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UK must boost productivity and focus on international competitiveness to weather Brexit, says IMF

The UK must focus on enhancing its economy’s productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest country report published on Wednesday, the IMF reiterated that the British economy had faced challenges since June 2016’s referendum on EU membership, which triggered a […]

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Carlsberg CEO says food packaging reuse is one of most effective steps to more sustainable future

Reusing food packaging, like recycling paper cups, is one of the most effective steps towards a more sustainable future, the chief executive of Carlsberg has said. Speaking to The Independent, Cees’t Hart said that, as head of one of the world’s biggest brewers, he “lives by the mantra of reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink”. […]

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George Soros pledges extra £100,000 to fight Brexit after 'smear campaign'

Billionaire financier George Soros has pledged an additional £100,000 to support efforts to fight Brexit as donations flooded in to a group attempting to mobilise public opinion against withdrawal. The investor’s move comes after Mr Soros drew anger from Brexiteers last week when it was revealed he was donating £400,000 to the campaign group […]

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Australia tells UK to open tariff-free trade to world after Brexit: ‘It’s worked for us for 26 years’

Australia’s high commissioner to the UK has spoken out on the benefits of Britain leaving the customs union after its exit from the EU next year, saying that by negotiating unilateral trade agreements instead, the country would be able to retain control of its trade policy. Speaking to BBC radio, Alexander Downer said that […]