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Climate concerns increasingly pick up as coal mining ban attracts support, says Lowy

For example, nearly three-quarters of respondents agreed that “the benefits of taking further action on climate change would outweigh the costs”, with less than a quarter saying otherwise. “This is a really solid result” because the climate debate had been “bogged down for so long above the costs,” Ms. Kassam …

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EU plans to tax jet fuel to cut emissions

The European Union (EU) seeks to extend energy taxation to the aviation industry as the bloc redoubles its efforts to increase its chances of achieving European Green Deal targets for carbon neutrality by 2050 . At a weekend meeting of EU finance ministers in Lisbon, ministers generally supported a proposal …

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Kainos Doubles Profits for 11th Consecutive Year of Growth

The pre-tax profit of Northern Ireland software company Kainos more than doubled last year, recording its 11th consecutive year of growth. Kainos, which provides digital technology services and platforms to clients such as the National Health Service (NHS), was established in 1986 as a spin-off company from Queen’s University Belfast. …

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United States Administers 285.7 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Bloomberg Border debt shines like an unlikely haven in a world of rising rates (Bloomberg) – As the hunt for investments capable of withstanding rising interest rates accelerates, cross-border assets gain popularity against their larger peers in emerging markets. world have posted a 2.6% return this year, keeping pace. with …

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Discussions on the road to recovery in the EU at the informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers

“Despite the recent improvement in the EU’s economic outlook, the uneven effect of the epidemic on different groups of people, businesses and sectors remains a challenge. Therefore, we need to develop measures that will improve the effectiveness of the recovery and inclusiveness as well as stimulating growth through investment. It …

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NHC says subtropical storm Ana is forming over Atlantic

Bloomberg World’s best rally at Morgan Stanley in Newton looking at Europe (Bloomberg) – For so long lagging behind global stock markets, European stocks are back in favor and with Credit Suisse Group AG and Morgan Stanley joining an increasingly bullish chorus, investors are taking note. Eurozone blue chips have …

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Snap CEO Says Company ‘Happy’ to Pay App Store Tax, Accepts ATT Feature

Amid Epic Games’ intense lawsuit against Apple over how it runs the App Store, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel shared the company’s positive take on Apple’s 30% commission and the new application tracking transparency feature that has caught the ire of Facebook and the advertising industry. In an interview with CNBC …

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China’s obsession with financial secrecy causes problems in Africa … even when it gives $ 55 million

This week he emerged Beijing had secretly offered Sierra Leone $ 55 million to fund a controversial “fishing port” on an undeveloped stretch of coast that supports the local fishing industry, borders protected rainforest, and is home to endangered turtles and pangolins. The deal was only discovered after residents of …

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US SEC Chairman Says Greater Investor Protection Needed On Crypto Exchanges

By John McCrank (Reuters) – US Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Gary Gensler said on Thursday he wanted to see more regulation regarding cryptocurrency exchanges, including those that only trade bitcoin and are currently not obliged to register with his agency. “This is a fairly volatile, one could say very …

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Letters to the editor of Argus-Courier on May 6

Bathtubs a silver sink EDITOR: The goal of the Petaluma Public Art Committee meeting in April was to discuss A Fine Balance, aka the Tubs, which has been on hold since September 2019. Staff pointed out three options: resume the project in our downtown area. historical; to move out; or …

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