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Will Brexit have a positive or negative impact on telecoms?

Will Brexit have a positive or negative impact on telecoms?

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

With 18 months to go before the UK’s formal exit from the EU, Brexit is rolling in fast, pushing a bow-wave of uncertainty ahead of it. When the wave breaks, which way up will it leave the UK telecoms industry? The biggest impact is likely to result from changing patterns of movement within the EU. […]

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EU ministers discuss how to attract fintech firms, after Brexit

EU ministers discuss how to attract fintech firms, after Brexit

Written by on September 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers will discuss this week a plan to attract more financial-technology companies, in a bid to bridge the gap with global competitors and offset the loss of Europe’s main fintech market after Britain leaves the bloc. The EU fintech market is dwarfed by those in China and the United […]

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Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

Written by on July 20, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country’s dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots. The nascent industry, ranging from mobile payment apps to “cryptocurrencies” like […]

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News highlights – 16 March

News highlights – 16 March

Written by on March 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 16 March No agreement on timeline for self-driving cars BERLIN (Reuters) – Carmakers and suppliers gave widely differing timelines for the introduction of self-driving vehicles on Thursday, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants. Read more… Plan for Brexit? Error […]

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Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Written by on November 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Google delivered a vote of confidence in London’s future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote on Tuesday by announcing plans for a new building in the King’s Cross area of the city that will house thousands of extra engineers. Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said computer science had a great […]

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UK tech firm concerned foreign talent won’t come after Brexit

UK tech firm concerned foreign talent won’t come after Brexit

Written by on October 12, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Nanoco Group Plc, a technology company spun out of the University of Manchester, said Britain’s vote to leave the European Union raised concerns over its ability to attract the foreign talent needed to maintain its development. The company specializes in quantum dots — semiconductor crystals 10,000 times finer than a human hair. They […]

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British spending on robots to websites curbed due to Brexit

British spending on robots to websites curbed due to Brexit

Written by on September 30, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

READING, England (Reuters) – Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-meter robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union. “We’re waiting to get a clear idea of what the […]

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Brexit poses an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs

Brexit poses an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted ‘leave’, surprising UK overseas investors which wiped billions off the FTSE 100, heavily devaluing the pound sterling seeing record lows since 1985, followed by a radical shake-up in UK government, interest rate cuts to boost lending and encourage spending, and a sharp drop in SME confidence. But […]

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London start-ups investigate Berlin move after Brexit

London start-ups investigate Berlin move after Brexit

Written by on July 19, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Ten London start-ups have made inquiries about moving to Berlin since Britain voted to leave the European Union, business development group Berlin Partner said on Monday. Along with other European cities, Berlin is jostling for a piece of London’s financial technology industry and has stepped up efforts to promote the German capital […]

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Investment, start ups and tech spending will be victims of Brexit

Investment, start ups and tech spending will be victims of Brexit

Written by on June 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Britain’s tech start-up scene was having a bumper year in terms of new company creation, fresh funding and acquisitions by global tech players before voters decided to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. Now high-profile companies are threatening to pull out or slow down plans to enter the UK market, international […]

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