AJ Impact

As investors seek safety, Swiss franc surges to 2017 highs

Brexit concerns and Middle East tensions are increasing the value the safe-haven currency.

As investors seek safety, Swiss franc surges to 2017 highs

Northern Ireland

Johnson heads to Belfast as Assembly re-opens its doors

The UK prime minister will use the trip to push for public service reform.

Johnson heralds 'historic time' for Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Northern Ireland parties to revive power-sharing government

Agreement brokered by UK and Ireland is set to end the Northern Ireland Assembly's longest suspension in 13 years.

Northern Ireland parties to revive power-sharing government

AJ Impact

UK employers hire more permanent staff for first time in a year

Unemployment is down to its lowest in more than 40 years and starting pay rose faster as business confidence rose.

UK employers hire more permanent staff for first time in a year

Brexit

Brexit Bill passes through UK Parliament

UK prime minister succeeded where his predecessor repeatedly failed; getting Brexit legislation through Commons.

UK Parliament approves Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

AJ IMPACT

Brexit: 2019 worst year ever for British retail sales

A look at what made 2019 the worst year on record for retailers in the UK.

AJ Impact

UK shoppers spent less in December on Brexit, election worries

Industry group says UK's trade negotiations with EU will have 'big impact' on consumer spending this year.

UK shoppers spent less in December on Brexit, election worries

AJ IMPACT

EU Commission chief warns UK ahead of trade talks

Von der Leyen says UK will not have 'highest quality access' to single market if it does not compromise.

EU Commission chief warns UK ahead of trade talks

United Kingdom

Britain moves closer to leaving EU as MPs scrutinise Brexit deal

The UK Parliament is expected to pass landmark legislation enacting the country's departure from the bloc.

Britain moves closer to leaving EU as MPs scrutinise Brexit deal

AJ Impact

UK's Javid promises bigger budget in speech set for March 11

Investments in public infrastructure and the environment will be boosted, says UK's chancellor of the exchequer.

UK's Javid promises bigger budget in speech set for March 11

Opinion

Can Africa really benefit from Brexit?

Brexit can be an opportunity for Africa, but only if the continent's leaders finally move away from corruption.

Rashid Abdallah

by Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah

Europe

Brexit: Uncertainty over relationship with EU continues

Prime Minister Johnson insists a trade deal can and must be struck by the end of 2020, with no extension.

United Kingdom

UK: MPs approve first stage of PM Johnson's Brexit legislation

PM wins initial approval for Brexit bill, paving the way for him to deliver Britain's departure from EU by January 31.

UK: MPs approve first stage of PM Johnson's Brexit legislation

United Kingdom

Brexit offers Britain 'a new dawn', says Johnson

A huge majority secured in last week's elections means Johnson's Brexit plans are expected to go without a hitch.

Boris Johnson vows to 'finish the job' on Brexit

AJ Impact

New Brexit immigration rules could hurt UK firms, say employers

British firms are worried about losing access to skilled labour with new rules, a leading UK employers group said.

New Brexit immigration rules could hurt UK firms, say employers