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Transfer news: Done deals in transfer window in August

Kieran Tierney had a double hernia operation during the close season but came through his medical to sign for Arsenal Live – follow all the deadline day deals as they happen The summer transfer window has entered its final month, with clubs looking to bolster their squads for the 2019-20 …

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UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’

Image copyrightPA MEDIA House prices and sales are “losing momentum” amid Brexit uncertainty, surveyors say, although parts of the UK are still seeing property values rise. Key aspects of the housing market were “pretty much flatlining”, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said. Many homes valued at more than …

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China exports rise despite simmering US trade row

Chinese exports rose unexpectedly in July, beating expectations for a fall, as trade tensions with the US continued to simmer. Official figures showed exports rose 3.3% last month, compared to forecasts for a 2% drop. Imports fell 5.6% in July, less than the expected 8.3% decline. Still, analysts tip China’s …

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UK to stay in Interrail scheme after U-turn

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES UK train companies will stay in the Interrail scheme, reversing Wednesday’s decision, the operators’ group says. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents UK train operators, had said the arrangement would end in January following a dispute with Eurail Group which manages the scheme. But it prompted …

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Should we worry about a currency war?

Image copyrightAFP US President Donald Trump has accused the Federal Reserve of being responsible for the “very strong” dollar by keeping interest rates high. The president tweeted that he was not “thrilled” at the result. Mr Trump said the strong dollar made it hard for the US’s “great manufacturers” to …

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Me, Myself and I

Several years ago when I was still an undergraduate, I boarded a tricycle popularly known as “Keke Napep” in Nigeria. A typical Keke Napep has a single wide seat at the back which can contain only 3 passengers, with a reasonable wide seat at the front meant for drivers who …

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