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UK passports ‘to be made in France after Brexit’

The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019. The boss of UK supplier De La Rue told the BBC Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto had won the £490m contract. The Home ...

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Trump targets China as US businesses await backlash  

Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Donald Trump targets China for stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. The administration is expected Thursday to slap trade sanctions on China, perhaps including restrictions on Chinese investment and tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese products. Dozens ...

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International Women’s Day Event – Local Restaurant Receives Universal Recognition

After receiving high-praise across the country for their support with Veganuary, Torquay restaurant Bombay Express is once again achieving universal recognition for their campaign support. This month, owner Rehan Uddin and team have been creatively pushing International Women’s Day and the #PressForProgress campaign. As well as actively campaigning for gender parity in the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in Westminster, Bombay ...

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WORLD CURRY EXPO TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS CURRY AND PROMOTE ENTERPRISE

The World Curry Expo comes to London this autumn bringing businesses involved in the multi-million pound industry together under one roof. Everything you need to know about running a successful business from production and sales to marketing and social media will be on show along with exclusive offers for visitors. Curry Life, the industry’s popular trade magazine, is organising the ...

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UK house prices fall as incomes squeeze in slowing economy

UK house prices fell unexpectedly in February for the first time in six months, as the squeeze on household incomes and weaker economic backdrop weighed on the property market, according to the mortgage lender Nationwide. The average price of a home fell by 0.3% last month to £210,402, following a 0.8% increase in January. City economists had expected a 0.2% ...

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UK mortgage lending rises but banks warn on ‘sluggish’ economy

Lending for mortgages jumped in January by nearly a tenth, but borrowing by businesses to invest dropped back amid Brexit uncertainty, according to official figures that paint a “sluggish” picture of the UK economy. Total mortgage lending rose by 9.7% to £21.9bn in January compared with the same month a year ago, according to UK Finance, the body that represents ...

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Global bank HSBC reports 2017 pretax profit rose 11 percent

HSBC says its annual pretax profits rose by 11 percent on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank’s restructuring to focus even more on the region is reaping further dividends. The bank said Tuesday that adjusted pretax profit rose to $21 billion in 2017 on revenue of $51.5 billion. Chairman Mark Tucker said HSBC ...

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Saudi women to start own busines without male permission

Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. “Women can now ...

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Biman offers flights to Sylhet, Ctg for Tk 2,000

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday announced Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet flights for only TK 2,000 by Boeing-777 and Boeing-737 aircrafts. This lucrative offer will be valid until March 31, said a press release. Children under the age of two years will get 90% discount while children aged between 2 and 12 years will get 25% discount on the fare. These tickets ...

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Honda to start producing motorbikes in Bangladesh this year

The Japanese Honda Motor Company is going to manufacture motorcycles in Bangladesh this year as the company’s concern “Bangladesh Honda Private Limited” is setting up a motorcycle assembling and manufacturing plant in the country. This was disclosed at a meeting between Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu and a delegation from Bangladesh Honda Private Limited at the Industries Ministry in the ...

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