Brexit has prompted almost a third of British companies to move some operations abroad or at least consider it, a survey from Institute of Directors shows.

The employers’ group  said 11 percent of firms – chiefly larger companies – had shifted some activities overseas while another 18 percent were planning to or actively considering it.

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Italy’s economy fell into recession in the final three months of 2018, in a blow to the country’s governing radical centre-right coalition, which pledged to boost the country’s persistently low GDP growth