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Can the UK remain the “Banker of Europe” after Brexit? Asks Dmitry Leus.

The UK’s Bank of England ended 2017 by appearing to offer an olive branch to Europe by saying that EU investment banks operating in London will be able to do so post-Brexit under almost unaltered conditions. This overture from Mark Carney at the Bank of England came just after Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in Brexit talks, had taken a hard line, warning of the danger that UK banks will lose their ‘passporting’ rights to operate in the single market after Brexit.

We need the next best thing to passporting post-Brexit: By Dmitry Leus

Passporting is widely talked about as a big money-maker for the UK and likely to be a major loss for the UK as part of its divorce deal with the European Union. The banking industry in London as long been envied by other countries and passporting is at the heart of this.

We need the next best thing to passporting post-Brexit: By Dmitry Leus

Passporting is widely talked about as a big money-maker for the UK and likely to be a major loss for the UK as part of its divorce deal with the European Union. The banking industry in London as long been envied by other countries and passporting is at the heart of this.

As Bitcoin exceeds $10,000 today, what is cryptocurrency and should you have some already?

Whichever newspaper you open, the talk everywhere is of cryptocurrency. Much of the media focus has been on the most famous digital currency, bitcoin, particularly the fact that its price has risen exponentially, today exceeding 10,000 US dollars. We have all read that we can buy a cup of coffee with it in the USA or book a holiday on Expedia. What is this currency trend and should you be getting involved somehow?

Contest for Relocation of the EBA, by Dmitry Leus

On 20 November we will see a less flamboyant version of the Eurovision song contest, when the voting process is held at the General Affairs Council to determine which countries will host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) post-Brexit when these agencies leave their headquarters in Canary Wharf in London, writes Dmitry Leus.

Dmitry Leus of East-West Connect Comments on the Need for Brexit Clarity for Banks

Dmitry Leus of East-West Connect wrote an article which was published in EU Today, responding to two senior business figures who have spoken out in recent days about the need for clarity for the banks regarding a transition deal between the UK and the EU, in order to prevent firms moving jobs and business out of the UK.