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Labour chides government over Brexit ferry contract

07 Jan 2019

LONDON The Labour Party criticised the government on Monday for awarding a 14 million pound contract to a ferry company with no ships to provide backup freight cover in case the country exits the European Union without a deal.

Dredging starts at UK port that may be used in no-deal Brexit

03 Jan 2019

LONDON Work began on Thursday to extend a small British port that could serve as a back-up if the UK leaves the European Union with no trade deal, providing the government some respite after days of criticism.

Grayling defends giving Brexit ferry contract to company with no ships

02 Jan 2019

LONDON The transport secretary has defended awarding a 14 million-pound contract for shipping goods after Brexit to a new ferry company that owns no ships.

Exclusive: Global traders halt new Iran food deals as U.S. sanctions bite - sources

21 Dec 2018

LONDON/DUBAI Cargill, Bunge and other global traders have halted food supply deals with Iran because new U.S. sanctions have paralysed banking systems required to secure payments, industry and Iranian government sources say.

A bank divided: Yemen's financial crisis hits food imports

20 Dec 2018

ADEN/LONDON The central bank of Yemen, split into two rival head offices reflecting a country divided by war, has been slow to finance imports of food needed to fend off widespread hunger, sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters. | Video

A bank divided: Yemen's financial crisis hits food imports

20 Dec 2018

ADEN/LONDON, Dec 20 The central bank of Yemen, split into two rival head offices reflecting a country divided by war, has been slow to finance imports of food needed to fend off widespread hunger, sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters.

RPT-Keeping trade flowing after Brexit won't be plain sailing

19 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 18 The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but it is unlikely to make progress as most ships are booked for other business, industry sources say.

Keeping trade flowing after Brexit won't be plain sailing

18 Dec 2018

LONDON The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but it is unlikely to make progress as most ships are booked for other business, industry sources say.

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