By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - Britain's financial services sector is working hard behind the scenes to communicate with Brussels and the UK government to ensure they don't lose "passporting" rights within the European Union following Britain's vote last month to leave the trading bloc, the Lord Mayor of the City of London said on Friday. "I think we're determined that we won't," lose passporting rights, Lord Jeffrey Mountevans, who serves as an ambassador and representative for the UK financial services industry, told reporters during a visit to Chicago. It's in everybody’s interests to find a good way forward." Passporting is considered the most significant feature of the EU single market for banks and other financial companies, allowing firms in one EU country to provide services to clients elsewhere in the single market.
Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, apparently taking diners hostage and sparking a firefight with police in which at least two officers were killed, police and witnesses said. The attackers stormed into the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant in Dhaka's upmarket diplomatic quarter shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is the Greatest) and opened fire at around 9:20pm (1320 GMT). The restaurant's supervisor Sumon Reza who escaped by jumping from the roof told a local newspaper there were 20 foreigners being held hostage and said the attackers had detonated explosives.