EU leaders agreed to name Frenchwoman Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank and sealed a deal on filling the other four top jobs in the bloc after marathon talks exposed their deepening divisions.

Lagarde was interviewed by Financial Director earlier this year when she talked about the importance of female leadership: https://www.financialdirector.co.uk/2019/01/18/lagarde-says-women-key-to-resilient-global-economy/

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has signaled he would be prepared to vote against a no-deal Brexit in Parliament, claiming it could cost the UK up to £90bn.

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Trade tensions triggered by Donald Trump’s tariff policies could “shipwreck” the global economy and are having a chilling effect on growth, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned.