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21st Jan 2019

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China agrees to promote London as centre for yuan

China and the United Kingdom have agreed to accelerate preparations for a London-Shanghai stock connect program, British finance minister Philip Hammond announced during a two-day visit to Beijing over the weekend. The two sides agreed to promote the international use of China's yuan currency and develop a yuan-based business in London. The cooperation could help to preserve London's status as a global financial centre when outside the EU in 2019.

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Opinion

Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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