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China shares end higher as some IT firms pledge against anti-competition

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* SSEC 0.6%, CSI300 0.8% * HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 5.2%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 0.7% * FTSE China A50 +0.5% BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) – China shares rose on Wednesday, with IT firms leading the gains, as investors cheered internet platform companies pledging to avoid anti-competitive behaviours after......

Egypt postpones tender for license to make cigarettes – sources

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A man smokes a Cleopatra cigarette, produced by Eastern Company SAE, at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s has postponed a tender for a licence to manufacture conventional and electronic cigarettes, two sources in companies selling tobacco there......

UPDATE 1-Flooding stops Australian coal rail deliveries to Newcastle port

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(Adds details of port, background) MELBOURNE, March 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Hunter Valley coal rail lines have been shut due to flooding in the state of New South Wales, the Australian Rail Track Corp said on Monday, halting deliveries into the port of Newcastle, the world’s biggest coal export port.......

Taco Bell looks to enter crowding chicken sandwich space

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FILE PHOTO: Taco Bell shop is seen during the opening ceremony of a Taco Bell restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2019. Picture taken January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (Reuters) – Taco Bell, a unit of Yum Brands Inc, said on Monday it would launch its own version of......

Glencore reinstates dividend as 2020 net debt drops

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JOHANNESBURG, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Glencore on Tuesday reinstated its dividend after net debt fell by 10% in its full-year 2020, helped by surging commodity prices in the second half The commodities trader and miner which scrapped its dividend in August last year after a first-half loss amid the COVID-19......

Chipotle to hire 15,000 workers in the United States

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen at the Chipotle Next Kitchen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Monday it would hire 15,000 workers in the United States, as the fast-casual burrito chain benefits from......

PM Johnson says: the state will need to lead – Telegraph

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to a news conference announcing tightening of COVID-19 tiers, at Downing Street in London, Britain December 30, 2020. Heathcliff O’Malley/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that in the post-COVID-19 future the state would need......

Britain to begin testing truck drivers to reopen France border

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FILE PHOTO: A Hungarian truck driver adjusts a satellite dish for viewing television on the front of his lorry whilst he waits at Ashford International Truck Stop, as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ashford, Britain, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Toby......

Britain’s fishing proposals unacceptable for France, minister says

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FILE PHOTO: France’s Europe minister, Clement Beaune, wearing a protective face mask, leaves following a weekly Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Major hurdles remain over fishing in the Brexit talks and Britain’s proposals are so far unacceptable......

British PM Johnson says Brexit is ‘very tricky’, ‘very difficult’

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Downing Street in London, Britain December 2, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Brexit talks were “very tricky” and......

UK says prepared to leave EU without a trade deal

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Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is prepared to leave the European Union’s orbit without a trade deal with talks at a critical moment, British minister Penny Mordaunt told parliament on Monday. Mordaunt said......

Australia upgrades forecast for agricultural exports despite China tensions

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia upgraded its forecast for agricultural exports for the 2020/21 season as heavy rains boosted production, even as mounting trade tensions with China have hurt demand for several commodities this year. FILE PHOTO: A wheat field is seen ahead of annual harvest near Moree, Australia, Oct. 27,......

Time is running out for Brexit trade deal, UK minister says

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FILE PHOTO: A British Union Jack flag flutters outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union are running out of time to clinch a Brexit trade deal but if good progress is made this week then the talks......

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