Friday, July 30, 2021
Image copyright HoC The UK is "significantly closer" to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has told MPs.She told the Commons it would give the UK control of borders, laws and money - and also protect business and jobs. The PM is now in a crucial cabinet meeting where she is…
WANG JIANQIN, in a thick red jerkin worn over her working clothes, does not look like an agent of superpower reprisal. The 60-year-old farmer rears 4,000 pigs in a brick-walled compound in Shunyi district, some 45km from Beijing. About a fifth of the food that she uses to fatten them up is soyabean meal, something…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States snapped sanctions back in place on Monday to choke Iran’s oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic. FILE PHOTO: A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port…
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Trade frictions with the United States and accusations of industrial espionage are set to cast a cloud over China’s largest aerospace meeting this week, as suppliers consider what the country’s slowing economy could mean for booming jet demand. J-20 stealth fighters of Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) are seen during…
Research from UBS shows President Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are having a material effect on US-China trade. The analysts reviewed US import data for $34 billion of products that fell within the first tranche of US tariffs on July 6. And the decline has been "sharp and unambiguous": Census/UBS "The modest uptick in September…
President Donald Trump teased a prospective trade deal with China on Friday, but many analysts are skeptical the trade war is going to end anytime soon. Trump told reporters before leaving the White House that the US is "close to doing something" with China to ease the ongoing trade war between the two countries. "I…
The top cyber and communications spy in Australia has explained why Huawei and ZTE have been barred from the country's 5G network and China is unimpressed. Mike Burgess, the director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate, said in Canberra on Monday that the ban on Chinese telecom firms like Huawei Technologies and ZTE was in Australia's…
LONDON (Reuters) - A deal that would give London’s vast financial services hub basic access to European Union markets after Brexit is nearly done, a British official said. Canary Wharf skyline and the City of London can be seen from the Sea Containers building in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Such a deal…
AFTER WHAT had seemed an endless period of delay and crunches evaded, this week Theresa May at last presented a draft Brexit deal agreed by negotiators in Brussels. The prime minister steered it through a lengthy cabinet meeting on November 14th. Yet the following morning her own Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, quit in protest. Others…
THE OIL PRICE was supposed to be soaring around now. With American sanctions against Iran taking effect earlier this month, exports from Iran, the world’s fourth-largest producer of crude oil last year, were expected to shrink to close to zero. In anticipation the oil price went above $86 in early October, a four-year-high, and some…