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US tariffs set bad precedent for global trade, says China

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:03:46 GMT

China asks US to pull back "from the brink" of a trade war as it announces possible tariffs on pork, wine and fruit.

Financial ombudsman to review complaints

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:03:15 GMT

Move follows concerns that banks may have been wrongly favoured by inexperienced staff.

Call for longer Heathrow night flight ban

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:02:34 GMT

Plans for a third runway should be improved, MPs say, but not before safeguarding issues are addressed.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:33:13 GMT

The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:46:31 GMT

The Wall Street bank joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US.

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:51 GMT

The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Bank vote hints at interest rate rise in May

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:58:23 GMT

UK rates remain unchanged at 0.5% but two Bank of England policymakers vote in favour of an increase.

Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:40 GMT

Trade body ISBA is meeting with the embattled social networking firm following a data breach.

UK firm to contest move to make new passports in France

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:22:46 GMT

The existing UK supplier plans to appeal against the decision to use a Franco-Dutch firm after Brexit.

Supermarkets drive retail sales higher in February

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:33:38 GMT

Retail trade have beaten expectations but the Beast from the East may stamp out growth.