Tuesday April 7, 2020

British-EU trade talks failure won’t have global effect: economist

Global trading is being burdened by tensions between the US and China; Brexit pales in comparison

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

3rd November, 2019
Catherine Mann, chief global economist at Citi: ‘Businesses have moved forward. They’ve had to make decisions about where to put investment, where to put their operations’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Any failure to reach a post-Brexit free trade deal between Britain, Ireland and the rest of the EU will have little overall impact on the health of the global economy, a leading economist has predicted.

The EU and Britain are set to begin negotiations on a free trade deal once the recently agreed withdrawal deal is finally approved by the House of Commons.

There are already concerns, however, that a possible British attempt to undo...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Every time Donald Trump spoke on the Covid-19 crisis last week, the stock markets plunged by another point

Marion McKeone | 3 weeks ago

Big tech firms pledge to pay contract staff through the social-distancing period

Emmet Ryan | 3 weeks ago

Further action may be needed to prevent the Irish economy being sunk, particularly when the global economy remains vulnerable

Ian Guider | 3 weeks ago