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from Philip Blenkinsop:
BRUSSELS/LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The world's two biggest
brewers agreed on Tuesday to create a company making almost a
third of the world's beer after SABMiller received an
improved offer worth more than $100 billion from larger rival
With Bank of England policymakers ready at a moment’s notice over the past several years to warn anyone who will listen that a rate rise is closer than we think or just around the corner or soon coming into sharper relief, the main instrument it targets – inflation at 2 percent – is having nothing of it.
from Ben Blanchard:
BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes the European Union remains united and continues to play an important role in the world, a top Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday ahead of President Xi Jinping's trip to Britain, a country which will vote by 2017 on whether to leave the EU.