Politics

Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were "willing to put the work in".He said more deals were coming, after signing one with Australia.Concerns have been raised that the UK will
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How the global trade in tear gas is booming

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at migrants by both Mexican and US authorities last month When the US border control agents used tear gas against migrants seeking asylum at the southern border, it was a high-profile incident in a decade that has seen rising use of tear gas around the world. On the surface, Noor Noor and Terry Burns don't have much in common. The
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G20: Talks between Trump and Xi ‘go well’ amid trade tensions

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump (front right) last met Mr Xi (front left) last year Donald Trump has met China's President Xi Jinping for nearly two and a half hours in their first talks since a trade war erupted earlier this year.Trump adviser Larry Kudlow said the meeting, a working dinner after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, had gone "very well" without giving details.A Chinese journalist
Business

Trump signs trade deal with Mexico and Canada

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The revised deal has been renamed as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. US President Donald Trump and leaders from Canada and Mexico have signed the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).The revised deal has been renamed as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.Renegotiating Nafta was a key pledge of Mr Trump's 2016 White House campaign. The US President claimed
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Newspaper headlines: Post-Brexit trade and diabetes “scandal”

[ad_1] Image caption The Financial Times leads on an interview with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking to the paper he said Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "with open arms" after Brexit but urged compromise to avoid a no-deal scenario. Image caption The Times reports Brexiteers have told Theresa May any customs arrangements with the EU must end by the next election in 2022. The
Business

US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relations between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, pictured earlier this year, have occasionally been fraught The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) gives the US greater access to Canada's dairy market and allows extra imports of Canadian cars.The deal has 34 chapters and
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Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Tusk: UK's Chequers Brexit plan 'won't work'Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work", the head of the European Council has said.Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU's single market.He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of the 27 remaining member states discussed Brexit.Mrs May said her
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UK and Russia trade blows at the UN

[ad_1] The US, France, Germany and Canada have stood by the UK's position that the Russian government "almost certainly" approved the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.At a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the attack, Russia's ambassador dismissed evidence presented by the UK as a "mendacious cocktail of facts". [ad_2] Source link
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South African mainly white trade union to strike over ‘racial exclusion’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workers at Sasol's South African operations are to strike over a new shares ownership scheme A South African trade union with mainly white members is to begin strikes at a petrochemical firm over a share scheme available only to black workers, which it says is "blatant discrimination".Businesses in South Africa are required to meet black ownership quotas under laws intended to offset the impact
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Nafta: US-Canada trade talks break up without deal

[ad_1] Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) ended on Friday with no deal in sight.US officials said they would meet Canada again next week in an effort to reach an agreement with the country.In the meantime, the US plans to move forward with Mexico on terms reached earlier in the week.It's not clear what this means for the trilateral agreement, which