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Five Belgian Regions That Could Delay Or Entirely Halt Brexit Trade Deal

Five regions under Belgium's federal system are considered to play key roles in signing off the Brexit trade deal. The intervention from those five regions could delay or block the deal.

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Belgium Still At 'Non' For Canada Trade Deal

Belgium Still At 'Non' For Canada Trade Deal

Belgian region of Wallonia still shows off its contradiction to the Canada Peace Deal

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China

China dumping US debt as North America's domestic buying soars

The China's withdrawing from the US government debt is being overlooked as robust demand in the domestic market is increasing. Several US mutual funds have started buying treasuries at auction. The US investors are also increasing their buying.

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Berlin

No more Blue Banana, Europe's industrial heart moves east

Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

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Travis Kalanick

Chastened Uber CEO seeks fresh start for ride services in Europe

The chief executive of controversial online ride-sharing company Uber stuck a newly conciliatory tone on Sunday, promising to create 50,000 new jobs this year across Europe in cities that are willing to reach deals to help his firm operate.

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Anbang Insurance Group

Insurer Delta Lloyd sells Belgian bank to China's Anbang

Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd NV (DLL.AS) has agreed to sell its Belgian banking operations to China's privately-held Anbang Insurance Group for 219 million euros ($273 million).

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Belgacom Group

Alleged UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was far-reaching

Hacking of computers at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, was more far-reaching than previously thought and went undetected for more than two years, according to reports published on Saturday.

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Wolfgang Schaeuble

Germany strikes conciliatory note on French, Italian reform efforts

Germany praised French and Italian reform efforts on Monday and said it ought to do more itself, striking a conciliatory note after Chancellor Angel Merkel's critique of Paris and Rome over the weekend irritated both countries.

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Drug testing

France, Germany suspend some drug approvals over Indian data

Regulators in France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg are suspending the marketing approval of 25 generic drugs due to concerns over the quality of data from clinical trials conducted by India's GVK Biosciences, French watchdog ANSM said on Friday.

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European Commission

EU puts off French and Italian budget rulings until March

The European Commission postponed until March its decisions on whether the 2015 budgets of France, Italy and Belgium break EU rules, saying it needed more information to be sure.

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Sanofi

Actavis, Sanofi among bidders for Omega Pharma

Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc and France's Sanofi SA are among the suitors for privately held Omega Pharma NV [COUCKO.UL], Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Suez canal near Ismailia port city

Egypt signs with six international firms to dredge new Suez Canal

Egypt signed contracts with six international firms on Saturday to carry out dredging of the new Suez Canal, the flagship project in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's program to revive an economy battered by years of political turmoil.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Solvay wins contract to provide plastic for iPhone 6

Belgian chemicals company Solvay SA has won a contract to provide plastic for Apple Inc's latest smartphone iPhone 6 handsets, Bloomberg said on Monday.

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Google

Google to build 600 million euro data center in the Netherlands

Google will build a 600 million euro ($773.58 million) data center in the northern Netherlands, the company said on Tuesday.

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ECB

Cheap energy pulls down euro zone producer prices drop in July

A drop in the highly volatile energy prices depressed euro zone producer prices in July as expected, underlining disinflationary pressures in the single currency area ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday.

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