Jan 19, 2017

Mitsui to acquire role in U.K.'s East Anglia railway

Trading house Mitsui & Co. said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement to acquire a 40 percent stake in a British rail franchise from a subsidiary of the Dutch national railway. Both Mitsui and Abellio Transport Group Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ...

Britain will leave EU single market, May says

Jan 17, 2017

Britain will leave EU single market, May says

Britain will leave the European Union’s single market when it exits the group, Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a “soft Brexit.” In a long-awaited speech in which she sought to define the ...

Jan 11, 2017

The messy march of folly to Brexit and beyond


Barbara Tuchman published her masterpiece, “The March of Folly,” in 1984. It explored what the American writer and historian called “one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.” Today she might have explored ...