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  • Cameron offers loan, touts trade potential on Vietnam visit By Martin Petty - Reuters - Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Britain's PM Cameron poses for a photo with Vietnam's President Sang in front of a statue of late Vietnamese revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron pushed to step up trade with Vietnam on Wednesday to capitalise on "enormous" opportunities for British firms in an economy Britain would support with 500 million pounds in infrastructure loans. Making his fourth stop on a tour through Southeast Asia, Cameron …

  • Cameron talks with engineers in Noi Bai airport

    LONDON (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it won a $580 million (£370.5 million) contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide servicing and maintenance to its Trent XWB engines which will power 14 Airbus A350 aircraft. The deal was signed on Wednesday at an event in Vietnam, where Prime Minister David …

  • Ireland's Finance Minister Noonan arrives at Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels

    Ireland's central bank is making plans in case Britain leaves the European Union and its chief economist said on Wednesday that uncertainly over possible "Brexit" was enough to depress economic growth. The United Kingdom is Ireland's biggest trading partner, with 10 percent of Irish workers reliant on those close economic …

  • A row of houses are seen in London

    By Edgar Su SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in Singapore on a regional …

  • Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers By Kylie MacLellan - Reuters - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Cameron addresses the media at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron has cooked up a "recipe for confusion" with his plans to reform Britain's relationship with the European Union, a committee of Peers said on Tuesday, criticising the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking. Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain's …

  • Cavorting, snorting British peer quits House of Lords By Michael Holden - Reuters - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British peer said on Tuesday he was leaving the House of Lords, Britain's unelected upper parliamentary chamber, after a newspaper published a video which it said showed him using cocaine and cavorting with prostitutes. John Buttifant Sewel had already quit as deputy speaker …

  • (Reuters) - Newly-listed UK bank Shawbrook Group Plc said its first-half profit nearly doubled, driven by an increase in its loan book. UK Chancellor George Osborne announced an 8 percent surcharge on banks' profits effective January 2016. The bank's loan book grew 38 percent to 2.72 billion pounds from 1.97 billion …

  • Britain can easily double Indonesia investment - Cameron By Gayatri Suroyo - Reuters - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Britain's Prime Minister Cameron delivers his speech during the UK-Indonesia Business Forum in Jakarta

    By Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals can be clinched on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to …

  • Labour Party 'frightened of its own shadow', says Andy Burnham By William James - Reuters - Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Labour Party leadership candidate Andy Burnham speaks during a hustings event in Stevenage

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party lacks the courage and big ideas to win back lost voters, MP Andy Burnham, a frontrunner to become the party's new leader, will say on Tuesday as Labour battles to define its political identity after a painful election defeat. Labour is searching for a new leader after …

  • Labour Party leadership candidate Andy Burnham speaks during a hustings event in Stevenage

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party lacks the courage and big ideas to win back lost voters, lawmaker Andy Burnham, a frontrunner to become the party's new leader, will say on Tuesday as Labour battles to define its political identity after a painful election defeat. Labour is searching for a new leader …

  • Scandal and hypocrisy British-style in a tale of two speakers By Andrew Osborn - Reuters - Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons listens asMexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers an address to members of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group at the Houses of Parliament in London

    In the first, John Sewel, a lord and the deputy speaker of the House of Lords, the upper chamber, was filmed snorting what The Sun on Sunday newspaper said was cocaine with two prostitutes. In the second, a freedom of information request showed that John Bercow, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, the House of …

  • A bus and taxi pass Big Ben on Westminster Bridge in London

    A senior British lord embroiled in a scandal over allegations by a tabloid newspaper that he used cocaine and hired prostitutes, said on Monday he would not return to parliament until investigations into his actions had been completed. John Sewel stood down from his post as deputy speaker of unelected House of Lords at …

  • Graduates queue to have their photograph taken after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University in England

    Britain must remain a member of the European Union if its higher education sector is to maintain its status, quality and research capabilities, a university lobby group said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU and then, by the end of 2017, hold a referendum on …

  • Prime Minister David Cameron has said UK forces will carry out bombing raids over Syria and Libya if a direct plot to attack Britain was discovered. Speaking in Jakarta, on the first day of a trade mission to south-east Asia, Cameron said: "If there is a threat to Britain or to our people on our streets... we are able …

  • Britain, France see euro reform as possible 'win-win' By Mark John - Reuters - Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron visit the so-called "incubator" of French high-tech start-ups "TheFamily" in Paris

    By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron wants assurances that non-euro zone EU members such …