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Europe

Britain sees Brexit progress
“Brexit negotiations have stepped up before the summit next Wednesday and Thursday, and the EU has signalled that its officials believe a deal is within grasp. But one of the most difficult obstacles to securing the so-called withdrawal agreement, the Irish border, has yet to be resolved.”
[Reuters]

Five biggest obstacles to a Brexit deal
“Here are the five key elements of the mooted plans, and who opposes them, that could still make the wheels fall off in the Brexit home straight. Some version of these proposals will emerge out of the coming talks.”
[Politico]

Brexit could halve EU exports to Britain
“The automotive industry would be most affected with one-fifth UK tariffs paid by the German automotive industry and the British automotive industry paying one-third of EU tariffs.”
[EUobserver]

Cambodia’s Hun Sen defiant despite EU trade threat
“The EU warned that it had launched a six-month review of Cambodia’s duty-free access to the EU, meaning garments, sugar and other exports could face tariffs within 12 months.”
[Euractiv]

Middle East

Turkey to impose quotas on steel imports from 17 October 
“An additional 25 percent duty [will be imposed] on any imports above the quotas.”
[Steel Guru]

Turkey eases ban on foreign currencies in business agreements
“Turkey has announced exemptions to its ban on using foreign currencies in business agreements, including export-related contracts, capital market instruments and employment contracts involving foreigners, the Official Gazette said.”
[Hurriyet Daily News]

Africa

Construction on multi-purpose port in Somaliland begins
[Emirates News Agency]