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Swiss police use rubber bullets, teargas and water cannons to disperse Bern protest against Covid passports
Police in Switzerland’s de facto capital of Bern fortified the parliament building and used water cannons, teargas and rubber bullets to forcibly disperse a crowd protesting against the government-mandated Covid-19 passports.
Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, cluster of 55 people in… Pfizer offices
Singapore's health ministry reported 1,504 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.
Energy crisis, labour shortages and supply chain issues hitting the UK - here's what we're short of and the industries under threat
From "cancelled" Christmas dinners to numerous energy suppliers collapsing and items missing from supermarket shelves, many industry experts claim Britain is in crisis.
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Bank of England ramps up inflation forecast again but takes no action to help cool prices
The Bank cuts its expectations for UK growth and sees a greater risk to inflation from next spring as increased energy costs filter through.
Delivery Robots Ease Shopping In UK Town
According to the robots' operators, the squat white machines came into their own when Britain locked down last year as coronavirus hit the country.
Nobel Prizes In Science, Literature To Be Awarded In Winners' Home Countries
Nobel Prizes 2021: The Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation said uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and international travel possibilities is the reason why the laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their ho...
Why are UK businesses being hit by shortages at the moment?
This summer, the economy has been hit by several factors including labour shortages, new immigration rules, and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's Warning For Staff Who "Leak Confidential Information"
The Apple CEO’s email warning employees against leaking company information has also been leaked.
British Airways scraps plans to reintroduce short-haul flights from Gatwick post-COVID
The carrier says it was "disappointed" about not securing a deal with pilots' union Balpa, which would enable it to form a short-haul subsidiary at the West Sussex airport.
China to Sell Over 7 Million Barrels of State Reserve Crude Oil in First-Ever Auction
Beijing's intention to sell its crude oil was unveiled earlier in September by the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, but without providing any details on the time or the amount of barrels to be sold.
Wall Street Falls as Pandemic-Era Low in US Jobless Claims Triggers Fed's Taper Fears
US stocks fell broadly for a fourth day in a row on Thursday after another Federal Reserve official advocated this week for a prompt taper of the central bank’s long-running economic stimulus.
UBS Warns Investors Against Hopes of ‘Reset’ in US-China Relations Under Biden
US-China relations soured under the administration of president Donald Trump, marred by escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat sanctions. Since the present president, Joe Biden, was sworn in, political and business stakeholders have s...
Why French start-ups had a record year despite COVID
Only 11 per cent of CEOs for French start-ups were women, a new report by EY shows.
What is a crypto wallet? You could soon get one with Robinhood
Customers of Robinhood, which benefited from a boom in retail trading during the COVID pandemic, have long asked for crypto wallets.
Ireland’s health service using 30,000 outdated PCs after cyberattack
Six months after the HSE’s entire IT system was compromised, Irish lawmakers are demanding to know why it is still using outdated computers.
Analysis: Europe is paying record prices for energy. A winter crisis looms
Energy prices are skyrocketing, and as winter approaches, Europe is getting worried.
German elections: Businesses face future without Merkel
Europe's powerhouse stands on the brink of significant political upheaval.
Core member of June 4 vigil group urges members to resist calls to disband
Chow Hang-tung, vice-chairwoman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, says disbanding is wrong move.
How 'nerd' culture powered through the pandemic
When graphic design graduate, Rachel Smythe, 35, tried to get a foot in the door of New Zealand's creative industry in 2008, she was rejected at every turn.
Rice noodle chain owner targets HK$1.4 billion in Hong Kong IPO
Hong Kong restaurant chain owner Tam Jai International has launched an HK$1.4 billion (US$180 million) initial public offering as the city’s stock market picked up by the most in almost two weeks.
Sichuan to offer "panda city" internships to HK teens
Hong Kong teens will soon be able to go on internships trips to the “panda city” in Wolong as part of the SAR's cooperation projects with Sichuan.
Three hospitals to set up Covid-19 jab stations next week
The Hospital Authority will set up vaccination stations at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital next week.
Hong Kong finance crisis could hit £500m Nestlé Tower scheme
Work on an ‘iconic’ town centre tower block seems to have been halted, as reports from China suggest the company behind the project may be struggling.
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