COVID-19 Business News

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Boutique offices are the new trend

By JOHN DROVER THE JLL Future of Work survey found that 75 percent of commercial real estate leaders believe that flexible working patterns are critical...
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Is your business metaverse-ready..?

By PETER GOULD The long awaited New Normal brings with it challenges and changes that are having immediate and profound effects on business. Many industries were...
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Corporate insolvencies as pandemic restrictions fade

By PATRICE CROSBOURNE THE UK Government Insolvency Service has released statistics for corporate insolvencies in England and Wales for May 2022. An increase in corporate insolvencies...
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Covid relief programme ‘looted by fraudsters’

UNITED States prosecutors are investigating “the largest fraud in US history” — billions of taxpayer dollars for coronavirus aid stolen and used to buy...
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Ukraine invasion could drive a recession and is crippling retail

Deloitte economist looks beyond the immediate tragedy of war to predict tough times ahead THE WAR in Ukraine has dramatically dialled up the risk of...
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Internal auditors ‘strategic advisers’ on online fraud

DATA AND tech company Kroll has issued a report on the changing role of internal audit in fraud risk-management since the start of the...
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TGIF, right? Hybrid- and home-working add flavour to Fridays

FRIDAYS may be everyone’s favourite weekday, but the last day of the working week sees 15 percent less business activity than Mondays to Thursdays. As...
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Gift from the pandemic: fresh ways of working and communicating

Flexibility contributes to gender equality in the workplace — without affecting your bottom line By RAE MORGAN STATISTICS brandished by companies as proof of progress in...
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Roaring ’20s, take two: Life returns to the high street

AS THE pandemic’s disruption fades, new patterns in consumer behaviour are taking shape. Increases in spending at the start of this year, coupled with the...
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The birth of the travel subscription model

By DANA DUNNE THE SIGNIFICANT increase in subscription spending during the pandemic has caught the attention of businesses across the globe. In fact, according to...