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China Sets Yuan Fix at Weakest Since 2008 After Currency Drop

© Bloomberg. Genuine bundles of Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph at the Counterfeit Notes Response Center of KEB Hana Bank in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. China’s factory output and investment slowed somewhat in July…
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How much you should really spend on a kitchen renovation 

Leading Australian renovation expert Cherie Barber has revealed exactly how much you should spend on a kitchen renovation to avoid being out of pocket in the long run, and her decor tricks to transform your space, whatever the size.  TV host Cherie is the brains behind…
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How Merkel caved to Macron

Angela Merkel has finally caved to France’s Emmanuel Macron | Guido Bergmann//Bundesregierung via Getty Images Opinion Redistribution will not cure Europe’s ailments. Josef Joffe serves on the Editorial Council of Die Zeit in Hamburg.
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Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing industry

A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood May 25, 2020, 4:40 AM 2 min read SAN FRANCISCO — A huge fire that tore through a…
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Grenfell fears prevent timber building boom

Image copyright Nist.gov Fears of another Grenfell-type fire are stunting the spread of wood-based buildings in the UK. The government is planning to reduce the maximum height of wood-framed buildings from six storeys to four. The move’s been…