The German shipping company has opened its largest European hub in Rugby, England. The facility will process a record 1.5 million parcels a day, part of the company's effort to keep pace with booming UK e-commerce.
Britain will propose setting up an interim customs agreement with the EU after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade. But it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals, a possible sticking point.
Japan's cautious consumers are starting to loosen up, spending more and offering hope that domestic demand - and not just exports - will be strong enough to reflate an economy that has been sluggish for many years.