Many banks have set up new offices in Germany, France,

  ther EU countries to safeguard their regional business after Brexit. Financial services companies also have to move substantial asset

s there to satisfy EU regulators. Assets worth at least £1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) are leaving the country, according to consultancy EY.

  Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PCRFF) are both moving their European headquarters to the Netherlands.

  Manufacturing comapanies, which need their supply chains to function seamlessly, have also made changes. Nissa

n (NSANF) has scrapped plans to build a new model in the United Kingdom, citing uncertainty over Brexit. Ger

man engineering group Schaeffler (SCFLF) is shutting two of its three factories in Britain for the same reason.

  The biggest risk

  The most dangerous scenario — a disorderly Brexit — could still come to pass.

  EU leaders on Thursday granted the United Kingdom a short delay to Brexit, but the

country could still crash out of the bloc unless UK lawmakers agree a path forward.

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At smaller services, shovels are used to move the dirt. So

many people attended Wednesday’s service that Akil said guests were invited to throw a small handful each.

Zaid was too weak to hold a shovel, Akil said, so one was taken to him, piled with dirt.

‘It’s their names we need to keep telling’

Zaid stayed to accept condolences before being taken back to Christchurch Hospital, A

kil said. It’s likely to be some time before he’s well enough to return to Cashmere High School, which his brother also attended.

Ardern visited Cashmere High on Wednesday to address the students who’ve been payi

ng tribute to Hamza and another classmate who was killed, Sayyad Milne, 14. Former student Tariq Omar, 24, also died.

New Zealand terror suspect planned third attack, police chief says

“You know some of the young people who lost their lives on Friday,” Ardern told the students. “It’s their names and their stories we need to keep telling.”

The prime minister invited questions from the assembly. The first was: “How are you?”

“Thank you for asking,” Ardern said. “I’m very sad.”

New Zealand will fall silent for two minutes this Friday to remember the victims of the massacre.

The call to prayer will be also broadcast over national television and radio uniting a country wracked by grief one week on.

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As Manafort faced his judgment day, Cohen was facing

  fresh attacks on his credibility amid accusations that he lied to Congress during his explosive testimony last week.

  Trump’s former attorney told lawmakers that he had never asked for and would not ac

cept a pardon from Trump. Yet multiple sources told CNN’s Gloria Borger that the prospect of a par

don was raised more than once between Cohen’s lawyer and attorneys representing the President.

  The matter is being investigated in Congress following Cohen’s public and private testimony before three congressional committees over the past two weeks.

  In question is whether there was an effort to seek a pardon or offer a pardon in exchange for

the cooperation who will go to prison in May after admitting tax and financial crimes and lying to Congress.

  Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who chairs the House Oversight Com

mittee, said he told Cohen that he would “nail you to the cross” if he did not tell the truth to lawmakers again.

  ”I’m going to study the transcript first, that’s No. 1. I’m going to see what the allegations are and then I’ll go from there,” Cummings told CNN’s Manu Raju.

  Trump is not waiting for any investigation to take a new shot at his former legal fixer, tw

eeting an MSNBC headline: “Cohen’s lawyer contradicts Cohen’s testimony about never seeking a Presidential Pardon.

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Govt to further reduce broadband, mobile internet ratesto nurt

hina will further cut the rates for broadband and mobile internet services, as the nation ste

ps up push to nurture innovation and speed up the growth of emerging industries, according to the an

nual Government Work Report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.

Li presented the report at the opening of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

This year, average broadband service rates for small and medium enterprises will be lowered by another 15 percent, an

d average rates for mobile internet services will be further cut by more than 20 percent, Li said.

According to him, more efforts will also be made to pursue Internet Plus initiative in all industries and sectors. China will upg

rade networks for distanced education and telemedicine, and expand the capacity of mobile telec

ommunications base stations, to provide faster and more reliable broadband connections for internet users.

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During the TCT Asia trade show last week, Stratasys also

unveiled the voxel-level 3D printing solution that allows users to exercise control of their design at volumetric pixel level with access to more materials.

For instance, it has teamed up with one car manufacturer to allow customers to customize car body p

atterns using 3D printing solutions, which Agam called a ‘true revolution”.

“Till now the 3D printing remains largely a B2B business. This is for the first time that

customers can come and actually have an impact on what the products are going to look like,” he said.

The company has rosy prospects on the technology’s adoption in automotive, medical and consumer electronics.

The Chinese government is making the development of additive ma

nufacturing technology in the country a priority. Foreign companies are encouraged to set up b

ranches and R&D centers in China, and a few domestic companies, which have already had their products rec

ognized internationally and will be able to compete in the international market, will be fostered.

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Embroidery offers a way to tackle povertye of Xihe county,

Pray, Lady Qiao, come to Earth this day. Teach me embroidery and how to sew… wisdom, joy and ingenuity, do on me bestow.”

In Xihe county of Longnan city, Gansu province, these lyrics are well known to women. The county is one of 189 in China des

ignated as poverty stricken, in which 223 out of 384 villages are deeply impoverished.

Xihe county is at the upper reaches of the Jialing River, south of the West Qinling Mo

untains, and as well as having its roots in farming is also known for its scenic beauty.

For centuries, women there have been highly skilled in needlewor

k. Legend has it that they were tutored by none other than Lady Qiao, also known as the “w

eaver maid”, and who was said to be the youngest daughter of China’s folkloric Queen Mother.

Lady Qiao (qiao means ingenuity) was endowed, it is said, with not o

nly good looks but also noble righteousness, and was a magnificent embroiderer.

So local girls and young women worship her, and in the week leading to the sevent

h day of the seventh month-according to the Chinese lunar calendar-they celebrate by singing, dancing and pray

ing in a tradition called qiqiao (asking for ingenuity) that can be traced back to before the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).

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hinese analysts say the UK can set an example for Eu

Chinese analysts hailed the UK’s move to deal with concerns about risks of cooperating with Huawei in 5G through technical measures, and said the UK has

et an example for other European countries on the issue to prevent the effects of the US.

Zhang Chi, a Chinese telecommunications industry observer, said a Huewei offcial in the UK told him that the UK set up a

special testing center composed of working staff from Huawei and technological officials from the UK an

d headed by the latter, which was one of the ways to limit the risk

s of using Huawei mentioned in a Financial Times report on Monday.

“Such a facility runs a thorough, transparent examination of Huawei’s device and operating c

ode, and Huawei products can only enter the UK’s network after passing such tests,” Zhang told the G

lobal Times on Monday, and such a testing system is wh

ere the UK draws confidence from in terms of managing risks.

“In the era of globalization, China will embrace the world with open arms. We also expect the UK to maint

ain its true nature of opening and making wise choices based

on its own interests and work with China to bring more benefits to

the Chinese and British people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry

spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a routine press conference on Monday.

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