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Border official admits 'incomplete' testimony in Huawei CFO case

Border official admits 'incomplete' testimony in Huawei CFO case

A Canadian border official has admitted to giving "incomplete" testimony in court and having breached a judge's instruction not to discuss the case, as witness cross-examination in Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's US extradition hearing resumed.Testimony was delayed for more than an hour on Thursday morning after prosecutors representing …

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US said to hold talks aimed at freeing Huawei executive Meng

US said to hold talks aimed at freeing Huawei executive Meng

(ATF) The United States is prepared to settle charges against Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who has spent nearly two years fighting extradition from Canada to the US, multiple reports indicated on Friday.Meng’s lawyers and the US Justice Department have been negotiating, especially since the US presidential election last …

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Australia and South Korea team up on rare earth production

Australia, Korea team up on rare earth project down under

(ATF) While big changes are happening with China's rare earth exports and prices, groups from Australia and South Korea are making moves on cooperation and production.According to news from Shanghai Nonferrous Metals Network (SMM) on November 17, China’s rare earth production giant, Southern Rare Earth, announced the latest listing price …

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Many central banks looking at digital currencies

Central banks develop digital currencies 

(ATF) The coronavirus has accelerated the world’s move away from cash. Now central banks are considering developing digital versions of the notes and coins in our wallets. Sweden and mainland China could well launch CBDCs – central bank digital currencies – during 2021.These are not cryptocurrencies or units used in …

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