International trade

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Australian and Chinese trade ministers meet for first time in three years
Don Farrell will fly to Beijing in the ‘near future’ amid a thawing of diplomatic relations with Australia’s largest trading partner

Daniel Hurst

06, Feb, 2023 @5:18 AM

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4%
Hike of 0.5 percentage points lifts rates to 14-year high, but BoE says shorter and shallower recession now more likely

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Brexit is a ‘complete disaster’ and ‘total lies’, says former Tory donor
Private equity veteran Guy Hands says Boris Johnson ‘threw the country and the NHS under the bus’

Julia Kollewe

31, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Briton arrested in Spain for allegedly helping Russian oligarch evade sanctions
Richard Masters, wanted by US, is charged over scheme involving superyacht Tango owned by Viktor Vekselberg

Sam Jones in Madrid

25, Jan, 2023 @12:51 PM

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UK will be 15 years late in hitting £1tn annual export target, figures show
Exclusive: Forecasts predict exports will fall to £707bn next year and target will not be reached until 2035

Kiran Stacey

22, Jan, 2023 @8:13 PM

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What we learned at Davos: signs of hope emerge from the pessimism | Larry Elliott
Prospects for artificial intelligence and green transition fuel sense that the only way is up for the global economy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

22, Jan, 2023 @5:58 PM

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‘It’s a farce’: the giant Brexit border control site now used to inspect Ukrainian pets
The customs inspection site at Sevington in Kent has space for 1,700 lorries, but lies largely deserted

Toby Helm Political editor

21, Jan, 2023 @4:22 PM

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Martin Rowson on Sunak’s deal to set up two free ports in Scotland – cartoon
A free port means very different things to present and former Conservative PMs

Martin Rowson

13, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Global economic forecast for 2023? A stormy start followed by a ray of hope
Wall Street predicts turbulent first six months but growing optimism at ebbing inflation, slowing pace of rate hikes and China’s reopening

Graeme Wearden

02, Jan, 2023 @3:44 PM

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Indian leather companies accused of enabling Russia’s war effort
Soldiers’ boots are made from imported Indian leather as country’s trade with Russia soars by 400%

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

30, Dec, 2022 @8:57 AM

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China’s move to ease Covid travel restrictions lifts hopes for global economy
Analysts says lifting of many rules may soften impact of higher interest rates and unblock supply chains in 2023

Anna Isaac

27, Dec, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Charities and employers struggling due to post-Brexit funding delays
Some voluntary groups have closed and farmers report problems after slow disbursal of UK funds to replace EU money

Lisa O'Carroll and Heather Stewart

27, Dec, 2022 @3:13 PM

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