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Big Tech faces broad U.S. Justice Department antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny of Big Tech.

South Korea asks Japan not to drop it from smooth-trade list

South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions, saying it would undermine their decades-old economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade.

IQE starts production for second major customer at Newport plant

Cardiff-based IQE Plc said on Wednesday it had started initial production for a second major customer at its recently constructed Newport factory, with more contracts in the pipeline as it seeks to reassure investors about the impact of global trade restrictions on its business.

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