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Will rich people use a payment card of solid gold?

The UK's Royal Mint has issued a gold card with no spending limits for super rich clients
The UK's Royal Mint has issued a payment card made of gold and rich people who use it will have no limits on their spending. The card, which is composed of the precious metal, is operated by the financial group Accomplish and Simon Bradley, the head of partnerships, tells the BBC's Russell Padmore about the type of client who will want to have one.

(Picture: Gold payment card with coins. Copyright Royal Mint.)

BCC calls for economic boost

Our message to government is simple: put the economy at the forefront of your agenda. Amidst the ongoing political turbulence, businesses can’t afford for government to lose sight of its responsibility to create conditions that support growth and boost investment - much of which doesn’t require new primary legislation. That means action to lower the upfront costs hitting firms, boosting investment in infrastructure and skills, and providing considerable investment incentives to companies.

Adam MarshallDirector general of the British Chambers of Commerce

More talks needed before US deal, says China

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Bloomberg is reporting that China wants more talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the "phase one" trade deal outlined by President Donald Trump before Chinese President Xi Jinping agrees to sign it.

Beijing may send a delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He to finalise a written deal that could be signed by the presidents at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit next month in Chile, Bloomberg reported.