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BDP International February 3, 2019

Fire breaks out on APL container ship

The Vietnamese Coast Guard is responding to a cargo fire aboard the container ship APL Vancouver off Vung Ro, Vietnam. It is the latest in a series of container ship cargo fires in recent years, including the well-publicized incidents aboard the Yantian Express, Maersk Honam, Maersk Kensington, Wan Hai 307, MSC Flaminia and MSC Daniela.

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January 23, 2019

Momentum gathers behind British MPs' bid to stop no-deal Brexit

An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid.

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January 23, 2019

Swedish docker unions clash as ports lock out striking workers

Sweden’s container ports have been crippled by a mass walkout by dockers, following a row over union representation.

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January 23, 2019

EU warns Trump of potential tariffs on $23 billion of U.S. goods

The European Union is prepared to hit 20 billion euros ($22.7 billion) of U.S. goods with tariffs should President Donald Trump follow through on a threat to impose duties on EU cars and auto parts, said a senior trade official for the bloc.

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January 23, 2019

Japan’s Abe presses Davos crowd to rebuild trust in free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told political and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to renew trust in global trade, as he seeks avoid of repeat of last year’s tit-for-tat tariffs and trade tensions.

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