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02 June 2016

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  Articles from 26 May 2016 - 02 June 2016

UK House of Commons: Costs and benefits of UK's EU membership report published
The Treasury Committee highlighted that Vote Leave's claim that leaving the EU would give the country £350m a week to spend on the NHS is "highly misleading." It also fact-checked core ideas of Remain campaign.   View Article
Global economy stuck in low-growth trap: Policymakers need to act to keep promises, OECD says in latest Economic Outlook
OECD has warned against Brexit, saying that "a United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union would trigger negative economic effects on the UK, other European countries and the rest of the world".  View Article
UK House of Commons: Northern Ireland and the EU referendum key issues
The report identifies the potential impact of a Brexit in key areas such as the economy, agriculture and the border with the Republic  View Article
Financial Times: EU regulator warns Brexit is a threat to UK funds
According to ESMA's Maijoor, British vote to leave the EU in next month’s referendum would threaten UK asset managers’ ability to sell funds across Europe.  View Article
ESMA's Maijoor speech at Financial News 20th Anniversary
Steven Maijoor's keynote address focused on MiFID II, the UK referendum and ESMA's role in regulation.  View Article
European Parliament: EU welcomes outcome of G7 summit in Japan
The EU-led efforts for an ambitious G7 declaration that reflects global political will to boost economic resilience, tackle the global migration challenge and fight terrorism among others. The G7 declaration warned of the economic consequences of a Brexit and called it "a serious risk to growth."  View Article
CEP: 'Economists For Brexit' - A critique
The latest in a series of #CEPBrexit reports, published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, explains how the 'Economists for Brexit' fail to grasp basic facts about the nature of regulation, product standards and international trade.   View Article
The Guardian: Economists overwhelmingly reject Brexit in boost for Cameron
Poll shows 88% of 600 experts fear long-term fall in GDP if UK leaves single market, and 82% are alarmed over impact on household income.  View Article
Sajid Javid: The flaws in the alternative to the single market
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills writes in the Financial Times in response to Economists for Brexit's letter calling for the UK to leave the EU’s single market.  View Article
Bruegel: The three dangers of Brexit
Guntram Wolff looks at the economic and geopolitical consequences if the "leave" vote wins the Brexit referendum.  View Article
UK voters leaning towards Brexit, Guardian poll reveals
Phone and online survey shows a 52-48 split in favour of leaving the EU as referendum campaign gathers steam.  View Article
Bruegel: Brexit debate ignores UK’s privileged position in Europe
The UK enjoys opt-outs from many EU policies, without its influence in the EU being diminished. But the UK’s privileged position in the EU has been neglected in the referendum debate, which has been caught up in statistics about the material costs and benefits of the EU.  View Article
Financial Times: Britain lacks the skills to go solo on trade deals
Hiring 475 new overseas negotiators will take more than good luck, writes Miriam González Durántez, co-chair of the international trade and government regulation practice at Dechert, a law firm.  View Article
Euler Hermes research: Brexit could spark sharp rise in UK & EU insolvencies
A UK exit from the European Union without a FTA could lead to a sharp rise in the number of insolvencies for both the UK and a number of its key European partners, according to research from Euler Hermes. The Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium would take the most significant impact.  View Article
Speech by President Donald Tusk at the European Business Summit
European Council President says that European institutions must focus on the political unity of the West and on maintaining the European order - Tusk warns against the "dramatic consequences, also economic, that would be brought about by Brexit."  View Article
BIS: First phase of a global code of conduct for currency markets published
The first phase of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market and principles for adherence to the new standards were released today in New York by the Foreign Exchange Working Group (FXWG).  View Article
Commodity dealers: exposure exemption extended
The Council adopted a regulation extending an exemption for commodity dealers under EU bank capital requirements.   View Article
European Council: Better regulation to strengthen competitiveness
The Council adopted a number of conclusions in the field of better regulation as a key driver for delivering economic growth and fostering innovation, competitiveness, SMEs and job creation, and for a fully functioning Single Market.  View Article
Trade secrets protection: Council adopts new directive
The Council adopted a directive setting out rules for the protection of trade secrets and confidential information of EU companies.  View Article
FEE: Comment letter to the EC on Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive
FEE supports the EC’s proposals to ensure implementation of the OECD/G20 tackle base-erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) recommendations in the EU.   View Article
VoxEU: The European Single Market - A game changer for economic integration
This column argues that the Single Market has delivered substantial benefits to member countries. New empirical evidence is presented of the trade and FDI gains that Central and Eastern European countries have enjoyed since joining the Single Market.  View Article
EU to sign Economic Partnership Agreement with the South African Development Community EPA Group
The Council authorised, on behalf of the EU, the signature and provisional application of the economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the EU and the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group.   View Article

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