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EU states unanimously back Brexit trade and security deal

The post-Brexit trade and security deal has been unanimously backed by EU member states, paving the way for the new arrangements to come into force on 1 January. At a

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UK chipmaker Graphcore valued at $2.8bn after it raises $222m

British firm challenges rivals including Nvidia with chips used in artificial intelligence Graphcore, the UK maker of chips designed for use in artificial intelligence, has raised $222m (£164m) from investors,

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Brexit deal threatens UK labour and climate standards, thinktank warns

IPPR says commitments on workers’ rights are weak, but agreement is better than a no-deal outcome UK workers’ rights and climate and other environmental protections are at serious risk of

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China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to break up fintech empire

China has escalated its campaign to rein in the vast tech empire controlled by Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba and one of the country’s richest people. Authorities in Beijing,

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UK performers raise alarm as Brexit deal threatens EU touring

Actors, musicians and comedians have reacted with alarm to provisions in the Brexit trade deal that will prevent British performers moving around many European countries without a work permit. Leaders

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Scotland faces cuts to cod and haddock fisheries under Brexit deal

Scotland’s fishing fleets face cuts to valuable fisheries such as cod and haddock under the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK, the Scottish government believes. It said its analysis showed

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The Hut Group spends more than £300m on acquisitions

Online retailer buys US site Dermstore.com and two UK-based nutrition suppliers The Hut Group, the online retail company run by the billionaire Matthew Moulding, has spent more than £300m on

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