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    Prices of Ramadan essentials surge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:46pm on April 16, 2021

    Prices of vegetables, soya bean oil and onion increased in the kitchen markets in the capital over the week due to fresh COVID restrictions and increased Ramadan demand. The prices of vegetables shot up due to a supply shortage as...

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    China GDP grows record 18.3pc in Q1 in virus rebound

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:44pm on April 16, 2021

    China’s economy expanded at a record pace in the first quarter as the country continued its rapid recovery from 2020’s pandemic-fuelled slump, official data showed on Friday. The 18.3 per cent explosion in gross domestic product growth was...

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    Brexit sparks £1t UK assets switch to EU: study

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:42pm on April 16, 2021

    UK banks and insurers have shifted more than £1.0 trillion to the European Union in response to Brexit, a study published on Friday found. More than 440 firms operating in the UK banking and finance sector have...

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    Google broke Australian law over location data collection: court

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:40pm on April 16, 2021

    Google violated Australian law by misleading users of Android mobile devices about the use of their location data, a court ruled on Friday in a landmark decision against the global digital...

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    Global stocks climb after record China growth

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:38pm on April 16, 2021

    Global stock markets rose on Friday as strong economic data out of China fuelled optimism over the global economic recovery. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed above 7,000 points for the...

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    Global trade rules can help fight climate change: US trade chief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:36pm on April 16, 2021

    International commerce creates incentives for countries to erode environmental protections to attract investment, and global trade rules are needed to counter that ‘race to the bottom’, US trade...

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    EU car sales bounce back past 1 million in March

    | Updated at 11:35pm on April 16, 2021

    The European car market bounced back to top one million monthly sales in March after a weak start to the year, an industry survey showed on Friday. Sales of new vehicles leapt 87.3 per cent year-on-year, boosted by...

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    L’Oreal sales recover from pandemic

    | Updated at 11:33pm on April 16, 2021

    Quarterly sales by the French cosmetics group L’Oreal exceeded their pre-pandemic levels for the first time in the first three months of this year, according to figures released on Thursday...