantha Conti

Victoria's Secret store London

Financial

Victoria’s Secret U.K. Explores Refinancing Options, Possible Sale

Parent company L Brands files for credit protection in the U.K., a move that will impact the lingerie business’ 25 U.K. stores.

clock June 5, 2020Kellie Ell and Samantha Conti

Members of the public wearing facemasks await dragon and lion dancers and traditional costumed characters taking part in a parade as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Chinese New Year in the capital draws hundreds of thousands of Londoners and tourists and is the biggest such celebration outside Asia.Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, London, UK - 26 Jan 2020This year's event takes place in the shadow of an outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, which has so far claimed the lives of 56 people.

Government and Trade

British Retailers Launch Post-Virus Plan to Win Back Chinese Tourists

As the U.K. braces for a full-scale epidemic, retailers are thinking about how to jump-start business once the virus burns out.

clock March 5, 2020Samantha Conti

Valextra

Fashion Scoops

Valextra Launches Collective Project

The project is called Extra Milano and the Italian accessories company is working with Sunnei, Plan C, Arthur Arbesser, La DoubleJ and Massimo Alba. 

clock February 22, 2020Luisa Zargani

Pringle of Scotland  Men's Spring 2020

Government and Trade

Fears of New, Punitive U.S. Tariffs on British Goods Eclipse Brexit

Knitwear and clothing companies are nervous about the potential for 100 percent tariffs on exports to the U.S. if President Trump decides to retaliate in two trade disputes.

clock January 31, 2020Samantha Conti

Levi's Jeans

Financial

Chip Bergh Makes the Case for Levi’s and Denim

The ceo remains bullish, but did cite growing worries over the coronavirus in China, which has prompted store closures.

clock January 30, 2020Kellie Ell

A Louis Vuitton store in Chongqing, China.

Financial

Currencies to Cause Trouble in 2020?

Last year, trade tensions had an outsize impact on exchange rates. This year, analysts suggest the world’s currency markets could be quieter.

clock January 6, 2020Cathrin Schaer

Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside Number 10 Downing StreetPrime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street, London, UK - 13 Dec 2019

Government and Trade

Tory Landslide Brings Some Relief, and New Worries, to U.K. Businesses

The next burning question for businesses is how quickly Prime Minister Boris Johnson can broker an acceptable trade deal with Europe.

clock December 13, 2019Samantha Conti

Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a victory speech to Tory party members, workers and activists, after winning the 2019 General Election at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.General Election, Conservative Party Campaign Event, London, UK - 13 Dec 2019

Financial

Pound Surges After Landslide Conservative Party Victory in U.K.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed victory for the Tories on Friday after his party snatched a number of seats from Labour, in the north of England and Wales in particular.

clock December 13, 2019Samantha Conti

A polling station sign in London, Britain, 10 December 2019. Britons go to the polls on 12 December in a general election.Brexit Party General Election, London, United Kingdom - 10 Dec 2019

Business Features

Letter From London: Toil, Tears, Sweat and Laughs, Ahead of the British General Election

Britons are headed to the polls for the third time in five years, beleaguered by Brexit and craving closure, but still ready to eat, drink — and laugh.

clock December 10, 2019Samantha Conti

Inside the new Forte Forte store in London

Retail

International Brands Are Investing in London, Despite Brexit Questions

Fusalp, Forte Forte, Snow Peak and Mackage are all debuting new store concepts in the British capital this month.

clock October 22, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Boris Johnson announced leader of Britain's Conservative Party

Financial

Pound Rises After Brexit Deal, as Brands Make Demands in Tariff War

The pound rose 1 percent after Johnson tweeted that he’d reached a Brexit deal with the EU. Now, it’s up to Parliament to vote on it.

clock October 17, 2019Samantha Conti

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