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Here’s how top investors are preparing for the ECB’s ‘easy-money’ exit

The ECB has laid out plans to end its stimulus program, now money managers are assessing how this affects investments.

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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in the UK and Ireland

Transition to begin in September and be completed by 2019.

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China vows fast response to US tariffs

China will respond quickly to protect itself if the US hurts its interests, Beijing says.

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Stobart Group defiant after ex-boss sacked from board

The owner of Southend and Carlislie airports defends its decision to sack former boss Andrew Tinkler.

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Tesco says growth ‘on track’ as sales rise again

The UK’s largest supermarket group reports its 10th consecutive quarter of rising sales.

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Tesco’s UK sales growth slows slightly

LONDON, June 15- Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, said underlying sales in its home market rose in the first quarter, albeit at a slightly slower pace than before, partly reflecting adverse weather at the start of the period. Tesco, which in March completed the 4 billion pounds purchase of wholesaler Booker, said on Friday UK like-for-like sales rose 2.1 percent…

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China’s ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

China’s Didi Chuxing will compete with India’s Ola and Uber when it launches in Melbourne on 25 June.

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Kellogg’s recalls Honey Smacks cereals over salmonella fears

There are concerns the cereal product could be linked to dozens of cases of salmonella across the US.

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AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

The merger of the two giants could shake up the US media scene for years to come.

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Going underground

In order to protect crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, Bolivian farmers are moving their farms underground.