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Business 29 Oct 2013 | 1:16 PM

Beijing divorces soar over property tax

BEIJING: Beijing's divorce rate has soared as couples seek to avoid a property tax imposed earlier this year by using a loophole for those whose marriages end, state media reported Tuesday.

Business 08 Apr 2019 | 11:06 PM

Brexit hangs in the balance as May's government talks with Labour

LONDON: Brexit hung in the balance on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to coax the Labour Party into agreeing a divorce deal with a better chance of passage by parliament, ahead of a crisis EU summit where she will try to delay the April 12 departure.

Economy 28 Mar 2019 | 11:12 PM

May plans watered-down Brexit vote to secure departure delay

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled on Thursday for a way to secure a new delay to Brexit in the face of parliamentary deadlock by setting out plans for a watered-down vote on her EU divorce deal to be held on Friday

Economy 11 Mar 2019 | 10:32 PM

Theresa May wins 'legally binding' Brexit assurances from EU

LONDON/BRUSSELS: Prime Minister Theresa May clinched legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last ditch attempt to win over rebellious MPs who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again.

Corporate News 16 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

British PM seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday and then appealed to MPs from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.

Economy 27 Aug 2017 | 7:20 AM

Britain to urge EU to show "imagination" in Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain will urge the European Union on Monday to show "imagination" in Brexit talks and help focus discussion on future ties rather than on a divorce settlement.

Economy 21 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON: Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK’s Brexit department said.

Economy 30 Apr 2017 | 9:18 AM

UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday divorce talks with the European Union would be difficult, responding to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Corporate News 07 Apr 2017 | 7:04 AM

UK court orders Khoo Kay Peng to pay RM355m to ex-wife

THE 78-year-old boss of Laura Ashley has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £64mil (US$80mil or RM355mil) to settle their long-running divorce row.