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Software entrepreneur/VC comment from Davos on PM's Brexit objectives
From Davos today, Richard Muirhead, 3x software entrepreneur and now General Partner, OpenOcean - a European early-stage software company venture firm, says the PM needs to act quickly to put in place a plan around objective 10 - keeping the UK a leader in science and innovation.

Brexit climate being reinvented and general market commentary
Regarding Brexit climate being reinvented and general market commentary, Mihir Kapadia, CEO and Founder of Sun Global Investments, has said:

BPS World Publish First Global Research on Impact of Brexit on Skills Crisis
BPS World, the global resourcing specialist, has today published: "Brexit: What the World is Saying". The White Paper is the result of extensive research BPS carried out to understand the international perspective on Brexit and how other countries believe it will impact on skills. The report finds that there is little sense that Brexit will have a radical effect on global talent markets, but a fear that Britain will be the main loser. Experts from around the world recommended that, following Brexit, the UK should focus on digital and high-end talent.

UK business confidence steady despite Brexit fears, finds major ACCA survey
Fears that headwinds from the UK vote to leave the EU in June could spread to the global economy have not been realised, with confidence amongst UK businesses holding up relative to the previous quarter according to the latest the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey published today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).

Brexit negotiations - ITI supports members' and peers' checklist for protecting language skills
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) urges the Government to pursue the four essential objectives detailed in Brexit and Languages: A checklist for Government negotiators and officials – a document released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages today.

Brexit challenge to London's global FinTech boom, finds ACCA
The UK has positioned itself as a world-leading hub in emerging FinTech (financial technology) but the potential regulatory and business challenges posed by Brexit risks ceding ground to America and Asia Pacific rivals, says a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Brexit: a WTO issue first and foremost
100 days on from the fateful UK referendum, the only thing agreed on is the huge complexity of Brexit. This justifies the wait-and-see approach of the UK government which, by cataloguing the many problems that need to be resolved, is carrying out a kind of giant impact assessment. But one aspect of negotiations seems to have been overlooked or at least under-estimated: the relationship with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

'Brexit' appealed more to the 'losers' of globalization than its 'winners'
Voters’ hopes and fears about globalization were a key factor in June’s vote for ‘Brexit’ – and will continue to challenge the political establishment for years to come, according to a new study.

'Giving meaning to Brexit' - by Andrew Tyrie MP
In a paper, published by Open Europe, Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, outlines some of the choices available to the Government to give meaning to Brexit and the principles underpinning how it should proceed. He suggests taking several options off the table.

Japan warning Brexit could see its firms move out of the UK
It is unlikely that even if the post-Brexit world were not to the liking of Japanese investors they would move over night. However, one should bear in mind that Japanese car firms invested some £260 million in the 4 years up to 2014 in the UK.

Brexit would harm the UK's inward investment
It should be remembered that for all of the period that covers these figures, the expectation among political commentators and pollsters was that the UK would vote 'remain', and so many potential investors for the year to 2016 may simply have discounted the Brexit factor.

Brexit - Which UK laws are likely to change?
The Leave vote means that the UK Government will, from a designated point in the future, no longer be bound by the restrictions of European law which has governed a significant part of UK law for so long.

Brexit to Have a Positive Impact on the Made in Italy brand
Livio Vaninetti, Director of Frost & Sullivan Italy, comments on the implications for the country following the Leave vote in the UK.

Hurt feelings all round following historic victory for the Leave campaign
Following the conclusion of a successful referendum campaign, Leave.EU has upset quite a few people. So far, we have managed to clock eight pending cases.

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder Kantox (Foreign exchange (FX) platform)
Despite the endless headlines about Brexit, the reality is that many people were not prepared for this scenario. In this respect, this looks like the worst planned Referendum in history - not in terms of the vote or the campaigns, but because no one really knows or prepared for the actual implication of the result.

Mike Laven, CEO Currencycloud (international payments platform)
“There’s no doubt that the nation’s decision to leave the EU has major macro-economic implications - Negotiations will be long and ongoing – and this uncertainty alone means we can expect significant volatility ahead.

They took their country back - Donald J. Trump
Last night UK voters shocked the world. With your help, we're going to do the exact same thing on Election Day 2016 here in the United States of America.

University of Leicester reaction to Brexit result
As the result of the UK's referendum on whether to remain or leave the European Union has finally been announced, academics and staff at the University of Leicester have been giving their reaction to what is undoubtedly an historic decision for the United Kingdom and the EU. With the UK's exit from the EU now decided on by the electorate, experts have expressed their views on the impact both now and in years to come:

What does Brexit mean for the UK tech industry?
Following the result of the EU referendum this morning, Aftab Afzal, SVP & GM EMEA at NSFOCUS IB commented:

European Federalists: after the UK vote, a renewed commitment to political unity
The Union of European Federalists regrets the outcome of the referendum held on 23rd June 2016 in the United Kingdom. Populists and nationalists have managed to convince the majority of British citizens. In the UK, as in many other countries across Europe, the European Union is failing to gain the hearts and minds of EU citizens with clear solutions to their problems and a clear and convincing project for a better future for Europe.

JEF Europe respects – but regrets – the decision of the British citizens and calls upon EU governments to make decisive steps for European integration
The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe, while respecting the decision made by the British people, profoundly regrets the outcome of the referendum to leave the European Union.

Statement on the referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union
Following the result of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership, Eurofound will continue to implement its work programme and provide European policymakers with high-quality, timely and policy-relevant knowledge as input to better informed social and work-related policies, covering up to 35 countries (EU Member States, candidate countries and other European countries).

What the Brexit will mean for business owners
Following the results Phil Foster, MD of Love Energy Savings has shared his views on what this decision will mean to business owners and ways they can ensure to keep business costs down.

Brexit brings risks and uncertainties for UK environment and leaves EU weaker: WWF EU
Responding to the result of the British referendum on EU membership, Geneviève Pons, Director of WWF European Policy Office said:

Brexit A "Big Blow" To UK's Micro-Businesses
This result is a big blow to the UK's micro-business sector and I think that a lot of people will be very concerned about what the future will hold.

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