British Prime Minister Theresa May: ‘The choices we now face are stark, and the timetable is clear’. Photo: EPA

EU gives Britain six-month Brexit delay – but PM Theresa May’s time could be shorter

  • The October 31 deadline is a compromise and the UK can leave sooner if Parliament ratifies the divorce deal
  • May must now sell it to sceptical members of Parliament in London
Topic |   Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May: ‘The choices we now face are stark, and the timetable is clear’. Photo: EPA
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Hounded by Brexit rows at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May met Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 1 to forge deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP

China economy would be the big winner from a no-deal Brexit, UN study finds

  • In a no-deal Brexit scenario, China’s exports to the United Kingdom would rise under lower tariff rates than those used by the European Union
  • The United States and Japan also benefit from lower tariffs, while EU nations would lose preferential access to the UK market, a United Nations study found
Topic |   China economy

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Hounded by Brexit rows at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May met Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 1 to forge deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the European Union. Photo: AFP
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