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Business voice has been heard – reaction to PM speech in Florence

The CBI has responded to the Prime Minister’s speech in Florence ahead of the next round of EU negotiations. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “The Prime...
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To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...
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New export strategy to bring ‘superpower’ status to Britain

BRITAIN’S International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has announced an export strategy that “will make Britain a 21st Century exporting superpower”. “As we leave the EU,...
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Glue-shoe syndrome for Brexit: a step forward… or sideways?

An analysis of the latest Brexit developments shows that just beneath the surface of the mud… is more mud. BV’s Jason Agnew reports. THE Eagles’...
Liliane Bettencourt

World’s richest woman dies

Obituary: Liliane Bettencourt: 1922 - 2017 Controversy and questionable politics were never far away to divert attention from some remarkable skill at leading an industry...
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The fail of Berlin?

After months of quiet anxiety about trade conditions for the country, the voices of Germany’s business leaders are becoming louder as they believe they...
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The Big Fail: South Sudan

Where did it all go wrong? Designed as place where new business could survive and prosper, South Sudan’s devastating collapse into corruption has driven away...
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Yuan tumbles to lowest level in a decade as US tariffs imposed

THE US has accused Beijing of currency manipulation after the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level in more than 10 years. The rate now...
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Let’s talk about Gibraltar: tobacco, land-reclamation and environment are in focus for Spain...

BREXIT has induced the UK and Spain to talk, once again, about Gibraltar. The two nations will negotiate the largest bilateral agreement on the Rock...
EU budget, tightening the belt

EU looks to balance post-Brexit books, but it isn’t plain sailing

By Jason Agnew AS BREXIT flounders to its uncertain conclusion, the 27 remaining EU countries are contemplating life after the departure of the most contentious...