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By Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp is looking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion with the sale of its China and Hong Kong stores after the U.S. fast-food chain decided to keep "a significant minority stake in the business," a person with direct knowledge of the plans said on Tuesday. McDonald's wants exposure to future growth in the world's second-largest economy which is why it decided to maintain the stake, the person said. A McDonald's spokeswoman in Shanghai declined to comment.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's finance chief has refused to rule out the possibility that the country may continue paying into European Union coffers for access to the single market after leaving the bloc.