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FT subscribers can click here to receive FirstFT every day by email. Huawei has said it will be “months” before it can provide customers such as BT and Vodafone with full reassurance over the impact of the US sanctions at the heart of an imminent UK government decision that is …

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Kenyan and Nigerian candidates lead field for WTO chief

Kenya’s Amina Mohamed has emerged as a last-minute candidate to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as nominations closed on Wednesday with two African women among the leading contenders. Britain’s Liam Fox and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri were also late entrants into the contest, which …

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UK unveils £30bn recovery package

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Boohoo launches independent investigation into supply chain

Boohoo commissioned an independent review of its UK supply chain as it takes action to stem growing concerns from investors and customers about the treatment of workers who make its clothes. The investigation will examine Boohoo suppliers’ compliance with regulations on wages and working practices during the pandemic and will …

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Trade deal between US and Kenya won’t be straightforward

FT premium subscribers can click here to receive Trade Secrets by email. Hello from Washington, where Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is visiting to celebrate the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or as the Canadian government likes to call it, “the new Nafta” — coming into force. Canadian prime minister Justin …

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China scales back meat imports over virus concerns

Chinese consumers face a fresh increase in meat prices and an uptick in food price inflation after Beijing suspended imports from a swath of overseas processing plants because of concerns that Covid-19 outbreaks in the plants risked importing the virus back into the country. The country’s customs officials have also …

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