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Burger King, the fast food restaurant, is adding about two or three restaurants a day globally. Photograph: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Burger King is in talks to open restaurants in sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, as the US fast-food group accelerates its internation(...)

US stock indexes dived about 1% on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

On Wednesday European shares had their worst day since June as concerns around rising debt yields gripped equity markets worldwide, while tech stocks (...)

People mingle in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang region, China. Xinjiang is China’s biggest province and the source of much of its oil and gas. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

The provincial legislature in Xinjiang in western China, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has changed its law to allow the use of re-educati(...)

Workers stand outside a commercial building to use their phones and smoke during a break in Hong Kong. In banning e-cigarettes, Hong Kong joins Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay and 24 other countries. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Any plans Big Tobacco had to gain a bigger stake in the Hong Kong market went up in smoke after the territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam made the su(...)

British and EU officials are locked in talks in Brussels over a compromise that could see the UK remain temporarily in the EU’s customs regime, people familiar with the negotiations have said. Photograph: iStock

The UK is close to reaching a deal on Brexit, setting the stage for a potentially historic appreciation of the embattled pound, according to hedge fun(...)

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred diesel buses are to be bought by State transport bodies before next July’s ban announced yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

Clayton Hotel chain operator Dalata fell as it was confirmed that the State’s 9 per cent hospitality VAT rate was to go. Photograph: David Cantwell

Paddy Power Betfair and hotelier Dalata had contrasting performances after the Government published Budget 2019 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, European stocks(...)

Chris Yeung, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalist Association, with Foreign Correspondents’ Club president Florence de Changy  outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday. They handed over petitions calling for an explanation of its visa rejection of Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

When Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet flew home to Hong Kong this week, he was given seven days to pack his things and quit the territory. Day(...)

US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may hit global growth. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years, (...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

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