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UK finance minister to quit if Johnson becomes PM

Philip Hammond says if Boris Johnson indeed becomes PM, he cannot work under him.

Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot, parliament...

British politics was at fever pitch and, nearly three years since the 2016 referendum, it was still unclear how, when or if Brexit will ever take place.

Pressure mounts on Tory lawmakers to back Brexit deal

May has already conceded that her proposed exit date of March 29 will have to be pushed back and warned the delay could be much longer if Parliament refuses to back her agreement.

UK will delay Brexit if lawmakers reject May’s deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is rapidly running out of time to push her Brexit agreement through, while Britain hangs in the balance.

China would welcome visit by British finance minister Hammond

China and Britain, which have talked of a 'golden era' of relations, agrees to look at the possibility of reaching a 'top-notch' post-Brexit free trade deal.

UK’s Hammond: Talk of warship deployment complicates China ties

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, it seeks to strengthen diplomatic relationships and trade ties with countries around the world including China.

Sterling up after UK finance minister talks up prospect of revised...

The British pound rises to the day's high at US$1.3086 but below three-month highs of US$1.3218 hit in January.

UK lawmakers could vote on revised Brexit deal next week, says...

The ongoing talks with the European Union are going very well and 'constructive', said finance minister Philip Hammond.

Britain worse off under any Brexit scenario

The government's plans for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would still cost the economy around 3.9% of gross domestic product over 15 years.

UK to spend more on military, roads, says report

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is set to announce extra funding for the UK’s military and new investment in Britain’s roads at Monday’s budget.

UK’s finance chief walks the Brexit tightrope with his budget

He’s been accused by Brexit diehards within the governing Conservative Party of spreading fear, even cooking the books over the economic impact.

Britain committed to free trade, Hammond tells China

Hammond's trip also comes against the backdrop of increasingly fraught trade relations between China and the United States, with Beijing accusing Washington of protectionism and each levelling tariffs and threats of more at each other.