“Sitting in front of you is a chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR [Special Administrative Region] who has no banking services made available to her. I’m using cash for all the things,” Lam told HKIBC. “I have piles of cash at home, the government is paying me cash for my salary because I don’t have a bank account.” … [Read more...] about ‘Piles of cash at home’: Hong Kong leader says US sanctions mean she has no bank account
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How is this infection different? Several animals, including cats, dogs and even lions and tigers at the New York zoo, have been found to carry to virus. But mink are the only animal known to be capable of infecting humans, partly because they are more likely to receive a heavy viral load in their crowded cages. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Europe’s mink cull — 5 things to know
Testing of Ireland's mink herd so far has yielded no positive COVID-19 tests. However, the department of health issued a statement saying "that the continued farming of mink represents an ongoing risk of additional mink-adapted [coronavirus] variants emerging." It has recommended that farmed mink be culled. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Ireland plans mink cull
November 26 - Mitchells & Butlers - 1,300 jobsNovember 19 - Peacocks and Jaeger - 4,700 jobs at riskNovember 13 - Greggs - 820 November 5 - Sainsbury's and Argos - 3,500 November 4 - John Lewis - 1,500 November 4 - Lloyds - 1,070 October 29 - Pizza Express - 1,300 October 7 - Greene King - 800 October 6 - Virgin Money - 400 October 6 - Vp - 150 October 5 - Cineworld - 5,500 (many cuts likely to be temporary) September 30 - TSB - 900 September 30 - Shell - 9,000 worldwide September 29 - Ferguson - 1,200September 22 – Wetherspoon – 400 to 450September 22 – Whitbread – 6,000September 18 – Investec – 210September 15 – Waitrose – 124September 14 – London City Airport – 239September 9 – Lloyds Bank – 865September 9 – Pizza Hut – 450September 4 – Virgin Atlantic – 1,150September 3 – Costa – 1,650August 27 – Pret … [Read more...] about All Bar One, Harvester and Toby Carvery owner axes 1,300 jobs as Covid sends them plunging to £123million annual loss
It had already been put into a Company Voluntary Arrangement, a form of insolvency that allows a company to carry on trading in the hope of pulling itself out of difficulty. As part of that, Green had put in place a £135million last-ditch plan to rescue the business, where profits had already plunged dramatically even before the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Sir Philip Green lounges on his superyacht off Monaco this week as his high street fashion empire Arcadia hit the rocks… now, it’s revealed he is already ditching his billionaire baubles but is he sunk for good?