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Ukraine nationalises engine maker majority-owned by Chinese firm

Ukraine nationalises engine maker majority-owned by Chinese firm

(ATF) Ukraine said on March 11 that it would nationalise an aircraft engine manufacturer majority-owned by Chinese companies.The move to reclaim Motor Sich will raise tensions with Beijing as Kyiv has backed the US, which recently blacklisted the main Chinese investor, Skyrizon Aviation."The decision has been taken to return Motor …

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China grabs French and Canadian barley as pig herd grows again

China grabs French and Canadian barley as pig herd grows again

(ATF) China is scooping up millions of tonnes of barley from France and Canada that have yet to be harvested, as its appetite for animal feed grain spills over into orders for next year's crop.Chinese buying has contributed to higher prices for key crops and to food inflation worldwide as …

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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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