By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore
After the failure of the EU Salzburg summit to agree Theresa May’s plan for withdrawal, the chances that Britain will leave without a deal have risen significantly. What is needed is a different statecraft mapping out how this outcome can be turned into a partnership that both parties can accept.
Britain must realise that it was not asked to leave; it decided to leave. Equally, Brussels must accept that it is not a crime for a member to decide that the EU’s governing principles are no longer compatible with views about its place in the world.
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Meeting: Launch of second Absa Africa Financial Markets Index
Thursday 11 October, Bali, 07:00 WITA
OMFIF is launching the second Absa Africa Financial Markets Index in Bali alongside the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group meetings. The index is a premier indicator of the attractiveness of Africa’s capital markets, for use by investors and asset managers around the world. Key speakers at the launch include Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s finance minister, and Ernest Addison, governor of the Bank of Ghana.
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