The Brexiteers’ idea of how WTO rules would work is pure fantasy | Kojo Koram

Rooted in an imperial past, they can’t see the huge damage that trading on WTO terms would inflict on the UK economyA £2bn contingency fund, 3,500 troops on standby, and reserved space on ferries: these are some of the government’s plans for a no-deal …

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Trump has a point about interest rates, but his method is foolhardy | Nils Pratley

Sniping at his own choice for the Federal Reserve is bad for the president and the central bankAnother day, another tweet from Donald Trump telling the US Federal Reserve how to do its job. “I hope the people over at the Fed will read today’s Wall Stre…

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Carmakers criticise ‘unrealistic’ EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enoughAn EU agreement to cut emissions from cars by over a third by 2030 has faced opposition from Europe’s car industry for being “unrealistic”, as well as criticism fro…

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MEPs to scrutinise ExxonMobil’s alleged role in climate change misinformation

Campaigners welcome move over claims firm knew of global warming dangers for decadesExxonMobil’s alleged role in spreading misinformation about climate change will be scrutinised by the European Unionfor the first time, in a move welcomed by campaigner…

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France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have falteredFrance is to press ahead alone with a new tax on big technology companies after struggling to secure agreement for a EU-wide levy.The French finance minister, Bruno Le…

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