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ECB may let some banks pay dividends after December

The European Central Bank (ECB) will in December revisit its recommendation for euro zone banks not to pay dividends and may move to a more flexible, case-by-case approach, ECB board member Yves Mersch said on Friday.

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Irish PM not confident on prospects of EU/British trade deal

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Thursday that he was not confident that the European Union and Britain could strike a trade deal after London explicitly stated it would act outside international law by breaching their divorce treaty.

FILE PHOTO: European Union leaders summit in Brussels

Irish PM calls UK's Johnson to express concerns

Ireland's Prime Minister spoke to British counterpart Boris Johnson by telephone on Wednesday evening to express concern about a threat by a British minister to break international law in the implementation of its EU divorce treaty.

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