Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira.

“If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency,” he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday.

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Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday, saying “millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me” if he is found guilty.

Wilders, 53, who had previously shunned hearings held at a high-security courthouse near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, addressed a three-judge bench at the end of the three-week trial which will formally be closed on Friday.

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Sixty Conservative MPs, including seven ex-cabinet ministers, are calling for Britain to quit the single market and customs union when it leaves the EU.

Writing in the Telegraph, Suella Fernandes MP said only in leaving would the UK “truly be a beacon of international free trade”.

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Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy suggested Europe impose a carbon tax on all U.S. products if President-elect Donald Trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Over 100 countries have ratified the 2015 Paris deal to curb carbon emissions in an effort to tackle climate change. Trump, a climate change denier, promised to withdraw from the agreement during his campaign.

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Four years after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office with a promise to revive his country’s moribund economy, that pledge is still largely unfilled.

The latest blow came with the GOP sweep of the U.S. election, which all but killed an Obama administration Pacific-region trade deal that had already been on life support.

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