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Trouble on the ranch

Media caption“The export market is very important to our organisation,” says cattle rancher Coleman Locke “Tremendously important” is how rancher Coleman Locke describes the role of international trade to his cattle business. The 72-year-old has worked on his family’s 10,000-acre ranch on the Gulf Coast of Texas for his whole life and has seen his […]

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Bear trap

Image copyright PA Bear Grylls might be confident about climbing mountains, wrestling alligators and challenging the wilderness to do its venomous worst – but there’s one thing that fills him with horror. Cocktail parties full of strangers. “We all have fears. People say, ‘You can’t have any fears’, but I’m scared of so many things,” […]

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How many countries?

Image copyright Inditex Image caption This Zara dress had been to at least five countries before it ended up on a shop hanger “Made in Morocco” says the label on the pink Zara shirt dress. While this may be where the garment was finally sewn together, it has already been to several other countries. In […]

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Texas cattle rancher fears for future

Texas cattle rancher Coleman Locke is concerned that farmers like him could be the losers if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his promise to renegotiate Nafta and possibly place tariffs on Mexico or other US trading partners. Mr Locke says the international market is vital for him. Source link

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UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3%

Image copyright AFP Inflation, as measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index, jumped to 2.3% in February – up from 1.8% in January. The rate is the highest since September 2013 and above the 2% target the Bank of England is charged with keeping inflation at. Rising fuel and food prices were […]

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K-Drama

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The man at the centre of the tussle: Lotte Group founder and patriarch Shin Kyuk-ho Four members of the powerful family behind the $81bn (£66bn) Lotte Group business empire have gone on trial in Seoul this week. Monday’s session was a rare reunion of Lotte’s 94-year-old founder Shin Kyuk-ho and […]

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Advertising control

Image copyright AWE 2017 Image caption Google’s Matthew Brittin: “We’re sorry, we take responsibility, and we’ll do better” One of the biggest challenges for advertisers right now is “to make sure your advert doesn’t end up next to a recruitment video for Isis”, says Matt Scheckner, founder of an advertising industry extravaganza being held in […]

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Pound slips on Article 50 date

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound slipped as the government said it would officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Sterling had risen against the dollar in morning trade, but the news that Article 50 would be triggered on 29 March sent it lower. The pound slipped […]