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UK watchdog ups pressure for more Black staff in financial firms

Britain's financial watchdog said on Thursday it was examining how it could use its powers to boost the number of Black employees in financial firms, particularly at senior levels.
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Young UK investors choose cryptocurrencies over stocks

Young British investors are twice as likely to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they are to buy stocks, a survey by U.S. financial group Charles Schwab (SCHW.N) indicated on Thursday.
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The Latest: German 'emergency brake' plan clears last hurdle

A plan by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
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UK condemns killing of Chad's president, calls for end to violence

Britain on Thursday condemned the killing of Chad's leader and called for an end to violence as the slain leader's son took over as president and armed forces commander, dissolving the government as rebel forces threatened to march on the capital.
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Dyson moves residency back to UK as text dispute refuses to die down

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
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UK factories expect strongest rebound since 1973 after COVID-19

British manufacturers' hopes for an economic rebound rose to their strongest in 48 years this month as the country began to recover from the slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Confederation of British Industry said on Thursday.
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UK manufacturers' hopes for rebound strongest since 1973

British manufacturers' expectations of a rebound from the economic slump caused by the COVID pandemic rose to their highest in almost 50 years this month, the Confederation of British Industry said on Thursday.
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UK Food Bank Use Rises by a Third During COVID-19 Pandemic

A charity says U.K. food bank use rose by a third during the past 12 months as the COVID-19 pandemic left more people without the money to buy basic necessities.
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Jaguar Land Rover output at two UK plants hit by chips shortage

Output at two of Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR)(TAMO.NS) British car factories will be temporarily halted from Monday, due to COVID-19 supply chain disruption, including a lack of semi-conductors, the firm said on Thursday.
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EU parliament agrees to April 27 vote on EU-UK trade deal

The European Parliament will vote on a post-Brexit trade deal agreed between Britain and the EU next Tuesday after political leaders backed down on a threat not to ratify the accorddue to British changes in Northern Ireland trading arrangements.
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