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21 April 2016

Brexit 'Weekly'

Graham Bishop speech at the FedTrust debate on Brexit, HM Treasury analysis on the impact of UK's EU membership, polls on British referendum, G-20, ECB's euro area bank lending survey, central banks, excessive deficit procedure, employee benefits and more.

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  Articles from 14 April 2016 - 21 April 2016

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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
Graham Bishop speech notes for the Federal Trust debate on the UK's EU membership.  View Article
HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
HM Treasury analysis on the EU referendum shows that a vote to leave would mean Britain would be permanently poorer.  View Article
VoteWatch: Would Brexit Matter? The UK’s Voting Record in the Council and European Parliament
The UK is the most outvoted Member State in the EU Council. However, it has supported more than 97% of the EU laws adopted in the last 12 years, a new report published by VoteWatch Europe shows.   View Article
TheCityUK: EU exit could put at risk up to 100,000 jobs in financial services by 2020
Leaving the EU could put at risk up to 100,000 financial services jobs by 2020, according to a new PwC report.  View Article
Open Europe: A common British-Polish vision for EU reform in the event of Remain
Open Europe has teamed up with the Freedom Institute, a leading Polish think-tank, to set out a common Polish-British agenda for long-term EU reform in the event the UK remains an EU member.  View Article
Paul Goldschmidt: The British Referendum
Ideology, poorly documented facts and growing incivilities make for a disappointing debate.  View Article
The Telegraph: City of London would take hit from Brexit, warns Mark Carney
The City of London could lose its position as the world’s leading financial centre in the event of Brexit, Mark Carney, the Bank of England Governor, has warned.  View Article
The Independent: Bank of England issues stark Brexit warning as former Chancellor warns of 'dark clouds'
The Bank of England has issued its starkest warning yet over the consequences of Brexit for the British economy, stating that the country would be likely to face a long period of uncertainty if it left the EU, that would dampen demand and impact on UK assets.  View Article
Financial Times: City’s status as financial hub at risk from Brexit vote, says Cryan
Deutsche Bank’s chief executive has warned that London will lose its lucrative position as the main hub for trading European sovereign debt and currencies if the UK votes to leave the EU in its June 23 referendum.  View Article
OMFIF: Brexiteers peddling false hopes
On trade, as in other matters, the Brexiteers peddle false hopes: after a Brexit, EU states would seek trade diversion.  View Article
YouGov: Feeling it in the purse could spell victory in the Referendum campaign
The Remain side leads for one point in the Brexit debate - 40% of British people would vote to stay In the EU compared to 39% that would vote for an exit. British people say that if they felt they would personally be poorer they'd decisively support the Remain campaign, YouGov has found.  View Article
EurActiv: Majority of Swedes want to leave EU in case of Brexit
If the UK leaves the EU after its referendum in June, a majority of Swedes would wish their country to follow suit, according to a new opinion poll.  View Article
Deutsche Welle: Brexit survey - UK should stay in EU
Euroskepticism and a rejection of establishment parties are on the rise in the EU. Amid the turmoil, a recent survey has looked at how Germany and other EU states view a possible "Brexit" and its consequences.  View Article
Financial Times: Why the Brexit crowd wants to silence Obama
The notion that there is a choice to be made between the Channel and the Atlantic is flawed.  View Article
Bloomberg: G-20 says growth risks are stabilizing as shock of Brexit looms
Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economies said risks to the global recovery have stabilized while threats to the outlook remain, including terrorism and the U.K.’s potential exit from the European Union.  View Article
Bloomberg: Euro-Dollar volatility tumbles ahead of Brexit vote: analysis
ECB, Fed hands seen tied until after referendum.  View Article
OMFIF: Awakening for Europe’s believers
The ‘Panama papers’ tax avoidance affair has badly dented the authority of David Cameron, the UK prime minister – and could fatally undermine his ability to win the 23 June referendum. Britain’s departure from the European Union would have important implications.  View Article
ECB: Results of the April 2016 euro area bank lending survey
Euro area banks reported a further net easing of credit standards on loans to enterprises in the first quarter of 2016. Competitive pressures remained the main factor behind this easing. By contrast, credit standards on loans to households for house purchase tightened.  View Article
Financial Times: Negative rates put pressure on central banks to take risks
European and Japanese rate cuts are putting pressure on many central banks’ returns — according to a poll of reserve managers from 77 central banks compiled by HSBC and Central Banking Publications.   View Article
Bloomberg: Draghi seen putting ECB stimulus back on agenda after summer
Despite unprecedented measures by the ECB president so far, Bloomberg’s survey of 47 analysts who cover the institution showed more than 60% think he isn’t yet done. The most likely date for fresh action was put as the Sept. 8 policy meeting, though some predicted it could happen as early as June.  View Article
ECA: Further improvements needed to ensure effective implementation of the excessive deficit procedure
The ECA has published a special report on effective implementation of the excessive deficit procedure. The excessive deficit procedure is a key element of economic governance in the EU. It is used where necessary to correct the trajectory of deficit and debt in the Member States.  View Article
FEE responds to IPSASB proposed amendments to IPSAS 25 on employee benefits
FEE submitted its comments on IPSASB's Exposure Draft 59: Amendments to IPSAS 25 Employee Benefits. FEE supports the approach taken in this ED that aligns, as far as possible, IPSAS 25 with IAS19.  View Article

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