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A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Totaljobs shows London remains the most attractive city to live and work in, despite uncertainty around Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. The Global Talent Survey was based on a study of over 200,000 participants in 190 countries. London appealed most to highly educated people and those working [...]
Prime Minister Li Keqiang announced the new six per cent economic target today at the opening of this year’s National People’s Congress, and pledged to create more jobs in China’s cities. This marks a return to strong economic growth after China’s economy was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. In 2020 the economy only [...]
Cyprus said vaccinated British tourists will be allowed into the country from the start of May. However, international travel from the UK is currently banned until 17 May. The Cypriot government said yesterday they had told officials in Westminster that from May 1 tourists who have had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine would not [...]
A bipartisan group of eight governors from U.S. automotive states urged President Joe Biden today to do more to press semiconductor firms to address a global shortage of automotive chips that has cut some vehicle production. Governors of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, South Carolina, Alabama and Missouri co-wrote a letter to Biden asking him [...]
PM Boris Johnson said Britain is not facing a new age of remote working. In a video message today Johnson said British people would be “consumed again” by wanting to meet people in person once the economy reopens, and that this would have clear benefits for business. He added people will be commuting to city [...]
A Johnson & Johnson researcher said today that the company has received preliminary reports of two cases of severe allergic reactions in people who had received the company’s Covid-19 vaccine, including one case of anaphylaxis. Dr Macaya Douoguih, head of clinical development and medical affairs at the Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, said the [...]
A British family are selling a Vincent Van Gogh drawing for a record breaking $10m (£7.1m) to avoid a potential rise in capital gains tax in next Wednesday’s budget. Thomas Gibson, a London art dealer, and his three sons have decided to sell the Van Gogh alongside seven other works, including art by Lucian Freud [...]
Two men were sentenced to 36 years combined in prison today for their attempt to smuggle cocaine worth £32m into the UK in 2016. A National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation found that Juan David Perea Lopez, 26, of New Cross, London, and Bashar Fares Al-Safee, 31, from North Kensington, London, arranged to import 400kg of [...]
The French government has placed Dunkirk and Nice under weekend lockdowns, and Paris may soon follow suit. French health minister Olivier Véran announced on Wednesday a new lockdown in the city of Dunkirk and the Hauts de Flandres region for the next to weekends. The decision was made alongside local officials due to the “worrying [...]
PM Boris Johnson replaced Michael Gove as EU relations minister with Lord David Frost, chief negotiator of last year’s Brexit deal, on Wednesday. Downing Street said Frost would have a seat in cabinet and take over all responsibility for dealings with Brussels. The newly-appointed EU relations ministers wants to take a more “hardline” stance on [...]
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