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EU's Tusk 'cautiously optimistic' over top jobs deal on Thursday

2:09pm BST

BRUSSELS/MADRID European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that he was "cautiously optimistic" that EU leaders would agree names to hold the bloc's top jobs when they meet in Brussels on Thursday.

Brussels set to end Swiss bourses' access to EU market - EU diplomat

17 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switzerland have so far failed to reach a compromise over their future partnership.

Overwhelmed Belgian monks enter internet age to sell prized beer

14 Jun 2019

WESTVLETEREN, Belgium Belgian Trappist monks who brew one of the world's most coveted beers are turning to online sales to ensure their limited supply goes directly to beer lovers rather than to profiteers.

EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe's beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions.

Trade deal with Mercosur is No. 1 priority: EU trade chief

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Sealing a free trade agreement with South American bloc Mercosur after 20 years of talks is the European Union's top priority, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday.

Adidas shares slide as traders say top investor GBL to cut stake

12 Jun 2019

By Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Emma Thomasson and Philip Blenkinsop

RPT-In Vietnam beer war, Heineken and Sabeco seek to take each other's turf

05 Jun 2019

* Heineken pushes outside cities, launches new namesake lager

In Vietnam beer war, Heineken and Sabeco seek to take each other's turf

05 Jun 2019

HANOI/BRUSSELS In Vietnam, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing beer markets, new battle lines are being drawn as Heineken NV and local industry leader Sabeco hone their product offerings and build up marketing muscle.

Green demands force European brewers to raise their drinks game

03 Jun 2019

ANTWERP, Belgium European brewers expect they will need to tell more demanding drinkers as much about the environmental impact of a beer as its taste in the next decade as Europe enforces pollution laws.

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