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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has said it is independent and gives nothing to Beijing, aside from taxes Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have reportedly said.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to…
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Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Image copyright Getty Images Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy. It comes as part of a high-profile Asian tour by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pakistan urgently needs to address a balance of payments crisis and is looking to international…
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Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bottle deposit schemes were launched in some countries decades ago Large retailers have been accused of trying to water down a proposed scheme to improve rates of bottle recycling.Environmentalists say large and small drinks containers alike should carry a catch-all deposit of more than 15p.But retailers say small "on-the-go"…
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Millennium & Copthorne struggles to recruit EU staff

Image copyright Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Hotel group Millennium & Copthorne has said Brexit uncertainty is making it difficult for its London hotels to recruit EU workers.The luxury hotel chain said more than half of its workforce in London currently came from the EU.Its comments came as it said profits fell to £106m last year,…
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UK retail sales bounce back in January

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales bounced back sharply in January, rising by 1% on the previous month, official figures showed.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods sold rose by 1%, after falling by 0.7% in December, with discounts in clothing helping to boost sales. Compared with a year ago, retail…
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Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK-Swiss agreement signed in Bern on 11 February also applies to neighbouring Liechtenstein As a European Union member, the UK is automatically part of about 40 trade agreements which the EU has with more than 70 countries. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29…