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Facebook to restore news pages after deal with Australian govt

Facebook to restore news pages after deal with Australian govt

(ATF) A compromise has been reached between Facebook and the Australian government, which will see the internet giant restore local news pages after the government agreed to amend its proposed law. The bill will force tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms.Australia and the social media …

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Huge repercussions loom over EU-UK trade talks

Huge repercussions loom over EU-UK trade talks

Britain and the European Union sought on Sunday to strike an elusive trade deal, with failure likely to end with trade in chaos, markets tumbling and a huge economic price to pay. Here are some of the potential pressure points of a no-trade deal after five years of Brexit crisis. …

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New energy vehicles driving demand for China's rare earths

New energy vehicles driving demand for China's rare earths

(ATF) New energy vehicles and military industries are seen as the areas of greatest demand for China's rare earths.This forecast was given by Ge Jun, director of the Minmetals Securities Research Institute, at a 2021 investment strategy meeting held by Minmetals Securities on December 3.Ge Jun said military industries and …

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Investors jittery amid 'pandemic put' doubts

Investors jittery amid pandemic put doubts

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets remained on edge despite the progress on the vaccine front amid uncertainty around the US economic stimulus and US President elect Joe Biden’s position that he won’t soon remove tariffs on Chinese goods. Markets were largely flat as investors grappled with these conflicting sentiment drivers. …

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China’s latest Hong Kong clampdown condemned in US

China’s Hong Kong clampdown condemned in US

(ATF) US officials and politicians were quick to condemn China when Hong Kong’s government disqualified four opposition legislators on Wednesday, minutes after the Chinese parliament passed a resolution allowing the city’s executive to expel legislators without having to go through the courts.US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the move …

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