Tag: British Economy

13th December 2016 Vienna, Austria

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

#GlobalBritain: some remarkable statistics

As an Ambassador constantly meeting people of all nationalities interested in the impact of the 23 June vote by the UK to leave the European Union, I am an avid follower of statistics. So for ease of reference, I’ve put together a few of those which have caught my eye. Vienna Globenmuseum The fact Britain […]

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8th February 2013 Washington DC, USA

by Peter Matheson

Economic Counsellor

Financial Reform: The Long and Winding Road

Banks. Bankers. Financial Services. Bail-outs. LIBOR. Bonuses. You are probably a bit fed up of hearing all those terms. Haven’t we been talking about banks and the financial sector non-stop for five years? Isn’t this stuff meant to be boring Wouldn’t we rather be talking about Beyonce at the Superbowl instead? These issues are hugely […]

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1st March 2012 Washington DC, USA

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by Rosalind Campion

Counsellor for Global Issues

Economic diplomacy from St James’ to San Juan

Last week I took a very belated Christmas holiday to Puerto Rico.  It was very lovely…even if it has meant that one particular friend and colleague has sung West Side Story’s “America” (which compares the perceived pros and cons of living in NYC to San Juan) every time we’ve bumped into each other since my return.  But […]

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2nd February 2012 Washington DC, USA

by Peter Westmacott

Former Ambassador to the United States of America

A Pivotal Period in Britain’s History

It has been a whirlwind three weeks since my arrival in Washington. I’ve visited the White House to present my credentials to President Obama and watched from the House gallery as he delivered his State of the Union address. I’ve travelled outside of D.C., seeing the South Carolina Republican primary at first-hand and meeting with […]

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