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Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says Arsenal are ‘babies’ following defeat at Sheffield United

Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says Arsenal are ‘babies’ following defeat at Sheffield United

Sports
Patrice Evra claims Arsenal are no different to the days when he played against them at Manchester United.The Gunners suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season after going down to a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Monday night. AFP or licensors Arsenal endured a frustrating evening at Bramall Lane Lys Mousset’s first-half goal was all that separated the two sides in a game which saw record Gunners signing Nicolas Pepe miss a sitter from six yards out. Bukayo Saka was cautioned for diving in the box while Unai Emery’s assistant Freddie Ljungberg was shown a yellow card for his animated protests on the touchline. The result means Arsenal missed out on the opportunity to go third in the table. And Evra didn’t hold back in his criticism of th
EU Chamber says China’s new foreign investment law is ‘surprisingly accommodating’

EU Chamber says China’s new foreign investment law is ‘surprisingly accommodating’

Finance
Workers install a Nike logo lamp outside the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, August 28, 2019.Tingshu Wang | ReutersBEIJING — At least on paper, the Chinese government is trying to show how serious it is about improving the local business environment for foreign companies.Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, told reporters Friday that based on a preliminary look at the country's new foreign investment law, "It is surprisingly accommodating to all concerns ... we have."The law, set to take effect Jan. 1, puts a strong emphasis on preventing Chinese entities from forcing foreign companies to transfer valuable technology in order to do business in China, and also improves protection of trade secrets, Wuttke said.If fully implemented, these aspects of the law w
Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker

Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker

Business
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is "acceptable" and the country should push ahead with it, leading banker Sir Ian Cheshire has said.Sir Ian, chairman of Barclays' UK operations, told the BBC that business leaders wanted to see certainty.He added that it was "extremely unlikely" further negotiations with the EU would produce a different outcome.However, some UK business groups were more sceptical, with one calling it "a step backwards for frictionless trade".Confidence sufferingSpeaking to the BBC's Today programme, Sir Ian said: "No deal is perfect, but this deal is actually doable,"It is, I think, very frustrating to see what appears to be a protracted process when most business leaders would like to see some certainty and get on."The chances ...
Patrick Day death: You can say ‘it’s boxing’ but it is so hard to justify, says Eddie Hearn

Patrick Day death: You can say ‘it’s boxing’ but it is so hard to justify, says Eddie Hearn

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Promoter Eddie Hearn has broken down in tears in paying tribute to American fighter Patrick Day and says boxing must unite to make the sport safer.Day died at the age of 27 on Wednesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a 10th-round stoppage defeat by Charles Conwell in Chicago.The bout took place on a bill promoted by Hearn's Matchroom Boxing USA. After becoming upset, Hearn told IFL TV: "You can say 'it's boxing' but it is so hard to justify."He added: "It has been a rough year for the sport. We need to make s...
Facebook’s libra coin a catalyst for reform, Swedish central bank chief says

Facebook’s libra coin a catalyst for reform, Swedish central bank chief says

Finance
Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency libra has served as an incentive for global central banks to reform and reflect the digital age, the head of Sweden's central bank has said."It has been an incredibly important catalytic event to sort of shake the tree when libra showed up out of the blue, and that forced us to think hard about what we do," Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe" on Tuesday."Part of my job is to produce a good/service called the Swedish krona which is convenient to use for Swedish citizens, and if I'm good at that in a technical sense then I don't have a problem," Ingves said. "But if I were to start issuing 20-kilo copper coins the way we did in 1668, then we soon would be out of business."The Riksbank has been exploring the potential iss...