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Living, breathing Brexit

How Reuters is leading coverage of this market-moving story.

Starting with the news that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union last June, Reuters has consistently been first to share the most important Brexit developments. Beyond breaking news coverage, Reuters has delivered a wealth of exclusive news and insight illustrating the political, corporate and financial implications of the UK’s historic break with the EU. Now, as Britain prepares for an early election on June 8, Reuters is keeping our clients ahead on the key developments.

So how has Reuters been able lead the Brexit story? It comes down to meticulous planning, winning the trust of people who know what’s going on, close coordination across Reuters global bureaus and an unparalleled ability to cut through all the noise – in London, Brussels and beyond — to focus on the Brexit news, analysis and insight that matter most.

Reuters Bureau Chiefs Alastair Macdonald (Brussels) and Guy Faulconbridge (UK), along with EMEA Financial Services Editor Rachel Armstrong, recently took a quick Brexit break to share what it’s been like to cover this “phenomenally complicated” and still-developing story – and what has set Reuters coverage apart from the rest.


Among Reuters many breaking and exclusive stories over the past year:

  • Reuters was first to report the UK voted to leave the EU. Sterling fell 25 cents on the news – the biggest fall since free floating exchange rates (June 2016)
  • Reuters was first to report the UK was considering paying into the European Union for market access. Sterling rose nearly 2 cents against the dollar following the Reuters report (December 2016)
  • Reuters won 80 percent of alerts from a Prime Minister May speech on January 17 that saw the pound score its biggest one day gain since at least 1998 (January 2017)
  • Reuters was ahead with the Supreme Court ruling that UK’s devolved assemblies could not block Brexit. Sterling fell over a cent on the news (January 2017)
  • Reuters was first to report Britain planned to launch the Brexit process on March 29. Following the report, the sterling fell from a three-week high against the dollar (March 2017)

Plus so much more – complemented by Reuters unmatched insight and special reports, expert opinions, compelling graphics, live video and iconic images that help tell the complete Brexit story.

Dawn breaks behind the Houses of Parliament and the statue of Winston Churchill in Westminster, London, Britain

Click to view a slideshow of Reuters photography on Brexit.

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For more on Brexit, check out this dynamic package of Reuters coverage, and be sure to stay tuned to and Reuters TV for even more Brexit news and insights in the lead up to, and following, the June 8 election.

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