International trade

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Apple removes Russian Facebook competitor VK from App Store
Company says British sanctions compel it to remove the social media app from its store globally

Alex Hern UK technology editor

28, Sep, 2022 @10:13 AM

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What does the pound’s slump mean for the UK and its consumers?
How the currency crisis affects imports, prices, investors and the Bank of England

Phillip Inman

26, Sep, 2022 @7:38 AM

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Swiss to vote in national poll on banning factory farming
This weekend’s ballot could see Switzerland also giving farm animals the constitutional right ‘not to be intensively farmed’

Sophie Kevany

23, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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NGO retracts ‘waste colonialism’ report blaming Asian countries for plastic pollution
Ocean Conservancy apologises for ‘false narrative’ of 2015 study that put blame for bulk of world’s plastic waste on five Asian states

Karen McVeigh

15, Sep, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Britain imports no energy from Russia for first time on record
UK aimed to phase oil Russian oil imports by end of 2022; in June it achieved that target, ONS data shows

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Aug, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Growing pains: China’s faltering economy tests leadership’s nerve
Beijing is in a bind over harsh Covid lockdowns, a property crisis and tensions with western trading partners

Vincent Ni

20, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Liz Truss has refused to enshrine animal welfare in trade deals, says minister
George Eustice says rival Rishi Sunak has made clear there will be no compromise on welfare standards

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Aug, 2022 @10:31 AM

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The grey Zara market: how ‘parallel imports’ give comfort to Russian consumers
Western brands that pulled out are still on sale, due to legal changes that have fuelled entrepreneurship

Pjotr Sauer, and Andrew Roth in Moscow

12, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Fading global cooperation will make this crisis worse than the recession of 2008 | Larry Elliott
The global financial crisis brought large economies together but the current crisis comes at a time of deep division

Larry Elliott

07, Aug, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Friendshoring: what is it and can it solve our supply problems?
With offshoring now faltering, a US-led trend sees firms shifting manufacturing and more to countries with shared values. But this won’t be cost-free

Julia Kollewe

06, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Scottish salmon industry urges ministers to act over Dover delays
Action urged over Brexit-related delays of up to 48 hours caused by queues on the UK side of Channel

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Ukraine waiting for UN go-ahead to get grain ships away
Kyiv waiting for UN as news about insurance cover adds to hopes of shipments leaving soon

Isobel Koshiw in Odesa

29, Jul, 2022 @5:11 PM

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