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In an unexpected outcome, people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union in June 23rd referendum. For so many months, we have kept our readers updated on the referendum through our "Briferendum Series". Now with the referendum in place, we can hardly call it an end, instead, it's a new beginning of an era of greater uncertainties. With this non-binding referendum, there are so many possible scenarios that may play out including a second referendum. In this series, we once again vow to keep our readers up to the minute as the path ahead unfolds.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit and weak government: a drama lesson from the Greece economy

Jun 19, 2017 15:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The UK is not the first country to stand on the brink of leaving the EU. It may enjoy a far bigger and more productive economy than Greece, but there are alarming structural similarities between the two economies that cant...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How to protect 4.5m people from becoming Brexit bargaining chips

Jun 19, 2017 15:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Both the EU and the UK have repeatedly stated that they want to secure the rights of the 3m EU citizens in the UK and the 1.5m British citizens in the EU as they negotiate their separation. But those rights have still...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

May wanted a Brexit mandate, but voters want a strong welfare state

Jun 13, 2017 15:38 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Its all too easy to forget that when Theresa May called her snap election, three years earlier than shed repeatedly promised, her party was 18-20 percentage points ahead of Labour in the polls. It seemed like a clear...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Why the hung parliament spells economic turbulence for the UK economy

Jun 13, 2017 14:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Theresa Mays snap election wager has backfired. The supposed Brexit election was intended to signal the publics support for the prime ministers approach to the UKs departure from the European Union. Instead, it has left...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit Series: European leaders press UK to move ahead with exit talks

Jun 12, 2017 06:04 am UTC| Commentary

Despite a disastrous outcome of the snap general election in the United Kingdom that left the Prime Minister Theresa May to govern with a minority government with of Irish Democratic Unionist Party, the European leaders...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How Theresa May's election disaster looks from continental Europe

Jun 09, 2017 17:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

After Theresa Mays car-crash election campaign, there is doubt among key players in the European Union about whether the UK will be in a position to resume the Brexit talks on time. That leaves both Britain and other...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How a hung parliament totally changes the game for Brexit

Jun 09, 2017 17:52 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Theresa Mays election gamble has failed but could this lead to a change in the politics of Brexit? Perhaps, but it would take political will. When Theresa May called the election, she calculated that the result would...

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Economy

Eurozone PMI moderation in June unlikely to derail growth, high consumer confidence suggests strong year ahead

The headline IHS Markit Eurozone PMI fell from a joint six-year high of 56.8 in May to a five-month low of 55.7 in June, according to the preliminary flash estimate released earlier today. Data missed economists forecasts...

Eurozone periphery bonds mixed post higher-than-expected German manufacturing PMI

The Eurozone periphery bonds traded mixed Friday after reading a higher-than-expected rise in the German manufacturing PMI for the month of June, released earlier today. The benchmark German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/TWD likely to hold around 30.40–30.70 range in the near-term, says Commerzbank

The USD/TWD currency pair is expected to hold at levels of around 30.40-30.70 in the coming months after the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (CBC) remained on hold, Commerzbank reported. The Central Bank...

New Zealand bonds gain at close tracking U.S. Treasuries post rise in initial jobless claims

The New Zealand bonds ended on the upside after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) remained unchanged in its monetary policy decision, revealed early today while maintaining a balanced outlook of the economy. At the...

EUR/USD likely to reach 1.06 by end-2018, says Commerzbank

The EUR/USD is expected to reach a level of 1.06 by the end of next year, having downside potential. Most of the analysts arguing for 1.20-ish levels simply extrapolate the medium-term upward trend in EUR/USD. Even the...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Trump pours on cold water on 'Comey tapes' speculation

With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump poured cold water over the hot speculations that has been brewing for months that there are tapes of conversations between him and the former FBI director James Comey. After...

Why Lesotho's in such a mess and what can be done about it

In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the countrys chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012)...

US under Trump Series: US department of Justice launches investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

According to a Fox News report, which was confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Data Of Almost 200M Americans Collected By GOP Leaked, No Protection Whatsoever

When collecting data from citizens for use in things like winning elections, it makes sense to afford hoard with heavyweight protection. Not only did the GOP fail to do this, which led to the leak of data of 198 million...

Julius Caesar in our times

All the worlds a stage, Shakespeare once wrote. In recent weeks, that Shakespearean adage has been particularly resonant, with the New York Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar attracting worldwide scrutiny...

Science

Elon Musk Tells Climate Change Deniers To Get A Thermometer

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being sped up by human activity, theres no debate there. Unfortunately, there are still those with influence in the political sphere that...

Scientist Say Lack Of Funding Is Biggest Obstacle To Immortality

For centuries, humanity has been searching for ways to live longer, resist diseases, and generally have a happier life. Throughout the centuries, people thought that the biggest challenge to discovering the secret to...

Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

10% Of US Energy Harvested From Renewables, There Is Hope

When President Donald Trump announced that he was going to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, hardly anyone was surprised. Even so, many still despaired regarding the future of renewable energy. Fortunately, it seems...

Driverless Cars Gets Neil deGrasse Tyson Seal Of Approval

As one of the most popular and beloved scientific figures in the world, if Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson says that a particular scientific trend is great, most people tend to pay attention. Thats why his words of...

Technology

Valve’s New Knuckles VR Controller Supports All Five Fingers

Right now, the most responsive VR controller in the market is arguably the Oculus Touch, but it does come with a few issues. For one thing, it doesnt provide support for individual digits on the hands. With Valves new VR...

Get $120 Off Of Unlockable iPhone SE At Virgin Mobile

While the iPhone SE is not exactly the sexiest product in Apples lineup, its still a functional smartphone with decent features. Customers who would like to get their hands on the device for cheap can buy it for $120 off....

Caltech Creates Cameras Without Lenses, Thinner Smartphones Coming Up

Just when it was thought that smartphones could not get any thinner, Caltech engineers just had to be creative and muck everything up. By creating a camera technology that does not require a lens, these Brainiacs basically...

Steam Summer Sale Is Here And Dark Souls III Is At 60% Off

As promised, the annual Steam Summer Sale is here and boy does it deliver on the hype. Multiple AAA games are up for grabs at ridiculously low prices, along with their various DLCs and extra features. Some indie titles...

Steam Summer Sale Date Has Been Announced, Extra Discount Via PayPal

Every year, PC gamers look forward to the Steam Summer Sale, which has become something of a holiday to fans. This years launch date has already been announced and its set for June 22nd. This means that gamers will try in...
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June 23 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

Actual

3.4 %

Forecast

Previous

3.7 %

June 23 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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143.7 %

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144.0 %

June 26 08:00 UTC 21222122m

GBIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

106.5 k

June 26 08:00 UTC 21222122m

DEIfo Business Climate*

Actual

Forecast

114.4 bln BRL

Previous

114.6 bln BRL

June 26 08:00 UTC 21222122m

DEIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

106.4 %

Previous

106.5 %

June 26 08:00 UTC 21222122m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

Actual

Forecast

123.3 mln

Previous

123.2 mln

June 26 08:30 UTC 21522152m

GBIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

40.750 k

June 26 08:30 UTC 21522152m

BRBBA Mortgage Approvals

Actual

Forecast

Previous

40.750 k

June 26 11:00 UTC 23022302m

BRBBA Mortgage Approvals

Actual

Forecast

Previous

84.2 k

June 26 11:00 UTC 23022302m

RUFGV Consumer Conf*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

84.2 %

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