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UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Image caption UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss called the deal “historic” The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade deal after signing an agreement in principle with Japan which aims to boost trade by about £15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was an “historic moment”. She said it would bring “new wins” for British businesses in manufacturing,… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Japan suffers its biggest economic slump on record

Image copyright Getty Images The Japanese economy has shrunk at its fastest rate on record as it battles the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s third largest economy saw gross domestic product (GDP) fall by 27.8% in the April to June quarter, compared to the same period last year. Japan was already struggling with low economic growth before the crisis. The figures… Read more →

UK to start post-Brexit trade talks with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Shinzo Abe at the 2019 G7 Summit The UK and Japan are set to begin talks on Tuesday aimed at reaching agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal. The negotiations come as London and Tokyo work towards replacing the agreement Britain currently has with Japan through the European Union. Without… Read more →