World financial markets rocked by China coronavirus

Oil and travel shares slide amid fears outbreak could hit growth in second largest economyChina coronavirus – live updatesFinancial markets around the world have been rattled by the coronavirus outbreak, with its centre in Wuhan, a city known as the Ch…

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Bank of England to consider adopting cryptocurrency

BoE one of central banks weighing potential benefits amid decline of cash and emergence of Facebook’s libra The Bank of England will examine how Britain could adopt a bitcoin-style digital currency as part of a global group of central banks that have j…

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Moving the House of Lords to York would do nothing to fix the north-south divide | Tom Kibasi

This tokenistic plan undermines the government’s claim that it wants to tackle regional inequalityA new House of Lords will not be built in York for a simple reason: such an endeavour is replete with political risk for the governing party while unlikel…

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Buoyant jobs market eases pressure on Bank of England to cut rates

Number in employment hits joint record high of 32.9 million in three months to NovemberBritain’s jobs market staged a stronger than expected recovery in the three months to November, according to official figures, easing pressure on Bank of England pol…

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UN report: half a billion people struggle to find adequate paid work

Study also shows global unemployment due to rise for the first time in a decade Nearly half a billion people around the world are struggling to find adequate paid work, trapping individuals in poverty and fuelling heightened levels of inequality, accor…

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Most Australian chief executives believe climate crisis a threat to business

Annual CEO survey found 65% of bosses were worried about climate, even before the bushfire crisis peakedAustralian company bosses are becoming increasingly concerned about the climate crisis and are expecting tough economic times in the year ahead, a n…

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