Javid seeks to calm business over EU rulebook after Brexit

Chancellor tells CBI in Davos there will be no unnecessary regulatory divergenceSajid Javid has sought to reassure business that there will be no wholesale dumping of EU regulations as he pledged there would be no divergence after Brexit for the sake o…

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UK could tap into Africa’s $24bn market for off-grid solar power

Rapidly growing sector could prove lucrative as Britain seeks post-Brexit trade opportunitiesUK investors could seize a $24bn investment opportunity by helping to connect millions of people without access to electricity to off-grid home solar power sys…

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UK officials frustrated at US for not coming up with Huawei ‘plan B’

Whitehall sources complain that despite lobbying, US has not proposed viable alternativeThe UK is frustrated that the US has not been able to come up with a “plan B” alternative solution that would allow Britain not to use Huawei technology in future 5…

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EU will protect fishing communities in post-Brexit talks

UK also must maintain higher labour and environmental standards, EU tells diplomatsThe EU will tell the UK that it must maintain higher labour and environmental standards than some of its own member states and that it will put the socioeconomic interes…

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Johnson: Huawei critics ‘must tell us what’s the alternative’

PM stresses he will not put UK security at risk in upgrading UK’s 5G networkLive blog – today’s political events as they happenBoris Johnson has insisted that he would not risk Britain’s security when upgrading the nation’s 5G communications network – …

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EU trade chief foresees ‘financial services for fishing’ Brexit bargain

Commissioner says Europe will seek fishery access and UK will want concessions for CityThe EU’s trade commissioner has suggested there could be a last-minute trade-off with Brussels offering the City of London access to European markets in return for E…

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Johnson can now deliver a ‘Brexit in name only’. Will he?

If the PM were the one nation Tory he claims to be, he would – and should – choose to keep Britain aligned with the EUI have occasionally referred over the years to a parody of an editorial which a group of us at the Financial Times once concocted on a…

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