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Philip Blenkinsop

EU agrees to extend steel import curbs until 2021

16 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will limit imports of steel into the bloc following U.S. President Donald Trump's imposition of metals tariffs after EU governments backed the plan in a vote on Wednesday.

EU open to closer ties with Britain but no renegotiation of withdrawal deal

16 Jan 2019

STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS The EU would consider a potential British request for closer post-Brexit ties than London has sought so far, but will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement rejected by parliament, its Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday.

EU ready to accept deal to exempt duties on Argentine biodiesel

14 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission is willing to accept a deal with producers of Argentine biodiesel to settle a long-running trade dispute over imports of the product into Europe.

AB InBev considers partial IPO of Asian business -bankers

12 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS/HONG KONG Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, is considering raising billions of dollars in a partial flotation of its Asian operations, two Asian banking sources said, in a deal that would help to ease its debt burden.

Nike's Dutch tax status investigated by EU regulators

10 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission has opened an investigation into the tax treatment of Nike Inc in the Netherlands, saying this may have given the U.S. sportswear maker an illegal advantage.

EU expected to clear steel import curb after Trump tariffs

09 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union countries are expected to next week approve a scheme to limit imports of steel into the bloc following U.S. President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum entering the United States.

EU hails U.S. soya bean imports on eve of renewed trade talks

07 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union hailed on Monday a sharp rise in imports of U.S. soya beans and said it could import more, comments likely aimed at winning concessions from President Donald Trump's administration in this week's trade talks.

Belgian PM to stay on heading caretaker government

21 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS Belgian King Philippe accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel on Friday and requested his government stay on in a caretaker capacity for the coming months after his coalition split following an argument over migration.

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