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Three stripes and you’re not out: Adidas loses bid to be ‘shoe-nique’

ADIDAS has failed to expand its trademark three-stripe design in Europe because it isn’t distinctive enough. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies...
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‘Ground-breaking’ link to free-up Sino-British stock exchange trade

THE BRITISH Treasury has announced a stock link to allow UK-listed firms to become the first foreign entities to list in mainland China. Chancellor Philip...
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Another huge recall by Ford, and $180m bill will hit company hard

FORD Motor Company has recalled more than a million sport utility vehicles in north America for a suspension fault which could increase the risk...
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Court proceedings mount against pharma firms behind OxyContin

JOHNSON & Johnson, Purdue Pharma and Israel-based firm Teva Pharmaceuticals are under increased legal pressure over their roles in the US’s opiate crisis. (Click here...
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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...

Bloodhound LSR saved by enterprising engineer

Brits are back in the bid for a land-speed record, and RICHARD THOMAS has a good sniff around. And despite the recent trend in...
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Tariff tussle resumes as US vows to impose new taxes on Chinese imports

THE TRADE war between the US and China is back, with fresh tariffs threatened by America and tit-for-tat retaliations likely to follow. The issue, which...
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Brazilian meeting shines light on potential of fintech future

JOSÉ Lino Sepulcri, president of the Espírito Santo Trade Federation, and Gutman Uchôa de Mendonça, the regional director of the association of Brazilian banks...
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Debts too heavy for airline to retain its international flights

INDIAN AIRLINE Jet Airways is reported to have suspended its international flights. Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in the article The...
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World Bank moves to ensure regulation and management of Guyana’s oil, gas reserves

THE WORLD Bank has approved a $20m credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for Guyana’s oil and gas sector. The bank says the money...