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Hot Off The Wires - 20 December 2019


  • The World Bank has warned on a “towering” $55 trillion of debt piled up by developing countries in 2018, in a borrowing surge since the financial crisis that has been the fastest and widest in modern history.

  • Pay for FTSE 100 chief executives has declined 12% to under £3.5m on average after pressure from shareholders and regulators.

  • The accountancy watchdog has widened its investigation into the Thomas Cook audit to include the collapsed travel group’s 2017 financial statements.

  • Goldman Sachs is close to reaching a settlement of nearly $2bn with the US Department of Justice over the 1MDB corruption scandal, according to a report.



Which of these woods generally does not float in water: Oak; Teak; Mahogany; Ebony; Willow; Maple?

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