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The toughest stage of the Covid-19 pandemic lies ahead for poorer countries, writes Tony Blair. Here are three ways… UK has urged universities to be ‘as flexible as possible’ in admissions as forthcoming grades may not be fair f… Johnson blocked a radical proposal by Michael Gove to shore up the union by inviting Nicola Sturgeon to atten… Truss is passionate about British cheese’s place in international markets. She achieved cult status on social me…
Retweeted by Financial TimesUber claimed that the ‘vast majority’ of its drivers wanted to work independently, and not be classified as employe… Rachman: Narendra Modi is a Hindu nationalist. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an Islamist. The two leaders look lik… FT View: How events in Belarus will unfold in coming days cannot be predicted. Yet a tipping point has been rea… spectacular gains for Apple Daily owner Next Digital - up 944% since Jimmy Lai's arrest - pushed shares above…
Retweeted by Financial TimesDonald Trump told reporters on Monday that a person had been shot outside the White House perimeter and taken to ho… minister Hassan Diab blamed ‘political corruption’ for a massive explosion last week as Lebanon’s government… Rubicon crossed: a 10-year junk-rated US corporate bond priced with a coupon below 3%, a record low. Story…
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Retweeted by Financial TimesDaily coronavirus thread: US cases topped 5m on Monday, Singapore’s economy contracted 13.2% in the second quarter… aims to become renewable energy export superpower Rubicon crossed: a 10-year junk bond below 3%, Hong Kong. While you were sleeping, this was our most read story:
UK trade deal with Japan stalls over blue cheese demands latest: US struggles with pandemic as caseload tops 5m an interview with the FT, Brazil’s former health minister has warned that the country’s response to the coronavi… interrupts briefing after person shot outside White House'It probably is a no-brainer. Working in the senior leadership team is likely to expose you to all sorts of people,… and Lyft told to treat drivers as employees in California faces further night of protests over Belarus polls'If the flavour combination works on a spoon, it will probably work on a pizza' – Ajesh Patalay speaks to the maste… Martin: Some people clearly want to get out of the city, and good luck to them. But for me, the notion of liv… published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Tuesday August 11 published: front page of the Financial Times international edition Tuesday August 11’s army of contact tracers will be assigned to local authorities this month following successful trials Chicago has been hit by widespread looting, hours after police shot a young man in a predominantly black n…’s government resigned as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut…’s Takehiko Kakiuchi says the pandemic has forced Japanese companies to modernise their business practices Britain create a 'green jobs revolution'? The £2bn 'green homes grant', announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak,… Rachman: Narendra Modi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have grandiose views of themselves as refounders of their ow… Johnson has insisted England’s schools will reopen in September and would only close again as a last resort i… the pandemic has devastated the US economy, imperilling his re-election, Mr Trump has ditched his reluctance to… has some of the fastest eroding cliffs in Europe, with land disappearing at a rate of 4 metres a year in so… to read: Banks are facing their toughest test since the financial crisis of 2008, as untold millions of compan… in Kodak opened 40% lower after the federal government said it would not move forward with a heavily scrutin… Sixteen-year-old Qais Hussain shares what it is like being ‘the subject of a gigantic educational experime… 'China has absorbed the US's best anti-poverty practices and adapted them to the Chinese setting … Yet the… in Belarus said at least one person had died and scores more were injured when protests erupted after exi… news: McDonald’s has sued its former chief executive Steve Easterbrook, alleging that he fraudulently hid… International pressure on Brazil can work. In fact, it should increase in: Shares in the Hong Kong media group controlled by Jimmy Lai nearly tripled today following the arrest of t… is it like to start a business during the pandemic? Entrepreneurs share their experiences with the FT’s… rights holders have stepped up a campaign for royalty payments by confronting Jeff Bezos for showing ‘wilful… World Food Programme warned that ‘the severe damage to the Port of Beirut could limit the flow of food supplies… of garment workers in Asia have been deprived of $6bn in wages after the world’s biggest fashion brands ca… is LinkedIn's moment- but don't believe everything you read there. My column on how to network smartly online.…
Retweeted by Financial TimesAnalysis: Governments around the world are planning to give the first doses of a proven Covid-19 vaccine to healthc… electric cars become more prevalent, petrol stations seem an unlikely place to make a $21bn gamble. Yet Japan’s… house in London is up for sale for £185m, a lower price than the seller intended due to Brexit and the pandemic.… in: China will impose sanctions against 11 US citizens, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in respon… for chief executives at the 30 largest companies in the UK fell almost a tenth last year, marking a five-year l… Chinese espionage in the news, Andrew Hill asks whether we should rethink the ways we use LinkedIn… UK has some of the fastest-eroding cliffs in Europe, with land disappearing at a rate of 4 metres per year in s… View: In the next lockdown, schools should close last
Retweeted by Financial TimesOne in three British businesses are planning job cuts as the government’s furlough scheme winds down, a new survey… forests have been razed at an alarming rate during the pandemic, with ‘forest loss alerts' — a warning sys… UK tax authority has opened 246 investigations into professional footballers, up from 87 the prior year M&A deals are back from a pandemic downturn — eight deals of more than $10bn have been signed in the pa… Azar, US health secretary, is the most senior US cabinet official to visit Taiwan since Washington broke off d… Foroohar: Perhaps the biggest trade shift of all is the way in which the two superpowers are trading places no longer has Europe’s most lenient approach to coronavirus, nor the highest number of deaths per capita. It… Belarusian presidential election this century has been judged free and fair by international observers, and Sund… on Sunday dismissed Donald Trump’s executive action to bypass lawmakers on economic stimulus as ‘weak and… Exclusive: A Singaporean businessman with multiple ties to Wirecard has been charged with falsification of accou… Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of ‘collaborating with foreign forces’ under the ne… story by @ft's Sun Yu on how in China, the ratings agencies aren't really for rating risk, but for directing t…
Retweeted by Financial TimesDaily coronavirus thread: China’s July consumer prices rose due to higher food costs, Singapore said it tested all… Korean mom-and-pop investors hit by plunge in Brazil’s real rating agencies in record boost of local government vehicles, Hong Kong. While you were sleeping, this was our most read story:
Coronavirus latest: One in three child patients needs intensive care, says CDC charges Wirecard agent with falsification of accounts published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Monday August 10 published: front page of the Financial Times international edition Monday August 10 lead M&A revival as big companies bulk up Tett on America’s university challenge: can students be persuaded to rein in their partying to make campuse…'t miss an #FTWeekendFestival interview on Sept 5 with US poet Claudia Rankine. Tune in live to hear about her n… say Trump’s virus orders are ‘unconstitutional’ astonishingly good but predictably bad AI program for a drink? Paris's best-kept secret corners for al fresco aperitifs show industry awaits world where people can mingle again report reveals ‘dramatic’ Covid shift to electronic bond trading great trade unwindingé has outsold white wine in France since 2009, so what’s the secret behind its seemingly unstoppable rise? steps up opposition crackdown as voters go to polls leaders to hold Lebanon aid conference the world, the average woman’s annual income is $11,500, compared to $21,500 for a man, the World Economic F… to halt arms imports worth billions in local procurement push Aramco sticks to dividend pledge despite 73% earnings drop urban summer terraces to tastings in Tuscany delivered on an Ape Piaggio three-wheeled truck – here’s our sele… you remember the first time you heard Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight? Nearly 40 years after its release… an extensive intelligence network to know your markets chief says growth shows turnround is on course’s disappearing coastline: ‘Right now we abandon people’ next for Dalston, Homerton, Hackney Wick and other fashionable areas of east London? During lockdown, these we… smartphone maker Realme takes on emerging Asian markets’s pandemic no longer stands out