Monthly Archives: January 2022

Gavin Newsom, Eric Garcetti and London Breed were seen without masks at the Rams game despite LA restrictions

In photos posted online by NBA legend Magic Johnson, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and San Francisco Mayor London Breed pose without face masks at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. One picture shows Garcetti holding a mask. Los Angeles County’s mask mandate requires individuals — regardless of …

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Covid was an easy scapegoat for economic disruption, but Brexit is biting | Anand Menon

IIt’s been two years since the UK left the European Union, just over a year since it left the single market and customs union. But as a prominent Brexit supporter did pointed out, nobody seems to have starved. Admittedly, a low bar, but one takes what one can in these …

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Excluding Russia from the Swift system would not be surgical

Nuclear weapons are the only real – but unthinkable – nuclear option in a war. Some politicians and pundits nonetheless see Russia’s exclusion from the Swift payments alliance for banks as one in the West’s arsenal. It would fall short for more than definitional reasons. Around 100,000 Russian troops are …

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Is NEXT plc (LON:NXT) 63% ROE Impressive?

Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analyzing a stock. This article is intended for those who want to learn more about return on equity (ROE). We will use ROE to examine NEXT plc (LON:NXT) using a working example. Return on Equity, or …

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Winter Storm Cleanup Begins in New London | Connecticut News

NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) — Heavy snowfall is still occurring in eastern Connecticut as conditions improve in the state. Steven Belgrade said: “It’s pretty deep, I haven’t seen anything like that in a long time.” Gusty winds, 20 inches of snow and tricky roads have brought Winter Storm Bobby to …

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HAMISH MCRAE: No time to tax us

HAMISH MCRAE: Britain risks having the wrong mix of economic policies with interest rates that are too low and taxation too high By Hamish Mcrae, Financial Mail on Sunday Released: 21:50 GMT, 29 January 2022 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 29 January 2022 Britain runs the risk of combining the wrong …

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How the UK Government lost £4.9bn to Covid loan fraud | economic policy

In the closing days of April 2020, bankers and Treasury officials sat in front of laptops in makeshift home offices across the country, negotiating the terms of the government’s fastest-moving pandemic rescue plan. The country was in its sixth week of national lockdown following the Covid outbreak, and the Treasury …

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Thor Mining PLC’s strength is returning after drilling update

Among small caps, Thor Mining PLC’s (AIM:THR, OTC:THORF, ASX:THR) roller coaster week appears to be ending on a high. Shares of the junior company tumbled on Wednesday, only to rebound yesterday as it reported discovering some impressive gold-bearing indications from drilling at its Sterling prospect The results look typical of …

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Britain is aiming for leadership in global data protection, says new watchdog boss

The UK will take the lead in holding big tech accountable in a post-Brexit Britain without cumbersome European data regulations, according to John Edwards, the UK’s newly appointed information watchdog. Edwards said Europe’s general data protection regulation has introduced “quite a lot of friction and delays” into the system, particularly …

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Yourgene Health Plc (LON:YGEN)’s recent 13% pullback adds to its one-year losses, institutional owners could take drastic action

If you want to know who really controls Yourgene Health Plc (LON:YGEN), you need to look at the composition of the share register. We can see that institutions own the lion’s share of the company at 39%. In other words, the group is exposed to maximum upside (or downside risk). …

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The Justice Department has charged a man who allegedly sold a gun to the Texas synagogue kidnapper

Henry Williams, who was charged Tuesday with being a felon in possession of a firearm, allegedly sold a semi-automatic pistol to Malik Faisal Akram on January 13, according to a criminal complaint. Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, held four people hostage in the community of Beth Israel in an 11-hour …

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Making public-private partnerships work in Nigeria and other economies – UK Varsity Don

dr Augustine Arimoro Jan. 26 (THEWILL) — Dr. Augustine Arimoro, Lecturer in Law at Roehampton Law School, University of Roehampton, London, has explained how public-private partnerships (PPP) can be successful in Nigeria and other emerging economies to boost their economies. dr Arimoro, a University of Jos graduate and former Law …

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Equifax announces international expansion of its verification services

Equifax announced international expansion of its verification services based on the company’s multi-year investment in the Equifax Cloud. Verification Exchange, a secure, automated cloud-based service that streamlines the process of verifying employment and income information, is now available in Australia and the UK, shortly after the service’s launch and success …

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What is the Keller Group plc (LON:KLR) share price showing?

While Keller Group plc (LON:KLR) may not be the most well-known stock at the moment, it has received a lot of attention after a significant price move on the LSE over the past few months, at times rallying to £10.00 and falling to the lows from £8.52. Some stock price …

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As the city prepares for the future, businesses are rethinking their office downsizing

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:00 a.m Through: Tom Carroll Tom Carroll is EMEA Head of Research and Strategy at JLL The city’s pubs have come alive again after work-from-home restrictions were lifted last year (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Shortly after Boris Johnson announced the end of Plan B’s …

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Live News: FDA Revokes Approval for Covid Antibody Treatments

Boris Johnson’s prime ministerial office sank deeper into crisis on Monday after it emerged he was having a birthday party during England’s first lockdown in 2020, despite Covid rules at the time banning indoor social gatherings. Johnson has consistently denied hearing about parties at Downing Street, but he attended a …

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Should you leave your partner to avoid a hefty stamp duty bill?

Image source: Getty Images Share this page: Stamp duty Property tax – I will now refer to it simply as ‘stamp duty’ – is the tax levied on the purchase of UK property valued above a certain threshold. Thresholds vary slightly depending on where the property is located in the …

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Milbank ups the ante in the fight for talent with $215,000 in salaries for newly qualified attorneys

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10:32 am New York-headquartered law firm Milbank will pay its newly qualified (NQ) staff US$215,000 (£160,000) as the scramble for fresh legal talent continues through 2022. Newly qualified attorneys will get a $10,000 pay rise, according to Above the Law, and will see their salaries …

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With ASOS Plc (LON:ASC) down 4.3% this week, insiders may find some solace after selling £1.5m worth of shares earlier this year.

Insiders sold £1.5m worth of British pounds last year ASOS Plc (LON:ASC) at an average price of £51.00 per share, allowing them to get the most for their money. The company’s market cap plunged £101 million after the price fell 4.3% last week, but insiders have been able to limit …

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EU debt: Expat fears as Spain’s post-Covid debt spiral | world | Messages

The ailing economy could have a negative impact on the 360,000 British citizens currently living in Spain. According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, Spain recorded the second-highest deficit in the EU and the fourth-highest total debt in the entire bloc in the third quarter of 2021. …

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Get a bigger mortgage if you have a greener home, Halifax says

As banks fear rising energy prices will hit borrowers… Halifax’s big idea to sustain the mortgage boom: bigger loans if you have a greener home By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail on Sunday Released: 21:50 GMT, 22 January 2022 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 22 January 2022 Halifax is launching a “green …

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Amid the deep freeze, the city bus houses only a few homeless people

Breadcrumb Trail Links local news The city will continue to use a bus for the overcrowding from a winter homeless shelter this weekend as the bitter weather sharpens the focus on Londoners rooted in poverty. Publication date: January 21, 2022 • 48 minutes ago • 3 minutes read • 47 …

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Behind the mission to triple the number of female CEOs by 2025

Tara Cemlyn-Jones is a woman on a mission. The former investment banker wants to help almost triple the number of female CEOs in Britain’s largest companies – and fast. A quarter of a century ago, Dame Marjorie Scardino was appointed CEO of media company Pearson, making her the first female …

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Elderly couple who were illegal moneylenders had to pay back £136,623 or face jail time

An elderly couple who ran an illegal moneylending business have been ordered to pay back £136,623 over the next three months or face 18 months in jail. Alan and Joyce Fromson appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday after a criminal inquiry found their business – which operated without the …

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Banks in the UK are telling staff to return to offices

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Banks including Standard Chartered (STAN.L) and Citigroup (CN) have urged staff in the UK to return to the office and take advantage of the government’s lifting of work-from-home rules to combat the spread of COVID-19 . Goldman Sachs (GS.N) also plans to resume office work …

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Scotland’s economy to grow after Omicron slowdown

As more information emerges about the Omicron variant and restrictions are gradually eased, Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 4.8% this year. Analysis by KPMG UK forecasts that Scotland’s growth is then likely to moderate, settling at a more typical level of 2% in 2023. The …

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What next for UK mortgage rates? – Forbes UK consultant

News today from the Office for National Statistics shows that UK house prices rose 10% in the year to November 2021, up from 9.8% in the year to October. The cost of an average home was £271,000 in November, up from £246,000 compared to 12 months earlier. This price hike …

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‘Prolific’ burglar banned from City of London for 10 years after costing £40,000

A “prolific criminal” from south-east London has been banned from the City of London ten years after a burglary that cost businesses £40,000. Neville Patrick Stanbury, 52, of Old Kent Road, was arrested in October 2021 and charged with stealing electrical equipment from five buildings in the capital’s financial hub. …

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Should you be worried about United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU.) ROE?

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who want to learn more about return on equity (ROE) and why it matters. To keep the lesson hands-on, we’ll use ROE to better understand United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU.). Return on Equity …

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Microlise Group plc (LON:SAAS) financials are too opaque to tie to current share price dynamics: what’s in store for the stock?

Most readers should already know that Microlise Group (LON:SAAS) stock is up a substantial 14% over the past week. However, we have chosen to pay attention to the company’s fundamentals, which do not appear to be a clear indication of the company’s financial health. In this article, we have chosen …

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Industry is gearing up for the challenge of “net zero” manufacturing

Last October, the Volvo Group unveiled the world’s first vehicle made from ‘green’ steel. The autonomous electric truck weighs eight tons and is designed for use in quarries and mines. It was the result of an industrial partnership between Swedish steelmaker SSAB, state-owned power producer Vattenfall and iron ore mine …

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The UK is scrutinizing utility payments to protect consumers from high bills

The UK is considering a radical intervention in the electricity market, under which the state would make payments to utilities if wholesale gas prices rise sharply to soften the blow to consumers The proposal, pushed by energy companies, has been called “plausible” and “logical” by government insiders, but concedes that …

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Former Town Secretary Lord Myners dies aged 73

Lord Myners, who ran some of Britain’s best-known companies and helped shape Gordon Brown’s response to the 2008 financial crisis as his city minister, has died at the age of 73. The crossbench peer died in the early hours of Sunday, according to Edelman UK, where he served as chairman. …

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England Series Player Ratings, Joe Root, Joe Burns, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Stuart Broad

Mark Wood provided a glimmer of hope for England’s future but he couldn’t hide the miserable tour for most of their side, which ended in a terrible 4-0 defeat in the Ashes series. Joe Root went first with the bat but failed to break his centenary on Australian soil, leaving …

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New community lending library for Kennett Valley Primary School

A Calne CARPENTER has set up a community library for Kennet Valley Primary School in Lockeridge, delighting staff and students with his original take on the usual telephone bookshop. The unique new library was installed near the school gates in the playground so that the entire school community including children, …

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City of London criticized for accepting exemptions from vaccination in “good faith”.

Breadcrumb Trail Links local news There are no immediate plans to update City Hall‘s COVID-19 vaccine policy, despite an exemption request process that a policy expert says is a clear “way out” for employees to avoid vaccination. Publication date: January 14, 2022 • 5 hours before • 4 minutes read …

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BAE Systems boosts UK economy by £10bn

BAE Systems reveals the full extent of its contribution to the economy as the UK defense industry is besieged by foreign bidders By Francesca Washtell for the Daily Mail Released: 22:03 GMT, 14 January 2022 | Updated: 22:03 GMT, 14 January 2022 BAE Systems revealed the full extent of its …

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What you need to know about Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) investor composition

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)’s major shareholder groups have power over the company. Institutions often own stakes in more established companies, while it is not uncommon for insiders to own some smaller companies. We also tend to see less insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned. Whitbread has a market …

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BIG, Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Asif Khan Studio are among the shortlisted practices for the Barbican Center renovation

BIG, Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Asif Khan Studio are among the shortlisted practices for the Barbican Center renovation © Max Colson Courtesy of the Barbican Center divide divide Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp post or https://www.archdaily.com/975053/big-adjaye-associates-diller-scofidio-plus-renfro-asif-khan-studio-are-on-the-shortlisted-practices-for-barbican-centres-refurbishment The Barbican Center is about to undergo a major refurbishment and the City …

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Institutional investors are Eleco Plc’s (LON:ELCO) biggest bookies and have been rewarded after last week’s £14m market cap gain

Any investor in Eleco Plc (LON:ELCO) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. We can see that institutions own the lion’s share of the company at 55%. In other words, the group is exposed to maximum upside (or downside risk). And last week institutional investors benefited the most …

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Universities launch campaign to celebrate post-pandemic creative subjects

Cressida Cowell Research has found that almost two thirds of parents think creative university courses benefit the UK economy. The difficulties the creative industries are facing during the pandemic have prompted universities to launch a campaign that champions the contributions of creative subjects. The survey of more than 2,000 parents …

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US prices are rising at their fastest in 40 years

This article is an on-site version of our newsletter, The Road to Recovery. Sign up here to get the newsletter straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening It was another milestone day for inflation news. Figures released today showed that US prices rose at the fastest rate …

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The London landfill will be full by 2024 and politicians will have to decide what to do

With the city’s landfill expected to reach capacity in two years, the City of London will attend a committee meeting on Tuesday to discuss expanding the facility in the south. City officials recommend politicians agree to a doubling of the current capacity by increasing the maximum height of the site …

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Rotork plc (LON: ROR) stock is down, but fundamentals look strong: is the market wrong?

With its stock down 3.4% over the past week, it’s easy to ignore Rotork (LON: ROR). However, stock prices are usually determined by a company’s long-term financial performance, which in this case looks quite promising. In this article, we’ve chosen to focus on Rotork’s ROE. ROE, or return on equity, …

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Omicron’s impact on the UK economy is expected to be modest

Boris Johnson’s decision to weather the Omicron wave of Covid-19 infection with minimal restrictions could prove to be the right demand for the UK economy, according to scientists who specialize in links between epidemics and economic data. You have accused the ministers of determining their policies on the basis of …

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With property prices at record highs in 2022, should you sell your home?

Image source: Getty Images Share this page: When you own your home, you have a valuable asset that could make you significant profits if you play your cards right. With house prices at an all-time high and inflation showing no signs of calming, many homeowners are wondering if now is …

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PLC success story can be measured in terms of university offers and jobs

Nine out of ten of Denis Leonard’s Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) class in 2021 were either employed or had completed a college education within months of leaving his continuing education academy last year. he numbers illustrate the enormous value of the PLC option for the orientation of school leavers. Around every …

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THG stock data on allegations of “irregular trading in their stocks” | GHG

UK online retailer THG has released information to regulators about a coordinated attack on the share price of billionaire founder Matthew Molding. THG, formerly known as Hut Group, disclosed data to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about the allegedly irregular trading of its shares. THG went public as one of …

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Mark Drakeford says he “totally dismisses” claims by the UK Minister that his restrictions are damaging Wales’ economy

// = do_shortcode (‘[in-content-square]’)?> Mark Drakeford on Sky News today The First Minister said he “totally rejects” claims by UK ministers that restrictions in Wales are damaging the country’s economy. Mark Drakeford was asked by Trevor Phillips Sky news what he made of the suggestions that the Welsh economy would …

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Heathrow and Gatwick: British tourists traveling to the EU will have to pay the fare under the new rule in 2022

Many Londoners will hope that 2022 will be the year when holidays are finally back on the cards after nearly two years of travel uncertainty. If you’re looking for sunnier climbs, many are looking straight across the English Channel to Europe. However, since the UK left the EU in January …

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UK construction growth slows despite improved supply chain | Construction industry

Growth in the UK construction industry slowed in December as the impact of Omicron offset construction companies’ profits from the dwindling disruption in the supply chain. Figures from IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Cips) showed that construction companies closing in 2021 are on a weaker …

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Analysis of the Functional Safety Devices market for 2021 by leading key players

New Jersey, United States, – Global Functional Safety Devices Market Report is one of the most comprehensive and vital additions to the Market Research Intellect market research archive. Provides in-depth research and analysis on key aspects of the global Functional Safety Device Market. The market analysts who created the report …

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Which P2P lending platforms have their own apps?

EasyMoney launched its first app last month in response to demand from lenders, based on research that found that many younger investors choose their providers for the quality of their mobile apps. They’re just the latest in peer-to-peer lending platform to prioritize mobile banking. P2P lenders are increasingly moving into …

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The major institutional owners of RBG Holdings plc (LON: RBGP) must be pleased as the stock continues to impress, up 12% over the past week

Every investor in RBG Holdings plc (LON: RBGP) should be aware of the most powerful groups of shareholders. With 36% of the shares, institutions own the maximum shares in the company. In other words, the group will gain (or lose most) most of its investment in the company. The 12% …

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London is considering $ 40 million for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure from unused BRT funds

London, Ontario. – It would be one of the largest active transport investments ever made in London. In a new report, the city engineer recommends that the council allocate $ 10.7 million to unleash the remaining $ 29.3 million in high-level government funding in the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program …

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The Last of Us 2 multiplayer free-to-play notice found in job posting

The Last of Us Part 2’s multiplayer mode could be free to play, according to a new Naughty Dog job ad. The listing (via ScreenRant) is for a senior monetization / business designer in the studio and states that the job will “focus on in-game initiatives to increase revenue and …

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Digital Lending Platforms Market Size, Trends, Forecast to 2029

New Jersey, United States, – the Digital Loan Platform Market is carefully examined in the report and essentially focuses on the key players and their business tactics, geographic expansion, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and pricing and cost structure. Each section of the research study is specially prepared to examine …

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Industrial Internet Connectivity Tracker Market Size, Scope, Forecast to 2029

New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Reports shows that the Industrial Internet Connectivity Trackers Market is expected to grow at a great pace in the years to come. Analysts examined market drivers, restraints, risks and openings in the world market. The Industrial Internet Connectivity …

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What the name of each city means

Pokémon sword and shield continues the series tradition of giving all place names a uniform theme. The first generation cities are all known to be named after colors, with the starting location, Pallet Town, representing the metaphorical palette that allows access to all colors. The symbolism isn’t quite as strong …

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This investment platform supports India’s startup ecosystem as a guide

We Founder Circle (WFC), a founder-led startup investment platform, closed the first year with 33 startup investments, making it the second largest early-stage investor of the year. The platform has grown into one of the fastest growing angel network communities, and has already raised $ 20 million in funding for …

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Londoners celebrate the parts of London that are considered “s ***” and that they secretly love

Each quarter of the capital has such a different character that the city could almost be described as the location of many mini-cities. Likewise, every Londoner has their own quirky and popular places that don’t seem special or appealing to anyone. And they went to Reddit to argue passionately about …

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The relief of the COVID era ends with the small business trapped on a “bad trip” as Omicron soars

A COVID-era recovery loan deadline expired on Friday, and questions remain about how much money is available to support small businesses Crouch down while the Omicron variant soars across the economy. Small business owners had until Friday to apply for the regular Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Targeted …

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Are Countryside Properties PLC (LON: CSP) mixed financials driving the negative sentiment?

It’s hard to rejoice when you look at Countryside Properties (LON: CSP) recent performance, when the stock is down 9.5% over the past three months. It seems that the market has completely ignored the positive aspects of the company’s fundamentals and has chosen to give more consideration to the negative …

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