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British Voters Just Unleashed An Economic And Political Tsunami

British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

Read Here – Politico

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Brexit’s Impact On The World Economy

The febrile behavior of financial markets ahead of the United Kingdom’s referendum on June 23 on whether to remain in the European Union shows that the outcome will influence economic and political conditions around the world far more profoundly than Britain’s roughly 2.4% share of global GDP might suggest. There are three reasons for this outsize impact.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

China Targets London As It Looks Closely At Europe

As China sets its sights on European markets, it has zeroed in on London, the continent’s top international financial center.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Britain And The European Union

Among the multiple existential challenges facing the European Union this year – refugees, populist politics, German-inspired austerity, government bankruptcy in Greece and perhaps Portugal – one crisis is well on its way to resolution. Britain will not vote to leave the EU.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Britain, Europe And The World Rethinking the UK’s Circles Of Influence

The approaching referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain in or leave the European Union marks a defining moment for the country’s foreign relations. In addition to determining the UK’s future status in Europe, it will affect Britain’s ability to thrive in and help shape a rapidly changing world.

Read Here – Chatham House

Modi In Britain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his address at Wembley Stadium, in London on November 13, 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his address at Wembley Stadium, in London on November 13, 2015.

The grand tamasha of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom and his Wembley performance represents a neat conjunction between the interests of Britain and India. Greater business opportunities and friendly relationships are surely something to be celebrated, and closer integration of two influential nations has to be a source of contentment.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Arguments Over Caste Spread From India To Britain

THE LIST of things on which Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the British Labour party, disagrees with David Cameron is, of course, very long. But here is one that you may not have thought about, unless you happen to be a politically active member of the Hindu or Sikh community in Britain. Mr Corbyn is a long-standing and passionate advocate of the Dalits, people from India who complain of being treated terribly by their compatriots because of their low status under the caste system; such discrimination was supposedly abolished by independent India’s constitution but it remains a powerful social reality.

Read Here – The Economist

It’s Money That Matters In China-UK’s New Found Love

While economics works well between China and the United Kingdom, it is a tricky diplomatic route for Cameron and he will have to ensure that his newfound bonhomie with Xi doesn’t make the old ally in Washington too nervous. He will have to carefully walk the fine line between keeping old, historic ties in place and nurturing his new relationship with an ambitious China that would only want more in the long run.

Read Here – The Broad Mind

Xi Jinping’s Speech In London

David Cameron Defends China Business Deals

David Cameron has defended the UK’s business links with China as he said deals worth £40bn had been struck during President Xi Jinping’s visit. Cameron hailed a deal giving China a 30% stake in a new nuclear plant. The PM said the two countries could maintain a “strong relationship” while having “necessary and frank discussions” about issues like the steel industry and human rights.

Read Here – BBC

Xi’s UK Visit Opens Golden Era For Sino-British Relationship

 

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