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Theresa May speaking in Stoke on Trent.

(CNN) Approve my deal or risk no Brexit at all, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Monday as she made a final effort to shore up support ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote on her beleaguered withdrawal deal with the European Union.

Fishing boats moored in Brixham harbour

The Rock of Gibraltar

A Swiss flag in the Swiss city of Lucerne

ondon (CNN Business)Brexit is holding back innovation at Europe's carmakers by diverting attention from the big technological challenges facing the industry.
Senior tech executives at BMW and Volkswagen say the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union could cause the region to fall behind Asia and America because it is disrupting operations, threatening collaboration in research, and draining resources.
"The Brexit debate is capturing the entire Europe, which is not going to accelerate technological growth," Martin Hofmann, Volkswagen's (VLKAF) chief information officer, told CNN Business at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. "It's distracting us."
Europe's car industry pours €54 billion ($61.3 billion) into innovation every year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association. That makes it the leading investor in research and development in Europe.
But that spending is under threat. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said investment into new models and facilities in the United Kingdom slumped 47% in the first half of the year.
The industry is already playing catchup in the race to develop electric vehicles and self-driving cars.

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Comcrop's 600-square-metre farm on the roof of one of the malls uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy greens and herbs such as basil and peppermint that it sells to nearby bars, restaurants and shops.

Comcrop's rooftop gardens in Singapore.

Suresh Prabhu, who is also the Civil Aviation Minister, said the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have decided to use India as a base for their food security.

Suresh Prabhu, bilateral trade pacts, exports, WTO, ASEAN, CEPA, Udan policy

Hong Kong (CNN)US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up their latest round of trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek a way out of a damaging trade war.
Despite rising hopes of progress toward a deal, the outcome wasn't immediately clear. A statement from the Chinese government was expected as soon as Wednesday.
The meetings in Beijing were the first formal trade negotiations between the two sides since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a truce at the G20 summit in Argentina last month.
The talks were seen as a litmus test of whether a lasting deal can be reached before March 2, when the Trump administration plans to hike tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. Such a move would significantly escalate the months-long trade war between the world's top two economies.

Is there a significant role for BRI to play in the Indonesian renewable energy sector?

Two weeks of hard grind and sleepless nights for the delegates, during which it often seemed progress was elusive, have ended in success at the COP24 Climate summit in Katowice, Poland.
Nearly 200 nations have signed up to the rule book that will underpin the implementation of the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang (left), shakes hands with Peter Mark Chin, deputy executive chairman of LASCO Affiliated Companies and managing director of LASCO Distributors Limited, on arrival at the welcome dinner for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Jamaica, TIAN Qi (centre). The function was held on Wednesday, November 14, at the Jade Gardens Restaurant in Liguanea Kingston 

    Vivian Herrera, investment director at the ministry of foreign trade and foreign investment (MINVEX). ACN photo/ Marcelino VÁZQUEZ HERNÁNDEZ

With more opportunities set to open up across CARICOM in the near future, Barbadian businesses are being urged to immediately raise the standard of goods and services in order to compete, Minister of Foreign Trade Sandra Husbands has said.

She predicted  that within the next few years, Suriname, Haiti and Guyana will be rife with opportunities for local businesses to spread their wings.

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 The Heads of Government CARICOM

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