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French Connection in talks with several parties over sale of company

French Connection said on Friday it has begun discussions with four interested parties regarding a sale of the British clothing retailer.


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Posted 2018/10/19 16:33:59

EU signs Singapore trade deal, urges China to open up

The European Union signed a free-trade deal with Singapore at a summit with Asian leaders on Friday and pressed China to allow greater foreign investment in its economy, but ran into familiar resistance from Beijing over state subsidies.


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Posted 2018/10/19 16:27:44

Cambodia talks fail to end trade sanction threat, EU says

Cambodia failed on Friday to allay criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses that threaten the country's duty-free trading access to the European Union, the EU's top diplomat said after talks with its premier.


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Posted 2018/10/19 16:27:44

Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June

The global watchdog for money laundering will set up its first rules on oversight of cryptocurrencies by June, a major step towards creating international standards for an asset currently subject to patchy regulations.


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Posted 2018/10/19 16:02:58

Most cryptocurrency offerings trading below listing price - report

Almost a third of all cryptocurrencies that were financed through online fundraisers last year have lost "substantially all value," while the vast majority are trading below their listing price, according to an Ernst & Young report published on Friday.


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Posted 2018/10/19 16:02:58

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen.


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Posted 2018/10/19 15:59:01

Ryanair trumpets progress in relations with European pilots

Ryanair said on Friday it had reached an agreement with British, Portuguese and Italian pilots on contentious seniority and home base issues as the Irish budget airline seeks to end a damaging series of strikes that have hurt its business.


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Posted 2018/10/19 15:32:37

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Rapper Cardi B has handed out free winter coats to people at a public housing complex in New York.
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Posted 2018/10/19 14:53:00

At least 58 dead after being hit by train in India

At least 58 people are dead and dozens more are injured after being hit by a train in the city of Amritsar in northern India.
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Posted 2018/10/19 14:38:00

Briton repeatedly raped in the Australian Outback

An Australian man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and repeatedly raping a British backpacker.
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Posted 2018/10/19 10:58:00

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia rise by two thirds

UK military sales to Saudi Arabia increased by two thirds in 2017 from 2016 - an increase of more than £450m, Sky News can reveal.
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Posted 2018/10/18 10:25:00

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:07:51

French finance minister to shun Saudi conference over missing journalist

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire added his name to a growing list of government ministers and prominent business executives cancelling their attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference over the fate of a Saudi journalist.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:07:51

Unilever third-quarter sales growth picks up with prices

Unilever, which dropped plans to move to the Netherlands this month after British investors rebelled, reported a pick-up in third-quarter sales on Thursday, as it was able to pass on higher commodity costs to consumers.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:07:26

To overcome Brexit impasse, May open to extending transition

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period "for a matter of months" after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:02:20

Brexit transition extension would have conditions - French presidency source

France does not rule out a possible lengthening of Britain's post-Brexit transition period if it helps advance negotiations with London, but any extension would come with conditions, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:01:37

Germany is prepared for Brexit - deputy finance minister

German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies said on Thursday that Germany was prepared for Britain's departure from the European Union and would tackle the rules for insurers and the financial sector if necessary.


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Posted 2018/10/18 09:01:33

UK retail sales fall in September as shoppers buy less food

British retail sales fell by the most in six months in September after a large drop in food purchases, which followed an unusually warm summer that had encouraged Britons to splash out on barbecues.


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Posted 2018/10/18 08:56:49

Takeda gets Japanese approval for $62 billion Shire purchase

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Thursday Japan's Fair Trade Commission had approved its $62 billion (£47.3 billion) acquisition of Shire Plc , bringing the Japanese firm closer to sealing a deal that will make it a global top 10 drugmaker.


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Posted 2018/10/18 08:33:27

Fashion retailer New Look to exit China, close 120 stores

British fashion group New Look is to exit China and will close its remaining 120 stores there by the end of the year, it said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/10/18 08:29:45