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Delta variant clouds developing Asia's growth outlook - ADB
  + stars: | 2021-09-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Growth in developing Asia, which groups 46 countries in the Asia-Pacific, is projected to reach 7.1% this year, the ADB said in an update to its Asia Development Outlook report, down from its 7.2% forecast in July and 7.3% in April. While seeing a slight downgrade, this year's growth estimate is a turnaround from the region's 0.1% contraction last year. For 2022, the ADB kept its 5.4% growth forecast for developing Asia. "Developing Asia remains vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, as new variants spark outbreaks, leading to renewed restrictions on mobility in some economies," ADB Acting Chief Economist Joseph Zveglich said in a statement. The ADB also maintained its growth outlook for India at 10.0% this year and 7.5% next year.
Persons: Wang, Joseph Zveglich, Abdul Abiad, Abiad, Zveglich, Karen Lema, Ed Davies Organizations: REUTERS, Asian Development Bank, ADB, Asia Development, European Union, HK, Thomson Locations: Tianjin, China, Wang MANILA, Asia, United States, India, Myanmar
The Genomic Map of Poland's concerns stem from questions over how Polish genomic data may be used that relate to national security, said Marek Figlerowicz, a Professor at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences who steers the project. As the technology to sequence genetic data has advanced and become cheaper, Figlerowicz said, the mapping project plans to bring the remaining sequencing in-house. The project wants to ensure Poland has genomic "independence" so it can ensure data security. The European Union, which provided about 65% of the total funding for the Genomic Map, did not respond to a request for comment. BGI uses the pregnant women's genetic data for research into the traits of populations.
Persons: Kacper, Marek Figlerowicz, Figlerowicz, BGI, CEGC, Gene S.A, hasn't, Kirsty Needham, Sara Ledwith Organizations: REUTERS, China's BGI, Reuters, Institute of Bioorganic, Polish Academy of Sciences, U.S . National Security, Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Europe Genomics, Gene, European Union, Poland's Ministry of Education, Information Processing, People's Liberation Army, PLA, Thomson Locations: Warsaw, Poland, WARSAW, United States, Beijing, Bialystok, Europe, Poznan, CEGC, China, Sydney
Khatibzadeh spoke as Iran's new foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, was in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly, where he was expected to discuss reviving the nuclear deal with other governments. Iran has refused to meet with U.S. negotiators in the nuclear talks; Washington and Tehran must pass messages through European intermediaries, instead. All parties must stay true to the nuclear deal," Raisi said in a recorded speech by video. The monitoring regime was introduced as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The U.S. will discuss how to proceed with Iran in talks with European allies and other world powers in New York on Wednesday.
Persons: Saeed Khatibzadeh, IRNA, Khatibzadeh, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Ebrahim Raisi, Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, We're, Biden, Raisi, Antony Blinken Organizations: Foreign Ministry, General Assembly, European Union, Iranian, U.S, Biden, U.S ., U.K, General, ., Capitol, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency, . Security Locations: WASHINGTON, Iran, Vienna, Tehran, Iranian, New York, France, Germany, U.S, Washington, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Australia
Hungary's central bank raised its base rate by 15 basis points to 1.65%, delivering its fourth rate hike in a row to curb rising inflation as the economy rebounds strongly from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The slower tightening pace from Hungary - following three previous rate moves of 30 basis points - comes as the Czech central bank looks certain to accelerate its rate hike cycle. Czech central banker Tomas Holub told Reuters in an interview published on Tuesday that he would likely support a 50 basis point rate increase at the next policy meeting. That added to signals that the central bank could deliver its biggest hike since 1997 next week, after two earlier standard 25 basis point moves. The Polish central bank, unlike peers in the region, has been hesitant to begin raising interest rates, wary of damaging an economic recovery even as inflation surges to a two-decade high.
Persons: Tomas Holub, Poland's zloty, Jason Hovet, Gergely, Raissa Kasolowsky, Steve Orlofsky Organizations: European Union, Reuters, CEE, PX, BUX Budapest, CRBEX, BELEX, nk Czech Locations: Hungary, PRAGUE, Hungarian, Czech, Europe, Polish, PX Prague, Warsaw, CRBEX Zagreb, BELEX Belgrade, Sofia, Czech Republic, Prague, Budapest
The world's biggest music label, which represents musicians and song catalogues from Billie Eilish to The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, saw its market value leap to 47 billion euros ($55 billion) in Europe's largest listing of the year. The company was spun off by France's Vivendi (VIV.PA), which handed a 60% stake in Universal to its shareholders. 1/2 The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a building in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2021. read moreUniversal has increased sales for six years in a row, with core earnings of 1.36 billion euros in 2020 on revenue of 7.43 billion euros. Before Universal, Amsterdam had attracted a record 14 IPOs this year.
Persons: Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, William Ackman, China's Tencent, Vincent Bollore, Lucian Grainge, Ackman's Pershing, Matti Littunen, Bernstein, Littunen, Ackman, Arnd, BIEBER, Justin Bieber, Grainge, Toby Sterling, Sudip Kar, Gwenaelle Barzic, Mathieu Rosemain, Pamela Barbaglia, Ingrid Melander, Sarah White, Mark Potter, Pravin Organizations: France's Vivendi, Universal, Vivendi, HK, Ackman's, Warner Music, Sony Music, Pershing, Universal Music, REUTERS, YouTube, Spotify, Reuters, Paris Match, Euronext, European Union, BNP, Thomson Locations: Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM, Europe's, Hilversum, Netherlands, Santa Monica , California, Zurich, Switzerland, Lagardere, Paris, London
LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign central banks and reserve managers are showing growing interest in new debt issued by the European Union and other pan-European bodies, in a positive sign for the euro’s international role, speakers told a virtual financial conference on Tuesday. REUTERS/Dado RuvicThe EU is selling bonds to finance a fund worth up to 800 billion euros ($939 billion) to aid the post-COVID 19 recovery. But bankers and other speakers at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) said EU debt sales were drawing strong demand from central banks and reserve managers, particularly in Asia. Kalin Anev Janse, chief financial officer and member of the management board of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), said bonds issued by his institutions were also seeing strong foreign demand. Anev Janse estimated that the value of European safe assets issued would reach 2 trillion euros in coming years, a move he said was “appealing to reserve managers globally”.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, , we’ve, ” Georges Elhedery, Niall Bohan, Kalin Anev Janse, , Anev, Pablo de Ramon, Laca Clausen, Christian Kopf Organizations: European Union, REUTERS, U.S, Monetary, Financial, HSBC, Spanish Treasury, Union Investment Locations: Foreign, Europe, Asia, Spanish
U.S. Lifts Travel Ban Just as Europe Takes Flight Again
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Benjamin Katz | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
LONDON—The U.S. is opening its borders to foreign air travelers just as Europe is starting to fly again, promising a fresh boost for an industry among the hardest hit by Covid-19. Washington on Monday said it would in November start welcoming many foreigners that had been shut out of the country for more than a year. The Trump administration closed off air travel for noncitizens from places including Britain and the European Union at the start of the pandemic early last year. European leaders have called for the Biden administration to lift that ban.
Persons: Trump, Biden Organizations: Washington, European Union Locations: U.S, Europe, Britain
PRAGUE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The forint and Czech crown rebounded on Tuesday, with markets tuned to Hungary's central bank meeting where the pace of rate hikes may ease and Czech markets betting on a steeper rise in borrowing costs. Most central European currencies drifted on Tuesday, with the exception of Hungary's forint the Czech crown which firmed as investors count on higher interest rates. Hungary's central bank is expected to raise its base rate by 25 basis points to 1.75% on Tuesday, slowing the pace of tightening after three successive 30 basis-point increases since June. Expectations were fortified on Tuesday after Holub's comments, which followed a similar tone from other central bank board members in the past week, indicating that a majority on the board is forming. The Polish central bank, unlike Hungarian or Czech peers, has been cautious in starting rate hikes despite a surge in inflation as it looks to avoid hurting a recovery.
Persons: Hungary's, Tomas Holub, Holub's, Jason Hovet, Raissa Kasolowsky Organizations: Central, Stock, Reuters, Erste Group Bank, European Union, PX, BUX Budapest, CRBEX, BELEX, nk Czech Locations: PRAGUE, Czech, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, Poland, Polish, Hungary, PX Prague, CRBEX Zagreb, BELEX Belgrade, Sofia, Czech Republic
The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a building in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2021. The company was spun off by France's Vivendi (VIV.PA), which handed a 60% stake in Universal to its shareholders. But that saw Vivendi's own shares plunge more than 20% as investors reassessed the media group's value without the music label. Shares in Bollore , which holds 27% of Vivendi (VIV.PA), were up 2.8%, while Amsterdam-listed shares of Bill Ackman's Pershing (PSH.AS) rose by around 5%. Before Universal, Amsterdam had attracted a record 14 IPOs so far this year.
Persons: Arnd, Billie Eilish, Bob Dylan, William Ackman, China's Tencent, Vincent Bollore, Bill Ackman's Pershing, Ackman, Justin Bieber, Toby Sterling, Sudip Kar, Gwenaelle, Ingrid Melander, Sarah White, Mark Potter Organizations: Universal Music, REUTERS, Vivendi, France's Vivendi, Universal, HK, Pershing, YouTube, Spotify, Euronext, European Union, Vivendi deprives, Thomson Locations: Zurich, Switzerland, AMSTERDAM, Europe's, Amsterdam, Bollore, Paris, Universal
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said Beijing would stop building coal-fired power plants abroad, in a public commitment to redirect the country’s huge engineering industry away from adding to a source of global pollution. Beijing has faced pressure from the U.S., the European Union and environmental groups for having continued to finance and build coal-fired power plants in many developing countries, even as it said it would cut greenhouse emissions at home.
Persons: Xi Jinping Organizations: European Union Locations: Beijing, U.S
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - London-based fintech startup TrueLayer said on Tuesday it had raised $130 million from investment firm Tiger Global Management and payments technology provider Stripe in a funding round that valued the company at more than $1 billion. The company, which last raised $70 million in April, has seen 400% growth in monthly payment volume this year so far, as it expanded across Europe and doubled its customer base. TrueLayer, which counts Freetrade, Revolut and Cazoo among its customers, accounts for more than half of all open banking traffic in the UK, Ireland and Spain. While several fintech firms look toward the United States as a source of growth, TrueLayer has no immediate plans to enter that market. “I think U.S. poses a different set of challenges that we certainly want to tackle at some point,” Simoneschi said.
Persons: TrueLayer, Francesco Simoneschi, ” Simoneschi Organizations: Tiger Global Management, European Union Locations: STOCKHOLM, London, Europe, Australia, Ireland, Spain, United States
Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty ImagesMinisters from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters on Monday. Diplomats were tentatively planning for a ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. It's not in the agenda," said Borrell, who acts as coordinator for the nuclear deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran, which then started breaching curbs on its nuclear program. The Vienna talks were adjourned in June after hardliner Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran's president and took office in August.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Angela Weiss, It's, Borrell, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Donald Trump, Trump, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi Organizations: European Union for Foreign Affairs, EU, AFP, Getty, Ministers, United, Union, Monday, Diplomats, U.S Locations: New York City, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, Iran, United Nations, Vienna, United States, Tehran
U.S. President Joe Biden walks to the podium before his remarks on a National Security Initiative virtually with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, inside the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerNEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - British prime minister Boris Johnson once worried that his friendliness with Donald Trump would leave him out in the cold when Democrat Joe Biden took over the White House. A submarine deal the United States and Britain recently announced with Australia came at France's expense, sparking France to withdraw its ambassadors to the United States and Australia and cancel a defense meeting with Britain. "The reality is that Joe has a lot of fish to fry," Johnson told reporters traveling with him to the United States on Monday. Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Heather Timmons, Robert BirselOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson, Tom Brenner, Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Tony Blair, George W, Peter Ricketts, Biden, Barack Obama, Johnson, Joe, Trevor Hunnicutt, Elizabeth Piper, Heather Timmons, Robert Birsel Organizations: National Security, Australian, British, White, REUTERS, Democrat, Atlantic, European Union, France, Britain, Australia, Union, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Washington, Britain, United States, France, Australia, Iraq, America, Afghanistan, China, British, U.S
France weighs Australia options, urges Britain to restore trust
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/PoolBRUSSELS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - France is assessing all options in response to Australia's scrapping of a $40 billion submarine contract, French European affairs minister Clement Beaune said on Tuesday, while urging Britain to respect its post-Brexit commitments. Australia said last week it would cancel an order for conventional submarines from France and build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology under a new security partnership named AUKUS. We need to look into all options," he told reporters before a meeting of EU counterparts in Brussels. Beaune said this marked a further erosion of trust in Britain post-Brexit. Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, Marine Strauss, Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold; Editing by Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: European Affairs Clement Beaune, Benoit Tessier, Clement Beaune, Ursula von der Leyen, Michael Roth, Philip Blenkinsop, Marine Strauss, Robin Emmott, Sabine Siebold, Giles Elgood Organizations: French Junior, European Affairs, REUTERS, French, U.S, EU, European, CNN, European Union, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, BRUSSELS, Britain, Beaune, Australia, Brussels, EU, New York, European, German Europe, Canberra, Washington, Northern Ireland
About 100 leaders are expected to appear in person, with U.S. global leadership in the spotlight. Image President Biden will make his debut General Assembly speech as U.S. leader amid doubts over his ability to shore up the country’s global leadership. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York TimesThe United Nations convenes its annual speeches by world leaders on Tuesday against a backdrop of disastrous climate change, polarized superpower relations and a devastating pandemic that has worsened the global rich-poor divide. It also amounts to a major test of credibility for President Biden, who will be among the first to address the 193-member General Assembly. Mission to the United Nations, expressing shock and bafflement over Mr. Biden’s treatment of France.
Persons: Biden, Doug Mills, Donald J, Trump, Mr, Biden blindsided, ” Charles Michel Organizations: Assembly, U.S, Credit, New York Times, United Nations, , West, World Health Organization, European Union, European Council, Crisis Group, General Locations: States, China, United States, Afghanistan, France, Australia, European, Myanmar, Iran, Haiti, Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen
Bond buyers give Britain some green advertising
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
A farmer holds a bundle of paddy seeds at a rice field in Cianjur, West Java province June 12, 2014. LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The UK is burnishing its help for the planet ahead of the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pressed leaders to deliver on their commitments for a global climate fund read more , investors placed orders worth 100 billion pounds for the country’s inaugural 10 billion pound green bond. Green bonds help borrowers fund investments in wind farms and the like. A saving of perhaps 3 million pounds a year helps cover the cost of setting up and running a green bond programme.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Green, Neil Unmack, Peter Thal Larsen, Karen Kwok Organizations: Reuters, European Union, British Locations: Cianjur, West Java, Glasgow, Britain, European, Beijing
A view of a harmonised mobile phone charger is seen during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Francois LenoirBRUSSELS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The European Commission will on Thursday present a legislative proposal for a common charger for mobile phones, tablets and headphones, a person familiar with the matter said - a move likely to affect iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) more than its rivals. The European Union executive and EU lawmakers have been pushing for a common charger for over a decade, saying it would be better for the environment and more convenient for users. The Commission wants the sale of chargers to be decoupled from devices, and also propose a harmonised charging port, the person said. Half the chargers sold with mobile phones in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB-C connector and 21% a Lightning connector, according to a 2019 Commission study.
Persons: Francois Lenoir, Foo Yun Chee, Kevin Liffey Organizations: European Commission, REUTERS, European, Apple, European Union, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS
FILE PHOTO: An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarSept 21 (Reuters) - Eli Lilly (LLY.N) on Tuesday announced a pact with the European Commission to supply up to 220,000 doses of its COVID-19 dual antibody cocktail to European countries for patients aged 12 years and older who are at a high risk of progressing to severe disease. The agreement enables participating countries in the European Union and European Economic Area to purchase the products directly from Lilly, following authorization, Lilly said, adding that the quantities purchased may vary based on local needs. While a number of European countries have previously ordered bamlanivimab and etesevimab in the first half of the year and have inventory on hand, this agreement provides access to additional doses for participating countries, should they be needed, Lilly said. Lilly last week said the U.S. government had bought 388,000 additional doses of its COVID-19 antibody therapy, etesevimab to be paired with the existing supply of bamlanivimab.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Segar, Lilly, Manojna, Vinay Dwivedi Organizations: Company, REUTERS, Tuesday, European Commission, European Union, European Economic Area, Thomson Locations: Branchburg , New Jersey, Lilly, U.S, Bengaluru
'He wanted to die rather than go back': a year of migration
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +7 min
Between 2018 and 2020, an average of between 290,000 and 340,000 children per year were born into a refugee life. Below is an overview of some of the struggles people leaving their homelands have faced this year so far. * Thousands of Hondurans, including many families with children, cross the border at El Florido to Guatemala, hoping to reach the United States. The central Mediterranean migration route from Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy is known as one of the world's deadliest. "He preferred to die, I have never heard someone as young as that boy say that, that he wanted to die rather than go back to Morocco," the solder said.
Persons: Go Nakamura, Joe Biden's, Rachid Mohamed, Alexander Lukashenko, Abdullah Al Badri, Joe Biden, Juliette Portala, Anna Rzhevkina, Veronica Snoj, Milla Nissi, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Spain, Canaries, Ministry, EU, Reuters, U.S, Del, Thomson Locations: U.S, Rio Grande, Mexico, Ciudad Acuna, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Bihac, Croatia, El Florido, Guatemala, United States, Melilla, Spanish, Libyan, Saharan Africa, Italy, Honduras, El Salvador, Ceuta, Africa, Morocco, El, Europe, Poland, Lanzarote, Spain's Canary Islands, Lithuania, Belarus, Iran, Turkish, Turkey, France, Britain, Kuwait, London, Greece, Serbia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Trapani, Texas, Rio, Ciudad Acuña, Del Rio , Texas
Live Covid Live Updates: Adams, N.Y.C.’s Likely Next Mayor, Wants to Turn Empty Hotels Into Housing for Homeless An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Live U.N. Live Updates: Biden Pledges to Work Toward ‘Peaceful, Prosperous Future For All’ Covid-19 and climate change are dominating the start of the General Assembly gathering. President Biden called for an era of international cooperation in tackling global threats in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly as president. “Our security, our prosperity and our very freedoms are interconnected, in my view as never before,” Mr. Biden said. The event is a major test of credibility for Mr. Biden, who was among the first to address the 193-member General Assembly. Many officials who had welcomed the election of President Biden — and his pledge that “America is back” — are now expressing concerns.
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Covid Updates: Duterte Accuses Rich Nations of Hoarding Covid Vaccines An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Opinion | The Roots of French Pique
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Serge Schmemann | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +2 min
But recalling ambassadors, as France did from Washington and Canberra, a step just short of breaking relations, is not normal behavior among allies, no matter how miffed they may be. And, as the Australians argue, France should have seen it coming: The diesel-powered submarines France offered were no longer what confronting a rising China required. What really got the French seeing red was something else. Asserting France’s grandeur and global role against the “Anglo-Saxons” meant withdrawing from the NATO military-command structure in 1963 and expelling allied forces from France even while remaining in the alliance. It meant twice vetoing Britain’s membership in the precursor to the European Union, the European Economic Community.
Persons: It’s, Lockheed Martin, , Charles de Gaulle, Serge Berstein, , Gaulle Organizations: Lockheed, NATO, European Union, Economic Locations: France, Australia, Canberra, Washington, London, American, China, United States, , Gaulle, Asia
New York (CNN) In a rare address to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday made a major new climate commitment on behalf of the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. China will also increase financial support for green and low-carbon energy projects in other developing countries, he said. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who had appealed to world leaders earlier in the day to show solidarity and act on the climate crisis , hailed China's announcement alongside a US commitment to increase climate financing for developing countries. Under the Obama administration, the US paid $1 billion of a $3 billion commitment it originally made in 2014. While reducing involvement in coal abroad, Beijing also has significant climate work to do domestically, where coal remains the primary energy source by a long shot.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Xi, António Guterres, Biden's, Joe Biden, Biden, Guterres, Trump, Obama, Ember Organizations: CNN, UN, Assembly, Congress, for Economic Cooperation, European Union, Initiative Center, National Bureau of Statistics Locations: York, China, United States, America, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Scotland, Glasgow
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said any trade talks with the European Union will be worked through in “the weeks and months ahead” as he deals with fallout of the decision to cancel a $40 billion submarine deal with France. “It’s not an easy thing to do, to get an agreement with the European Union on trade, I think everyone understands that,” Morrison told reporters in New York, after reaching the United States for a meeting of the leaders of the Quad group. Australia last week cancelled its order of a fleet of conventional submarines from France, and said it would instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology, prompting a recall by France of its envoys in the U.S. and Australia.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Henry Nicholls SYDNEY, “ It’s, ” Morrison Organizations: Australian, REUTERS, Australia, European Union, U.S Locations: London, Britain, , France, New York, United States, Australia, U.S
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