Stock markets rise as traders wait for progress on US-China trade deal – business live

Pound inches higher towards $1.30 on hopes of smoother Brexit process 8.38am GMT There is news on the planned £4bn takeover of the UK defence firm Cobham by the US private equity group Advent. The UK government now suggests that it is minded to allow t…

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Stock markets rise as traders wait for progress on US-China trade deal – business live

Pound inches higher towards $1.30 on hopes of smoother Brexit process 8.38am GMT There is news on the planned £4bn takeover of the UK defence firm Cobham by the US private equity group Advent. The UK government now suggests that it is minded to allow t…

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Global shares push higher on hopes of trade deal and China stimulus – business live

US housebuilding rebounds, with building permits at a 12-year highGoldman Sachs: Trade war drag on global economy to fade in 2020Pan-European share index hits four-year highLloyd’s of London launches #SpeakUp campaign 1.45pm GMT The figures will help d…

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Pound rises on Brexit deal optimism – business live

Boris Johnson: Corporation tax cut shelvedCBI sees danger from left and rightStock markets mixed as investors await further news on trade 1.36pm GMT Ben Chu, economics editor at Newsnight, has tweeted a chart showing estimates by the Institute for Fisc…

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US-China soy trade war could destroy 13 million hectares of rainforest

Study suggests Brazil likely to rush to fill China’s sudden soy shortfall by boosting farmingThe Amazon rainforest could be the greatest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China, warns a new study showing how deforestation pressure…

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