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Scotland puts bid for second independence vote on hold

Scotland’s devolved government has shelved its immediate plans to hold a second independence referendum until after the terms of Britain’s exit from the United Kingdom are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish parliament in March backed Sturgeon’s bid to hold a new referendum in 2018 or early 2019, but British Prime Minister Theresa May… Read More »

UK firms putting plans on hold ahead of EU vote – survey

Big British firms are delaying deals and hiring decisions ahead of a referendum on the country’s European Union membership, a survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that uncertainty around the vote is weighing on the economy. Chief financial officers are increasingly in favour of staying in the EU, according to the survey of chief financial officers published… Read More »

Sharp, Foxconn Chiefs to Meet After Takeover Deal Put on Hold: Report

The chief executives of Sharp Corp and Foxconn plan to meet on Friday in China, a person familiar with the matter said, a day after the world’s largest contract maker of electronic goods put its takeover of the Japanese firm on hold. Shares in Sharp slid 11 percent on Friday after sources said previously undisclosed liabilities were responsible… Read More »

Migrant crisis: Hungary to hold referendum on EU quota plan

Hungary will hold a referendum on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. Without disclosing the date for the poll, he stressed that the quotas “could redraw Europe’s cultural and religious identity”. In September, the EU agreed to relocate an additional 120,000 migrants across the continent – a move Hungary… Read More »