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Why Canada is a guinea pig for global markets

Image copyright Toronto Star via Getty Images Image caption Toronto is one of North America's largest cities Social media platform Instagram has unveiled a potential new change to its software - but perhaps unsurprisingly - it has chosen Canada as the proving grounds for this experiment.The social media company said it plans to hide the…
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'Delegate everything to your team'

Oscar Pierre set a small shopping service in Barcelona in 2015. Now his company, Glovo operates in a hundred European cities, employs over a thousand staff and 1.5 million shoppers use it a week. Initially Oscar says he was doing everything, but says he has had to learn to delegate tasks to his fellow managers…
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Thyssenkrupp expects EU to block Tata steel merger

Image copyright EPA Thyssenkrupp has said it expects its proposed steel merger with Tata Steel to be blocked by the European Commission over competition concerns. The deal was expected to create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker, after ArcelorMittal.However, the tie-up has been subject to an in-depth European Commission (EC) competition investigation.An EC spokesman said the Commission had…
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Potato farmers want payout from PepsiCo

The US food and drinks giant PepsiCo has withdrawn its lawsuits against Indian farmers that the company claimed were growing a type of potato it owned the rights to. Pepsi, which owns the potato chips brand Lays, had wanted the farmers to pay it compensation.The farmers who were taken to court now want compensation from…
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Trade war: US-China trade battle in charts

Image copyright Getty Images The trade war between the US and China - which seemed to be nearing an end - has suddenly escalated with the threat of new tariffs. US President Donald Trump vowed to more than double tariffs on $200bn (£153bn) of Chinese goods on Friday and to introduce fresh ones "shortly".Despite this,…
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US states file lawsuit accusing drugs firms of inflating costs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A lawsuit alleges that more than 100 generic drugs were included in a price-fixing scheme More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of common medicinal drugs.The lawsuit alleges that as many as 20 companies have been involved…