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Trump threatens to hit all $505bn of Chinese imports with tariffs 20 Jul 1:28pm Trump threatens to hit all $505bn of Chinese imports with tariffs
President indicates readiness to slap tariffs on the entirety of Chinese goods, saying it is ‘the right thing to do for our country’ Donald Trump escalated economic global tensions on Friday, lashing out a range of targets that included the European Union, the Federal Reserve and China, indicating that he is prepared to raise tariffs on Chinese imports from $34bn to cover the entire $505bn of Chinese imports. “I’m willing to go to 500,” he said during a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, an escalation he was prepared to make
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Succes in Ashford stands as a model for attracting shoppers 20 Jul 1:06pm Succes in Ashford stands as a model for attracting shoppers
A third of shops at Park Mall were empty, but council investment has seen a marked turnaround “We were a town that, like others, was dying with empty shops,” says Gerry Clarkson, the no-nonsense leader of Ashford borough council, of why it bought a run down shopping centre. A third of the stores in the Kent town’s 1980s-built Park Mall lay empty and even the charity shops that had moved in were struggling to scratch a living. Things were so grim the town received a handout in 2012 after being picked as a
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Trump threatens to put tariffs on all $500bn Chinese imports – as it happened 20 Jul 12:50pm Trump threatens to put tariffs on all $500bn Chinese imports – as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as the US president gives markets something new to worry about
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House of Fraser landlords take action over store closures 20 Jul 12:26pm House of Fraser landlords take action over store closures
Property owners file legal complaint, claiming insolvency process treats them unfairly House of Fraser is facing a legal challenge from a group of landlords over a plan to close more than half its stores by next spring. The landlords, who filed a complaint via the court of session in Edinburgh on Friday, say that they were “unfairly prejudiced” during an insolvency process known as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that was approved by a majority of creditors, including landlords, last month.
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No such thing as a free Friday lunch | Brief letters 20 Jul 12:26pm No such thing as a free Friday lunch | Brief letters
Work down Fridays | Welsh sporting wonders | General election call | Buses and taxis | Birkenhead | Morris minor letter writersThe suggestion that we scrap working on Fridays (
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Let’s move to Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester: the town is a delight 20 Jul 11:29am Let’s move to Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester: the town is a delight
For a place with only 18,000 residents, it has a thriving music scene and a remarkable selection of pubs, bars and restaurants
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Trump threatens to put tariffs on all $500bn Chinese imports – business live 20 Jul 11:28am Updated Trump threatens to put tariffs on all $500bn Chinese imports – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as the US president gives markets something new to worry about
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Toblerone to revert to original shape but with bigger size and price 20 Jul 11:05am Toblerone to revert to original shape but with bigger size and price
Poundland will be forced to drop the chocolate bar as it will weigh 200g and cost £3 Toblerone is reverting to its traditional shape after an outcry over a move to widen the gaps between the triangles - and push though a huge price rise at the same time. The 150g bar was
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Weak pound helps lure record number of overseas visitors to UK 20 Jul 8:34am Weak pound helps lure record number of overseas visitors to UK
Fall in sterling since the Brexit vote seen as a factor in rise to nearly 40m visits last year Sterling’s plunge after the
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Weak UK growth and tax revenues put the squeeze on Hammond 20 Jul 7:19am Weak UK growth and tax revenues put the squeeze on Hammond
Smaller reduction in June spending deficit will restrict chancellor’s budget plans Weak economic growth and sluggish tax revenues prevented the government from
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Trump threatens to put tariffs on all Chinese imports – business live 20 Jul 6:38am Updated Trump threatens to put tariffs on all Chinese imports – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as the US president gives markets something new to worry about
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Trump fuels currency war fears with Federal Reserve criticism – business live 20 Jul 5:48am Updated Trump fuels currency war fears with Federal Reserve criticism – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as the US president gives markets something new to worry about
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Homes by the water for sale – in pictures 20 Jul 2:00am Homes by the water for sale – in pictures
Dive in to the property market with these waterside houses, from Kent to Cornwall
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Why did BT keep sending bills after father had died? 20 Jul 2:00am Why did BT keep sending bills after father had died?
They charged him £70-£80 a month and my mother is £1,600 out of pocket
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