Philip Hammond

Hammond Vows to Protect UK Economy During Brexit, Sterling Falls

By William James and Kylie MacLellan BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 3 – British finance minister Philip Hammond vowed on Monday to protect the economy from any turbulence during negotiations to leave the EU, as sterling fell on worries the country is heading towards a disruptive divorce with its biggest trading partner. Hammond made his promise to

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UK’s Hammond: Brexit Path Might Be Clearer Later This Year

CHENGDU, China, July 24 – Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond sought to address concerns among global finance chiefs about the uncertain path ahead for the country’s exit from the European Union, saying there could be more clarity later this year. But Hammond also warned that volatility in financial markets was possible throughout the two-year

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UK’s Hammond Says New Initiative Needed for Syria Talks

MEXICO CITY, May 3 РBritish Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he was deeply concerned about the state of the ceasefire in Syria and that a new initiative was needed to keep dialogue alive, after a sharp escalation of violence in the city of Aleppo. Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working

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Lebanese Army Gets U.S., British Aid for Defending Border With Syria

BEIRUT, April 1¬†–¬†Lebanon‘s armed forces acquired three U.S. helicopters worth $26 million on Thursday to help in efforts to stop Syria’s civil war spilling over its border, along with almost $29 million of British aid as EU countries also step up their support. The Lebanese armed forces have now received a total of nine Huey

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