COVID-19 Business News

COVID-19 Business News

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North of England goes into reverse: ‘14 years of growth may be lost to...

REGIONS in the North of England could lose up to 14 years of growth in the wake of the pandemic, a study warns. The North...
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BA chief ejected as airline navigates Covid turbulence

AILING British Airways has announced a decision to remove Alex Cruz from his position as chief executive. His place will be taken by Aer Lingus...
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Fintech funding key to keeping SMEs strong after end of loans

ONE OF Europe’s largest business lenders says the fintech industry must be strengthened to support SMEs after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at...
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Technology to the rescue in fight to halt spread of virus

BV features a report from the World Bank on water initiatives in Africa to combat the transmission of Covid-19 LIKE many Malawians who live in...
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Mixed but generally positive responses to Sunak’s news of revised support package

By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK government’s new package of measures to support businesses through to March 2021 has met with differing responses from the business...
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Shipping data points to a rebound in world trade, UNCTAD report reveals

THE NUMBER of ships pulling into ports to unload and load containers rebounded in many parts of the world in the third quarter of...
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A nation of shopkeepers? Entrepreneurs, more like!

ENTREPRENEURIAL Britain is a two-day initiative planned for 2021 and designed “to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit” of UK towns and cities. The outbreak of Covid-19...
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Cybercrime is costing UK companies millions as hackers ramp-up attacks

Studies reveal worrying trends as platforms go out-of-date and cyber attacks increase. HAL WILLIAMS reports. SMALL businesses in the UK are targeted by up to...
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Holdun Family Office finds serenity and growth amid pandemic chaos — and you can...

Holdun’s uncorrelated Alternative Investment Funds provide shelter from the oscillations of the volatile equity market. MICHAEL O’CONNOR reports. THE FIRST half of 2020 has been...
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Second helping of aid for the UK’s self-employed

SELF-EMPLOYED people whose income has been hit by coronavirus can apply for a second support grant from the UK government. The first was launched in...