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Saudi crown prince and Israel’s Netanyahu meet after Biden win

The quasi-clandestine meeting last Sunday in north-western Saudi Arabia between the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a first. It is probably premature to call it historic; the late King Hussein of Jordan held 45 secret meetings with the Israelis over three decades before signing a peace treaty… Continue reading Saudi crown prince and Israel’s Netanyahu meet after Biden win

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Sweden’s central bank expands bond-buying to ease Covid economic hit

Sweden’s central bank has expanded and extended its quantitative easing programme in an attempt to ease the economic effects of an increasingly damaging resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. The Riksbank said on Thursday that it would keep its interest rates at zero in the “coming years” and expand its asset purchase programme from SKr500bn ($58.7bn)… Continue reading Sweden’s central bank expands bond-buying to ease Covid economic hit

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UK Spending Review: There is no fiscal emergency

There is less than meets the eye to Rishi Sunak’s spending review: the UK chancellor’s statement to parliament offered few big changes to the budget trajectory the country was already on beyond additional short-term spending on the pandemic. Even so, the event was instructive — including outside the UK — for how it chose to… Continue reading UK Spending Review: There is no fiscal emergency

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Seasonally Spiced Herbal Libations – The Riga Black Balsam Chocolate & Mint Herbal Bitters is Tasty (TrendHunter.com)

The Riga Black Balsam Chocolate & Mint herbal bitters is a new libation from the Amber Beverage Group (ABG)-owned brand that is focused on providing consumers with an alternative libation to enjoy this holiday season. The limited-edition offering is positioned as being great for enjoyment in classic or hot cocktails and features a 30% ABV.… Continue reading Seasonally Spiced Herbal Libations – The Riga Black Balsam Chocolate & Mint Herbal Bitters is Tasty (TrendHunter.com)

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Plant-Based Shredded Cheeses – Moocho’s Cheese Shreds are Now Available in Dairy-Free Options (TrendHunter.com)

The Moocho’s cheese shreds have been expanded by the brand with a number of plant-based options for consumers to pick up when looking for a plant-based alternative to use in their favourite recipes. The products come in three varieties including Cheddar, Mozzarella and Fiesta Blend, which are all made using fermented cultures and aged using… Continue reading Plant-Based Shredded Cheeses – Moocho’s Cheese Shreds are Now Available in Dairy-Free Options (TrendHunter.com)

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Limited-Edition Seasonal Rums – These New Dead Man’s Fingers Rums Come in Four Flavours (TrendHunter.com)

A new lineup of Dead Man’s Fingers rum products are being launched by the brand just in time for the holidays to offer consumers a way to whip up high-quality cocktails at their leisure. The spirts come in four flavour options including Liquorice & Blackcurrant, Dragon Fruit, Banana and Cherry, which are each packaged in… Continue reading Limited-Edition Seasonal Rums – These New Dead Man’s Fingers Rums Come in Four Flavours (TrendHunter.com)

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The worrying precedent in China’s quarrel with Australia

“If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy”. That sentence, attributed to a Chinese government official, has been splashed all over the Australian press in recent days. It deserves to resonate well beyond that country’s shores. The rapid deterioration in the relationship between Beijing and Canberra is much more than a bilateral… Continue reading The worrying precedent in China’s quarrel with Australia

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Welsh government cries foul on post-Brexit farm funding

The Welsh government has accused Westminster of short-changing its farmers and rural communities by £137m and reneging on a promise to keep farm funding at the same level as before Brexit. Lesley Griffiths, environment minister in the Welsh administration, said the farm funding for Wales set out in the spending review was about 35 per… Continue reading Welsh government cries foul on post-Brexit farm funding

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European equities drift as surge in Covid cases saps optimism

European equities struggled for direction on Thursday, after a surge in coronavirus cases in the US and tightening restrictions in Europe held back a rally driven by optimism over Covid-19 vaccines. The benchmark Stoxx 600 index and Germany’s Xetra Dax were broadly flat in early trades, while the UK’s FTSE 100 fell 0.4 per cent.… Continue reading European equities drift as surge in Covid cases saps optimism

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Familial Pet Care Apps – The 'DogNote' App Lets Owners Share Pet-Related Info for Better Care (TrendHunter.com)

The ‘DogNote’ app is a solution for pet owners that will enable them to take better care of their furry friend by allowing them to easily share pertinent information between one another. The app is perfect for pets owned by a couple or a family and will provide them with a dedicated method of communicating… Continue reading Familial Pet Care Apps – The 'DogNote' App Lets Owners Share Pet-Related Info for Better Care (TrendHunter.com)