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EU and UK working out final terms of trade deal

EU and UK working out final terms of trade deal

(ATF) Britain and the European Union were on the verge of striking a trade deal on Thursday in a bid to avoid a bitter split that could cause chaos for traders on each side.The United Kingdom faces a cooler relationship with its biggest trade partner, which was not foreseen at …

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Beijing out to kill abuses by its tech giants

Beijing out to kill abuses by its tech giants

(ATF) This week "Big data killing" has been a popular topic trending on China’s version of Twitter, and one of the latest targets was Meituan, a taxi-hailing software service that was accused of setting different prices for the same customers.Recently, "big data killing" has been a subject of frequent internet …

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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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G20 leaders vow to help poor nations get Covid vaccines

G20 leaders vow to help poor nations get Covid vaccines

(ATF) Leaders of the world's biggest economies have vowed to help poor countries get fair access to Covid-19 vaccines."We will spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members’ commitments to incentivise innovation," the leaders said in a joint statement. "We recognise the …

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Tech giants could face bans if they break new rules, EU says

Tech giants could face bans if they break rules, EU says

Technology companies' services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation, Europe's industry chief Thierry Breton told German weekly Welt am Sonntag, as the European Commission finalises rules on internet companies.Breton will announce new draft rules known as the Digital Services Act and the …

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