International trade

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US accuses Russia of weaponising food in Ukraine crisis and holding global supplies ‘hostage’
Blinken calls on Moscow to end blockade of Ukraine ports as Medvedev says Russia is ready to allow the flow of food when sanctions lift

Martin Farrer and agencies

20, May, 2022 @4:32 AM

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M&S chair attacks ‘pointless’ post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland
Archie Norman backs UK plans to scrap parts of protocol, saying lorries require ‘700 pages of documents’

Sarah Butler

17, May, 2022 @12:44 PM

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Millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, says German UN official
World Food Programme director says blocking of ports due to invasion means grain is ‘just sitting there’

Kate Connolly in Berlin

02, May, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Rees-Mogg set to delay post-Brexit fresh food checks for fourth time
Minister expected to frame move as a use of UK’s independent powers despite industry reports of unreadiness

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Ukraine war ‘will mean high food and energy prices for three years’
World Bank says biggest commodity shock since 1970s raises spectre of stagflation

Larry Elliott Economics editor

26, Apr, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Britain’s hopes of post-Brexit US trade deal ‘depend on workers’ rights’
Unions from both sides of the Atlantic accuse Boris Johnson’s government of failing to grasp importance of labour rights

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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India and UK to press ahead with talks on free trade deal
Narendra Modi hails ‘good progress’ as Boris Johnson signals he is willing to make concessions on immigration

Heather Stewart in Delhi

22, Apr, 2022 @9:45 AM

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India is a huge – but elusive – trade prize for Boris Johnson
Analysis: Deal is seen by some as single most important UK negotiation, but agreement will take time

Phillip Inman

21, Apr, 2022 @12:09 PM

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Russia ‘preparing legal action’ to unfreeze $600bn foreign currency reserves
Elvira Nabiullina lawsuits aim to release gold and foreign currency frozen amid sanctions over Ukraine invasion

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, Apr, 2022 @6:05 PM

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China’s trade with Russia up by 12% in March from a year earlier
Increase outstrips 7.75% growth in China’s global trade, suggesting Beijing is maintaining strong links with Moscow

Phillip Inman

13, Apr, 2022 @4:59 PM

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‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating
As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems

Karen McVeigh

10, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Doug Bannister, head of the Port of Dover: ‘We’re at the centre of Brexit. I signed up for that’
The US executive took over the port in 2019, in the heat of the debate about the EU. He’s not surprised it’s been a challenge

Joanna Partridge

02, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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