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Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

Trump and Johnson discuss #Brexit and economic issues in call

| August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump (pictured) discussed Brexit and a US-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday (19 August) ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, write Kylie MacLellan and David Alexander. “Great discussion with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson today. We talked about Brexit and […]

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Johnson puts #NHS off limits in potential US trade deal: Report

Johnson puts #NHS off limits in potential US trade deal: Report

| August 21, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is putting the National Health Service (NHS) off limits in any trade deal with the United States, The Sun newspaper reported, writes Sabahatjahan Contractor. “The Prime Minister has asked me to underline that measures affecting the NHS, including service provision and drug pricing, cannot under any circumstances form part of […]

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#Huawei confident UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure

#Huawei confident UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure

| August 16, 2019

Tech titan Huawei is “confident” the UK government will resist “politically motivated” pressure to drop the Chinese company from its 5G plans. America has been pressing for Britain to stop Huawei supplying infrastructure for the future mobile network. Washington has warned signing a post Brexit trade deal could hinge on the UK’s decision to work […]

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#Huawei boss: ‘UK won’t say no to us’ in the roll-out of #5G

#Huawei boss: ‘UK won’t say no to us’ in the roll-out of #5G

| August 16, 2019

Huawei founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei said the UK’s decision on whether to incorporate equipment from Huawei in the rollout of 5G is “very important”. Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondent @chesh The founder and chief executive of Huawei has said “the UK won’t say no to us” when it comes to including Huawei in its critical […]

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US trade policies and #Brexit slow down Dutch economy – government adviser

US trade policies and #Brexit slow down Dutch economy – government adviser

| August 16, 2019

Economic growth in the Netherlands will slow down more than anticipated next year, as exports are hit by the fallout of US trade policies and Brexit, national forecasting agency CPB said on Thursday (15 August), writes Bart Meijer. The Dutch economy will grow by 1.4% in 2020, the government’s main economic adviser said, down from […]

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#EuropeanBankingShock may well be next source of global economic crisis

#EuropeanBankingShock may well be next source of global economic crisis

| August 16, 2019

11 years after the global financial crisis, the European banking industry is once again preparing for tough days ahead. After Deutsche Bank’s announcement of a large-scale layoff plan recently, another large European bank may go down the same path. Similarly, UniCredit is considering cutting 10,000 jobs and this made up the 10% of the bank’s […]

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In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

| August 14, 2019

This month marks the anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Shield, in which US President George H.W. Bush brought together a coalition of 35 countries to liberate my country, Kuwait, from the clutches of Saddam Hussein. At the end of that struggle, the late President Bush declared from the Oval Office that “Kuwait is […]

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