Saturday 1 October 2016

UK referendum to dominate the week ahead

Published 20/06/2016 | 02:30

There's only one event this week set to dominate the business news agenda - the UK EU referendum.
There's only one event this week set to dominate the business news agenda - the UK EU referendum.

There's only one event this week set to dominate the business news agenda - the UK EU referendum. The campaign now enters its final days as voters take to the polls on Thursday. Opinion polls have showed strong momentum for the 'Leave' camp in recent weeks, although there appeared to be a swing back to the 'Remain' camp over the weekend.

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Following a two-day campaign suspension in the wake of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, both sides returned to the debate yesterday with claim and counterclaim. George Osborne warned the economic hit could be worse than initially thought, an argument dismissed by the leave side.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble also waded into the debate again yesterday, stating that European Union policy makers have safeguards in place to avoid "chaotic developments" should Britons vote to leave. But he sounded a warning - if the UK left, the EU couldn't just continue with business as usual because "otherwise many would get the same idea".

Irish Independent

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