On a future trade deal, he told the audience: 'We've said that our goal - your goal is trying to get both of these trade agreements done this year - and I think from a US standpoint we are prepared to dedicate a lot of resources. … [Read more...] about US treasury chief Steve Mnuchin says America will ‘dedicate a lot of resources’ to completing post-Brexit trade deal within a year after crunch talks with Sajid Javid
Trump’s switch into campaign mode offers a lull in the storm The coming year will lack the economic fireworks of 2019. There will be ups and downs provided by the UK-EU Brexit negotiations, but with a US president more concerned about getting himself re-elected than fighting a trade war with China, the general picture looks much more settled. … [Read more...] about Britain’s tax on tech titans may be the key to cutting them down to size
But Liz Truss and Dominic Raab want both EU and US deals negotiated at the same time. … [Read more...] about Chancellor Sajid Javid ignores US threats over taxing tech giants Amazon and Facebook
Amid fears that Britain can do little to stop the virus spreading, Health Secretary Matt Hancock stressed that officials were 'well prepared' for its arrival. As well as the announcement this afternoon that Heathrow would set up a public health hub, all UK airports have medical experts on hand and information is being provided to all passengers returning from China. … [Read more...] about Doctors are on standby at Heathrow to meet any sick passengers arriving from China as all 31 patients tested for coronavirus in UK are CLEARED and Border Force hunts 2,000 people who flew in from Wuhan in last two weeks
Tough questions facing the UK and US Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', says US Let us not forget Huawei. The British government is expected to decide in coming weeks that it will allow the Chinese tech giant some involvement in generating the UK's 5G infrastructure. The British say without Huawei's help, the introduction of new superfast broadband would be delayed and the UK economy damaged. The Americans warn the firm poses a security threat because of its close links to the Chinese state. Again, the Americans have made a threat, this time to withhold intelligence from their British allies. … [Read more...] about US-UK relations: Is London toughening its stance with Washington?