Soros gives $1bn to fund universities ‘and stop drift towards authoritarianism’

Philanthropist unveils plan for global network of institutions at Davos and attacks Trump as ‘ultimate narcissist’The philanthropist and former financier George Soros has announced that he is to donate $1bn to fund a new global network of universities …

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EU tech regulator backs UK plans for digital tax, despite Trump threats

Margrethe Vestager says EU will also tax tech firms who ‘create value but do not pay taxes’The European Union’s leading tech regulator has thrown her weight behind the British government’s plans to press ahead with a digital tax despite threats from Do…

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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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Javid seeks to calm business over EU rulebook after Brexit

Chancellor tells CBI in Davos there will be no unnecessary regulatory divergenceSajid Javid has sought to reassure business that there will be no wholesale dumping of EU regulations as he pledged there would be no divergence after Brexit for the sake o…

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