UK found to be hottest investment destination despite Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may be causing all sorts of uncertainty in Britain but it doesn't seem to be putting off foreign investors. In its half-yearly update on global corporate deal-ma...

In Brexit delay, UK economy remains prisoner of uncertainty

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may be postponed once again this week, perhaps by as much as a year. The British economy, though, will remain a prisoner of a confidence-sapping uncertainty. Whi...

With Brexit, Britain is in crisis and not for the first time

LONDON (AP) — Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions. With the country mired in conf...

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May is set to join the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edwa...

UK central bank: firms step up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

LONDON (AP) — U.K. companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday. As well as opti...

Net migration into UK from EU falls to near-decade low

LONDON (AP) — Net migration into Britain from the other 27 European Union countries has fallen to near-decade lows, suggesting Brexit uncertainty has made the country a less attractive destination for...

Workers increasingly trust their employers: survey

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, accordin...

Wealth inequality 'out of control,' Oxfam warns

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of busine...

World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of next week's annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos say worsening international relations are hindering efforts to resolve globa...

Bank of England warns of intensified Brexit uncertainties

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England warned Thursday that uncertainties related to Brexit have "intensified considerably" since early November and are increasingly weighing on the U.K. economy. ...

Markets on edge as Brexit uncertainty hits new highs

LONDON (AP) — It's crunch time for Brexit, and investors will be on high alert in the run-up to Christmas. British lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on Prime Minister Theresa May's B...

Bank of England to publish Brexit deal analysis next week

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England will publish its economic analysis of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal next week as well as an assessment of what would happen if Britain crashes out of the E...

Neymar scores from spot for Brazil to beat Uruguay 1-0

LONDON (AP) — Neymar scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Brazil beat Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly on Friday. The forward calmly placed his 76th-minute spot kick to the right s...

China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

LONDON (AP) — China is set to overtake France as the world's number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market rese...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a l...