African swine fever impact on pork prices, inflation in emerging markets

African swine fever impact on pork prices, inflation in emerging markets

A hired hand feeds a sow which recently gave birth to a new litter at the Grand Canal Pig Farm in Jiaxing, in China’s Zhejiang province. STR | AFP | Getty Images African swine fever, which has already ravaged pig herds in China and pushed up food prices there, could also drive up inflation in […]

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Vladimir Putin muscles into Africa, which is bad news for US interests

Vladimir Putin muscles into Africa, which is bad news for US interests

Russian leader Vladimir Putin recently bought himself into an African country for a relative pittance, working through Yevgeny Prigozhin, his favorite contractor for such special projects, which have ranged from attempting to tip U.S. elections to saving Syria’s dictator. With that partner, Putin won an insider’s influence over the strategically placed Central African Republic, or […]

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PwC fined £4.5m for 'serious lack of competence' in botched audit of IT firm

PwC fined £4.5m for ‘serious lack of competence’ in botched audit of IT firm

Britain’s accounting watchdog has slapped PwC with a £4.5m fine for failing to challenge management at IT firm Redcentric, where a £15m black hole was later uncovered in its books. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) handed the Big Four auditing firm the fine after it showed a “serious lack of competence” in its work. It said that […]

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Amazon and Morrisons roll out same-day grocery delivery to more UK cities

Amazon and Morrisons roll out same-day grocery delivery to more UK cities

Supermarket Morrisons is rolling out its same-day online grocery delivery service with Amazon to at least five more cities across the UK. The grocery chain said it will expand Morrisons at Amazon to cities including Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth over 2019. The service, which was launched more than three years ago, is already […]

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Trump says he’s still considering slapping sanctions on Nord Stream 2

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is still considering using sanctions to block a controversial pipeline that would increase natural gas flows from Russia to Germany. “Well, we’re looking at it. People have a right to do what they want to do. I think it’s something that I’ve been looking at and I’ve been […]

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Trump holds a joint press conference with Polish President

Trump holds a joint press conference with Polish President

[The stream is slated to start at 2:15 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump was scheduled to hold a joint press conference Wednesday with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House.  Duda’s visit comes as the Trump administration navigates tense […]

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Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn hires lawyer Sidney Powell in Mueller case

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn hires lawyer Sidney Powell in Mueller case

Former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn leaves after the delay in his sentencing hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC, December 18, 2018. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn has hired a new lawyer, Sidney Powell, who once urged him to withdraw his guilty plea […]

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Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire including Topshop saved from administration

Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire including Topshop saved from administration

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire has been saved from administration after landlords voted to back turnaround plans that will see rents slashed and around 50 stores close. The group, which includes Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis, secured support for seven Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs), safeguarding thousands of jobs. However, around 1,000 jobs will still […]

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Donald Trump Jr. testifies at Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia

Donald Trump Jr. testifies at Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia

President Donald Trump‘s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Wednesday testified behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee, whose members were set to ask him about his awareness of an aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Trump told reporters before the hearing that there was “nothing to correct” about his prior […]

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