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Trump raises hopes of China trade deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump spoke about trade at the White House US President Donald Trump has said he thinks the US could strike a trade deal with China, raising hopes that tensions…


UK shares remain fragile amid Brexit turmoil

Image copyright Getty Images The UK stock market has slipped lower amid the political fall-out from Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The FTSE 100 share index ended 0.3% lower at 7,013.88, with shares in UK-focused stocks…


Properties ‘taking longer to sell’

Image copyright Getty Images Properties are taking longer to sell than a year ago, analysis suggests, at an average of more than three months in urban areas of the UK. Homes in cities and major…



Pound dives after Brexit resignations

Sterling has fallen sharply after Cabinet ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit over Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal. The pound fell more than 1% against the dollar to $1.2798 and dropped more…


UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales fell by a worse-than-expected 0.5% in October, after a mild autumn hit sales of winter clothes. Sales at household goods stores also fell 3% following a particularly strong August…




The wedding brides without a dress

Image copyright Vicky Morgan Image caption Vicky Morgan had paid £1,400 of the £2,000 price tag “Disgusted and desperately disappointed,” is how Vicky Morgan sums up her feelings about bridal chain Berketex Bride’s collapse. Its…