Hammond warns of Brexit global ‘shadow,’ says is mulling trade deal with China

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the country is considering a free trade deal with China, further warning that Brexit could cast a “shadow” on the world economy.

The British finance minister made the remarks on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of leading world economies in an interview with the BBC and Sky News on Sunday in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

At a referendum in June, Britons narrowly voted to quit the European Union, which, according to Hammond, is “not the only shadow the world economy faces.”

“There is going to be uncertainty about the outcome hanging over the world economic outlook for perhaps the next couple of years,” Hammond said in the interview that followed the UK-China High Level Financial Services Roundtable at the Bank of China.

Members of staff wait for officials to arrive for the UK-China High Level Financial Services Roundtable at the Bank of China head office building in Beijing on July 22, 2016.

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