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RCEP: Asia-Pacific countries form world’s largest trading bloc

Fifteen countries have formed the world's largest trading bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering nearly a third of the global economy. The bloc...

US bars investments in ‘Chinese military companies’

US President Donald Trump has issued an order banning American investments in Chinese firms the government determines to have ties to the Chinese military. In the...

UK economy bounces back from recession

The UK's economy bounced back from recession with a record growth of 15.5% in July to September, figures indicate. The return to growth comes after...

UK unemployment rate continues to surge

The UK's unemployment rate rose to 4.8% in the three months to September, up from 4.5%, as coronavirus continued to hit the jobs market. Redundancies...

Apple puts iPhone supplier on probation for labour violations

Apple has put one of its key suppliers on probation for breaking its supply chain rules. Taiwanese firm Pegatron had asked students to work night...

UK: Sunak to extend furlough scheme to end of March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme across the UK until the end of March. Mr Sunak said the scheme...

#BuyAfricaBuildAfrica launched to promote African brands, goods

BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll Friday announced the launch of the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative.  This initiative encourages local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp...

Global foreign direct investment falls to 49pc

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have fell to 49% in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, due to the economic fallout...

Aston Martin: Mercedes to take 20pc stake in luxury brand

Germany's Mercedes-Benz is to raise its stake in Aston Martin Lagonda as part of the UK carmaker's recovery plan. Aston Martin, which has haemorrhaged cash...

Jack Ma’s Ant Group set for record $34bn market debut

Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group looks set to make the world's largest stock market debut. Ant, backed by Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of...
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