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One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...

Fresh EU coronavirus recovery package has detractors up north

EU HEADS have agreed to set up a €540bn post-pandemic recovery fund, tied to the EU’s seven-year budget. European Council president Charles Michel, who chaired...

Oil price hits negative territory for the first time, Virgin Group...

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...

‘The halving’ approaches, and all eyes are on the value of...

A UK BITCOIN exchange says more people are entering the Bitcoin market in the run-up to the halving in May. A halving (sometimes called a...

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...

Streaming services basking in unprecedented demand from a currently ‘captive’ audience

IT'S AN ILL wind that blows no good, and Disney Plus is on the sweet end of a compensatory breeze from the pandemic. The video...

A menace by any other name: the ‘equaliser’ that just isn’t

By William Roman COVID-19 and coronavirus are the most common names for it, but some sociologists and economists are tentatively hailing the virus as the...

Shrimps, time bombs — and the need for some study of...

By William Roman PICK a word starting with “C”… no, not coronavirus; not yet, anyway. The C here stands for crustaceans. The humble shrimp, for instance....

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based drug firm enters into partnership to...

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...