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Britain hopes for trade deal with Australia within months of Brexit 5:21am BST

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SYDNEY Britain's Trade Minister Liz Truss said on Wednesday she expects to complete a wide-ranging trade deal with Australia within months of exiting the European Union.

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UK companies would incur tariff costs after no-deal Brexit - survey 12:10am BST

LONDON Almost 40% of British businesses with suppliers in the European Union have signed "Brexit clauses" to allow prices or other terms to be renegotiated if trade tariffs return after a no-deal departure from the bloc, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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EU's Tusk urges bloc to back talks with Balkan neighbours 17 Sep 2019

TIRANA The European Union's outgoing president, Donald Tusk, on Tuesday urged the bloc's members to back entry talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying they had lived up to their tasks and Europe would not be stable without the Balkans in the European Union.

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Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECB 17 Sep 2019

STRASBOURG The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post. | Video

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France's Macron embraces high-risk diplomacy at EU's expense 17 Sep 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS Just as the United States is seeking less frosty ties with the new leaders of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron has seized the helm of European diplomacy, filling a vacuum left by a distracted Britain and a weakened Germany.

Aquis poised for Brexit-led share trading move from London 17 Sep 2019

LONDON London-based exchange Aquis said its new share trading platform in Paris will operate from Nov. 1 if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, to accelerate a shift in markets from London to the bloc.

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Explainer: Brexit deal emerging or not? Latest in Britain-EU talks 17 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making.

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Apple says £11.3 billion EU tax order 'defies reality and common sense' 17 Sep 2019

LUXEMBOURG The European Union's order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros (£11.3 billion) in back taxes "defies reality and common sense", the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EU's crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals.

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Britons not stockpiling ahead of Brexit - Kantar 17 Sep 2019

LONDON There is no evidence that Britons worried about the possibility of a disorderly departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 are stockpiling essential products, market researcher Kantar said on Tuesday.

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Hungary sees no solitary veto of new Brexit delay - PM aide 17 Sep 2019

BUDAPEST Hungary on its own will not veto a new delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, a top minister said on Monday, adding that a disorderly Brexit would dent Hungary's strong economic growth.

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