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How the world stays open for business

For generations after the second world war, it was a safe assumption that globalisation would continue unabated. The opening of economies, technological advances, cultural exchange and political engagement ushered in one of the most expansive periods of global interconnectedness in history. Despite recent gloomy warnings, there is scant evidence that …

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Brussels urged to prepare contingency plan for UK trade war

Leading EU member states are pressing Brussels to draw up tough retaliatory measures should the UK carry out its threat to suspend trading arrangements for Northern Ireland enshrined in the Brexit deal. Representatives of five member states on Monday met European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic, the EU Brexit negotiator, to …

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