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Source: Global News

Alexisonfire releases first single in 9 years, ‘Familiar Drugs’

Saturday 20:55 GMT

The band began to tease fans with a short clip and a series of images throughout February and speculation pointed to either new music or an Alexisonfire tour.

Along with Familiar Drugs, the band revealed plans for four shows this year throughout England, the United States and one exclusive Canadian show. Dallas Green talks new live album and how City and Colour celebrates Canada. Familiar Drugs is now available on all major streaming platforms.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Big firms weigh in as France looks to revive offshore wind

Saturday 05:09 GMT

A French wind power tender has attracted interest from a slew of international energy heavyweights, signaling that France’s offshore wind industry could finally be taking off after years of missteps.

Now, France is making a new start, auctioning a modest 600 MW in the northern town of Dunkirk in a tender it hopes will finally exploit some of the best offshore wind potential in Europe. Ten interested companies or consortia, including some of Europe’s leading offshore wind developers, have been shortlisted to submit bids by a March 15 deadline, although one has pulled out, according to three industry sources.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Alibaba in talks on stake in China operations of...

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks with Germany’s Metro about taking a stake in the German wholesaler’s China operations, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Global Commerce (EPGC), a vehicle co-owned by Kretinsky and Slovak investor Patrik Tkac, is expected to have the financing and other arrangements in place to be able to announce a tender offer for Metro as early as March, the people added.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: China offers to end market-distorting subsidies but...

Saturday 04:14 GMT

China has pledged to end market-distorting subsidies for its domestic industries but offered no details on how it would achieve that goal, according to three people familiar with the U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing this week.

China promised to bring all subsidy programs into compliance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the sources said, but U.S. negotiators reacted skeptically, in part because China has long refused to disclose its subsidies.


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