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Christmas shopping? Know your rights

If you are planning to do some or all of your Christmas shopping online this year, your consumer rights will depend on where the business is based It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you get scammed by rogue traders. With just five weeks to go until Christmas, it is important to know your consumer rights when it ...

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US and EU agree deal to remove steel, aluminium tariffs

The deal immediately removes tariffs on EU steel and aluminium that was imposed by the Trump administration The United States and European Union have ended a dispute over steel and aluminium tariffs and said they would work on a global arrangement to combat “dirty” production and overcapacity in the industry. The future EU-US arrangement will be a challenge for China, ...

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Euro zone inflation hits 13-year high in October

Euro zone inflation rose to 4.1% in October, up from 3.4% a month earlier and ahead of a consensus forecast of 3.7% Euro zone inflation shot past expectations in October to hit a 13-year high, worsening a policy headache for the European Central Bank, which has consistently underestimated consumer price growth over the past year. Inflation in the 19 countries ...

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EU plans universal charger in setback for Apple

The USB-C connector is set to become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld videogame consoles The European Union aims to have a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones under a European Commission proposal, with the move impacting iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals. The move has been more than ...

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