British finance minister to meet Wall Street investors amid Brexit

The British finance minister is set to meet with Wall Street’s biggest investors in New York on Monday in an attempt to urge them to stay with the country amid an exit from the European Union.

“While Britain’s decision to leave the EU clearly presents economic challenges, we now have to do everything we can to make the UK the most attractive place in the world to do business,” said Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in a statement on Sunday.

He made the remarks in the wake of a referendum late June, when about 52 percent of British voters opted to leave the EU, while roughly 48 percent of the people voted to stay in the union.

The outcome, dubbed Brexit, has put the British economy in tatters, pushing the minister to pursue the country’s interests around the world and particularly in the US.

“Pursuing a stronger relationship with our biggest trading partners is now a top priority … my message to the world is that Britain may be leaving the…

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