Business leaders react to 'hard' Brexit plan

1. Brexit begins: The United Kingdom’s government can be officially kickstarting negotiations to leave the European Union nine months after the Brexit vote. Prime Minister Theresa May said in which she will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, which can be a two-year legislative plan for the U.K. to leave the bloc of countries.

“The government can be clear in its aims: a deal in which works for every nation as well as also region of the UK as well as also indeed for all of Europe — a brand-new, positive partnership between the UK as well as also our friends as well as also allies inside the European Union,” the government said in a previously released statement.

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Investors will be watching the global markets closely to see how they react.

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2. Wall bids end: Have an idea to build a “big as well as also beautiful” wall, as President Trump has previously said, between the U.S. as well as also Mexico? Proposals for a prototype of the 1,300-mile wall are due by Wednesday, the government said.

Customs as well as also Border Protection began the process seeking “prototype wall structures” last month, setting a mid-April timeline for awarding contracts. Still, there are a lot of uncertainties blocking the idea, such as how much money Congress can be willing to allocate toward the idea, legal issues with states as well as also how Trump will get Mexico to pay for the idea.

The cost tag can be estimated between $10 billion as well as also $25 billion, according to numerous estimates.

Homeland Security seeking border wall proposals

3. Samsung phone: The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be released into orbit on Wednesday morning. The brand-new phone can be anticipated to feature a sleek redesign.

Of course, the idea’s hard to forget what a spectacular failure Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was after battery fires prompted a worldwide recall. The S8 can be the first phone released since the disaster, so Samsung hopes features like the Bixby personal assistant, faster hardware as well as also shiny brand-new colors attract defectors as well as also iPhone connoisseurs.

Samsung’s brand-new AI assistant will take on Siri as well as also Alexa

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4. Coming This specific week:

Monday – Wall Street Green Summit begins

Tuesday – brand-new, £1 coin enters circulation; Hillary Clinton delivers keynote at Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference; Carnival Corporation earnings

Wednesday – Samsung launches brand-new phone; Article 50 triggered; Lululemon earnings

Thursday – H&M Q1 earnings

Friday – BlackBerry earnings; Q1 ends

sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published March 26, 2017: 7:58 AM ET