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Hot Off The Wires - 17th May 2021

News


  • Job recruitment has returned to pre-pandemic levels with hiring intentions at an eight-year high, a quarterly report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

  • UK towns have lost 529 bank branches since the start of the pandemic despite the City watchdog urging lenders to hold back on cuts during the Covid crisis, it has emerged.

  • Rishi Sunak is holding back support for Joe Biden’s plans for a 21% minimum global business tax rate.

  • Warburtons, Britain’s biggest baker, is spending £56m on new plants and depots as shoppers swap sliced bread for crumpets and bagels.

  • Bitcoin slumped to its lowest price since February after Tesla boss Elon Musk implied that the electric carmaker may sell its cryptocurrency holdings.

  • Credit Suisse faces growing pressure from prized clients to compensate them for losses following the collapse of supply-chain finance funds linked to Greensill Capital.


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Trivia


What German dance, which sees partners spinning together in close contact, was condemned as depraved when it was first seen in Regency society?


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