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China's exports and imports surge

China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January even as Asia braces for a rise in US protectionism under President Donald Trump.

China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January even as Asia braces for a rise in US protectionism under President Donald Trump.

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EU portability means Netflix and travel

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

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Germany goes for gold

Germany's central bank is moving faster than planned to bring much of its gold reserves to Frankfurt from storage in places like New York and Paris.

Germany's central bank is moving faster than planned to bring much of its gold reserves to Frankfurt from storage in places like New York and Paris.

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Trump ban hits travel to the United States

Travel analysis company ForwardKeys concludes President Donald Trump's travel ban immediately caused a significant drop in bookings to the USA.

Travel analysis company ForwardKeys concludes President Donald Trump's travel ban immediately caused a significant drop in bookings to the USA.

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French economic growth to slow says Bank of France

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

The French economy is set to expand by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter according to an initial forecast from the Bank of France.

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IMF-EU stalemate over Greek debt

Greece is getting impatient at the stand-off between the International Monetary Fund and the European Union over Athens' latest bailout.

Greece is getting impatient at the stand-off between the International Monetary Fund and the European Union over Athens' latest bailout.

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ECB's Draghi warns against US relaxing bank rules

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has called the US administration's idea of relaxing bank rules "very worrisome".

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has called the US administration's idea of relaxing bank rules "very worrisome".

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Trump to weaken banking rules

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

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UK central bank raises growth outlook

Bank of England raises forecast for UK economic growth this year, in no hurry to put up interest rates, sees inflation at 2.8 percent in early 2018.

Bank of England raises forecast for UK economic growth this year, in no hurry to put up interest rates, sees inflation at 2.8 percent in early 2018.

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Eurozone factory activity ramps up

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.