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U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal

8:20pm GMT

LONDON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain, soon to be out of the European Union, would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britain's finance minister on Saturday. | Video

'Denial of justice': Britain rebukes U.S. for not giving up diplomat's wife

24 Jan 2020

LONDON/WASHINGTON Britain criticised the United States on Friday for refusing to extradite a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash that killed a British teenager, saying it amounted to a "denial of justice". | Video

Police to roll out live facial recognition cameras in London

24 Jan 2020

LONDON British police are to start operational use of live facial recognition (LFR) cameras in London, despite warnings over privacy from rights groups and concerns expressed by the government's own surveillance watchdog.

United States cautions Britain over Huawei

23 Jan 2020

DAVOS/LONDON The United States cautioned Britain ahead of a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on what role Huawei will have in 5G telecommunications networks that Washington still had significant concerns about the Chinese telecoms behemoth.

Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year

21 Jan 2020

LONDON Facebook will hire 1,000 people in London this year in roles such as product development and safety as it continues to grow its biggest engineering center outside the United States after Britain leaves the European Union. | Video

UK confidence signs grow as Bank of England nears rate decision

20 Jan 2020

LONDON British households grew more confident about their finances and a measure of house prices rose by a record amount for January, according to surveys which added to other signs of a brightening mood in the economy since last month's election.

Electric bikes for climate-conscious Christmas boost Halfords

16 Jan 2020

LONDON Halfords is on track to meet profit forecasts after underlying cycling sales grew 5.9% in its third quarter, helped by strong Christmas demand for electric bikes as consumers become more climate-conscious, it said on Thursday.

QUIZ online sales tumble 15% over tough Christmas period

15 Jan 2020

LONDON Fast fashion retailer QUIZ Plc said its online sales fell almost 15% over Christmas, making it one of the worst performers in the British retail sector and sending its shares down as much as 10%.

Britain's Manchester Airport could face regulation after rapid growth

15 Jan 2020

LONDON Britain's Manchester Airport could be regulated to ensure it does not overcharge airlines on fees after its passenger numbers jumped by a third over a decade, giving it more market power.

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