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Germany issues bonds with negative interest

Investors are now paying to own German bonds, as they flock towards safe havens amid Brexit fears and turbulent stock markets. The ECB’s quantitative easing program further pushes down interest rates on sovereign debt.

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Orangemen march against Brexit backdrop

Tradition holds that in 1690 fires were lit along the coast to help King William of Orange navigate safely to Belfast. Those conflagrations are still commemorated today. Peter Geoghegan reports from Belfast.

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UK property funds rush to suspend trading

In quick succession, three funds have called a halt to an outpour of capital, joining three others. The UK’s long-booming real estate market has become a leading source of worry for its financial system post-Brexit.

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Asian markets tremble as pound sinks

British pound has plummeted to new depths as uncertainty over the economic impact of the UK’s pro-Brexit vote keeps worrying markets. Stock in Asia plunged again amid fears of long-term instability.

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Ireland in the sun after Brexit vote?

Ireland and the UK have not always been happy neighbors. Relations improved in the wake of the Good Friday peace accords, but as Gavan Reilly reports from Dublin, that could change following the UK’s Brexit.

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Even old lambs come home to roost

    History may not repeat itself very often, but when parallels are witnessed, the effects can be major and gruesome. These are tough times for many. There is the ubiquitous occurrence of major terrorism, bringing insecurity to aeroplanes and airports, train stations, entertainment clubs, and schools. There is a growing wealth concentration for a …

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Germany sticks to balanced budget policy

The German government has said Europe’s powerhouse will not move away from its budgetary policy of zero fresh borrowing, Brexit or not. It’s Berlin’s way of sending a “signal of continuity,” but not everyone is amused.

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Brexit – the end of globalization?

It is still unclear how the UK will split from the European Union. But the Brexit vote is already a setback for advocates of free trade. This could affect millions of people in the world’s poorest countries, say experts.

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