The OECD downgraded the economic forecasts for almost all of the countries it examined, citing trade tensions among the drivers. Photograph: iStock

Ireland will suffer the biggest negative shock from a no-deal Brexit outside the UK, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(...)

Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria (left) and chief economist Laurence Boone address a press conference on the latest economic outlook. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Britain would face a sharp economic hit in a no-deal Brexit scenario and should look to maintain the “closest possible” relationship with the EU to av(...)

Protesters from the pro-EU group Open Britain  outside of the Houses of Parliament in  London on Wednesday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

It may be impossible to reach. But when British and EU negotiators start Brexit talks, they will be eyeing something every tough negotiation needs to (...)