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3G asks investors for more time to find next megadeal

3G Capital, which is investing alongside Warren Buffett, is looking to hold its investors’ money longer as coronavirus uncertainty and sky-high valuations delay its next mega-plan, people knowledgeable about the matter say. The Brazilian-American investment group behind Kraft Heinz, Burger King and Tim Hortons has been chasing a megadeal since it failed to orchestrate the… Continue reading 3G asks investors for more time to find next megadeal

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Brussels warns Brexit talks remain bogged down as time grows short

Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday that with only 37 days to go before Britain leaves the EU’s single market, it remained impossible to predict whether the UK would have a trade deal with Brussels. In an address to MEPs, the European Commission president confirmed that “genuine progress” had been made on a “number… Continue reading Brussels warns Brexit talks remain bogged down as time grows short

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Coronavirus latest: Hong Kong shuts bars and clubs for 3rd time in bid to curb surge

Business travellers coming into England for trips of up to three days could be exempt from the quarantine system under plans floated on Tuesday. A government task force said in a report that the exemption could be introduced in early 2021, although the visitors would be banned from socialising while in England. The makers of… Continue reading Coronavirus latest: Hong Kong shuts bars and clubs for 3rd time in bid to curb surge

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Charles Webster’s Decision Time — warm, subtly detailed electronic music

Charles Webster emerged in UK dance music in the 1990s, during the era of the superstar DJ and the super-club. He made his name in deep house, the slower, more soulful offshoot of house music. He was never a showman or would-be rock star, like other DJs of the time. There were no on-brand tales… Continue reading Charles Webster’s Decision Time — warm, subtly detailed electronic music

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Brexit crunch time? Traders say maybe later

For foreign exchange markets, the supposed crunch time in Brexit talks next week is looking decidedly soggy. Key figures in the talks between the UK and the EU have suggested that the two sides could find common ground on the last outstanding issues next week, raising hopes that a trade deal could be agreed before… Continue reading Brexit crunch time? Traders say maybe later

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Iron ore set to average $100 a tonne for the first time since 2013

Iron ore, the steelmaking ingredient that is the biggest generator of profits for leading miners, is on course to average $100 a tonne over the year for the first time since 2013. The resilience of the material has helped the mining industry sidestep the worst damage from the coronavirus pandemic, which has hammered other sectors… Continue reading Iron ore set to average $100 a tonne for the first time since 2013

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AI Business Development Bots – The 'Maya' AI Business Bot Saves Time on Operations and R&D (TrendHunter.com)

The ‘Maya’ AI business bot is a virtual solution for entrepreneurs that will help them to automate some of their workflow to reduce the amount of time they need to spend on specific tasks. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution works by helping to manage operations as well as R&D, which could enable the entrepreneur to… Continue reading AI Business Development Bots – The 'Maya' AI Business Bot Saves Time on Operations and R&D (TrendHunter.com)

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Antibiotic resistance: a matter of time

You can enable subtitles (captions) in the video player It’s 1928 and a Petri dish left beside an open window is about to revolutionize modern medicine. Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovers that something in the mold growing in the dish is killing bacteria. It is penicillin, the first antibiotic. This wonder drug, and other antibiotics,… Continue reading Antibiotic resistance: a matter of time

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Boris Johnson: Now is the time to plan our green recovery

The writer is UK prime minister Slowly but surely humanity is taking the upper hand in the fight against the virus. We have not won yet. There are still hard weeks and months to come. But with better drugs, testing and a range of vaccines, we know in our hearts that next year we will… Continue reading Boris Johnson: Now is the time to plan our green recovery

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Letter: Time to stop undermining America’s election result

Democratic systems of government are based on the premise that the people elect representatives to govern in the people’s interests, hence Abraham Lincoln’s tenet that in a democracy government should be “of the people, by the people, for the people”. Those elected to govern do so by primarily using and enacting laws to implement policies.… Continue reading Letter: Time to stop undermining America’s election result