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Letter: Ireland shows Scots the benefits of independence

Henry Mance (Report, FT Weekend, November 21) overlooks another important fuel for independence — Scotland has both an electoral system for its parliament and a parliament which is fit-for-purpose. This is in stark contrast to Westminster. The Scottish system cannot deliver an impregnable majority to a party with a minority share of votes as the… Continue reading Letter: Ireland shows Scots the benefits of independence

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Environmental Alcohol Brand Films – The Jack Daniel's Sustainability Campaign Shows its Eco Ethos (TrendHunter.com)

The Jack Daniel’s Sustainability campaign showcases the American whiskey brand’s dedication to building a more eco-friendly future. Shot on location at the Jack Daniel’s headquarters in Tennessee, this video features cameos by Alex Alvarez, Chief Production Officer at Brown-Forman, Donna Clark, Manager of Environmental Compliance at Brown-Forman, Phillip Epps, Global Brand Director for Jack Daniel’s… Continue reading Environmental Alcohol Brand Films – The Jack Daniel's Sustainability Campaign Shows its Eco Ethos (TrendHunter.com)

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Letter: Uganda shows need to align aid with principles

Your coverage of the police brutality on the streets of Kampala (“Uganda security forces shoot supporters of Bobi Wine”, FT.com, November 19) is welcome and much needed, but it fails to mention the complicity of western governments, including the UK. Uganda receives approximately $2bn of development assistance annually, with the UK expected to provide £130m… Continue reading Letter: Uganda shows need to align aid with principles

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AstraZeneca and Oxford university say vaccine shows high efficacy

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford university and AstraZeneca has shown greater than expected efficacy, a landmark finding that will boost hopes there is a way out of the pandemic for countries without access to jabs made by rival drugmakers. On Monday, Oxford and AstraZeneca said two different dosing regimens showed different levels of efficacy in… Continue reading AstraZeneca and Oxford university say vaccine shows high efficacy

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Outside the Box: There’s a way to fix the $4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how

In Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. His reply: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” He might as well be describing the prognosis for many of the nation’s 5,300 public pension funds, which hold $4.4 trillion in assets against what the Federal Reserve estimates to be $9 trillion in… Continue reading Outside the Box: There’s a way to fix the $4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how

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Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

The next six weeks are shaping up to be especially good for momentum strategies in the stock market. Such strategies lead investors to typically buy the winning stocks over the trailing year and sell (or sell short) the losers. This year the pattern is likely to be particularly strong, for two reasons. The first is… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

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Market turmoil shows need for more hedge fund scrutiny

The writer is a former counsellor to the US Treasury Secretary Once again hedge funds are facing increased scrutiny for their role in a crisis moment in financial markets. This time, regulators need to take more action. The Financial Stability Board, which gathers the world’s leading financial regulators and finance ministries, this week released a comprehensive… Continue reading Market turmoil shows need for more hedge fund scrutiny

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With Guccifest, Gucci swaps shows for short films

In May, when Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele announced the brand would be pulling out of Milan Fashion Week and rejecting seasonal shows for the foreseeable future, no one imagined the Italian brand would be starting up its own version. Yet, this week saw the launch of Gucci’s digital showcase — part fashion week, part… Continue reading With Guccifest, Gucci swaps shows for short films

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: Airbnb aims at $1 billion in first IPO filing, which shows ravaging effects of pandemic

Airbnb Inc. submitted its IPO filing Monday, becoming the latest big name to join the push to go public despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The global online rental marketplace’s business was severely impacted and continues to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Although it is starting to mount a comeback as it adjusts to the new… Continue reading : Airbnb aims at $1 billion in first IPO filing, which shows ravaging effects of pandemic

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Moderna’s Covid jab shows 94.5% efficacy in clinical trials

US biotech Moderna said its Covid-19 vaccine had shown 94.5 per cent efficacy in clinical trials, in the second positive set of results for a potential coronavirus shot in the past eight days. Last week, US giant Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech also said their vaccine, which uses the same messenger RNA technology, was found to… Continue reading Moderna’s Covid jab shows 94.5% efficacy in clinical trials