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Canada supports trilateral talks for renegotiating NAFTA

Canada supports keeping the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral accord, the trade minister has said, in a sign of support for Mexico.

Canada supports keeping the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral accord, the trade minister has said, in a sign of support for Mexico.

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Federal Reserve raises benchmark interest rate to 1.0 percent

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.

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UK jobless rate falls but wage growth weakens again

The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.

The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.

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China starts 2017 with robust growth but retail sales disappoint

China's latest official statistics show the economy got off to a robust start in 2017 but economists are not sure how long the pace can be sustained.

China's latest official statistics show the economy got off to a robust start in 2017 but economists are not sure how long the pace can be sustained.

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Oil price falls to new 2017 low

Oil prices have tumbled following an OPEC report that stocks are rising worldwide, despite an agreement to reduce output to try to push up prices.

Oil prices have tumbled following an OPEC report that stocks are rising worldwide, despite an agreement to reduce output to try to push up prices.

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Tourists returning to Europe

Improved hotel bookings and increased tax-free shopping and air traffic show that tourists are returning to Europe after recent security fears.

Improved hotel bookings and increased tax-free shopping and air traffic show that tourists are returning to Europe after recent security fears.

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UK exports and factory growth rise

UK exports rose quickly towards the end of 2016 and early in 2017 along with factory output growth which was at the strongest in seven years.

UK exports rose quickly towards the end of 2016 and early in 2017 along with factory output growth which was at the strongest in seven years.

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US job growth and wages strong in February

US employers added 235,000 workers in February and wages picked up, giving the Federal Reserve the rational to start raising interest rates again soon

US employers added 235,000 workers in February and wages picked up, giving the Federal Reserve the rational to start raising interest rates again soon

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Spanish retail sales slip as inflation rises

There's an indication that higher inflation is hitting retail sales in Spain. They were up by just 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier.

There's an indication that higher inflation is hitting retail sales in Spain. They were up by just 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier.