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Coronavirus: British Airways boss tells staff jobs will go

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British Airways is among many airlines that have seen passenger numbers shrink and bookings collapse British Airways is to ground flights 'like never before' and lay off staff in response to the coronavirus.In a memo to staff titled "The Survival of British Airways", boss Alex Cruz warned that job…
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Pregnant and looking for work: 'It's really difficult'

Pregnant and looking for work: 'It's really difficult'Sophia Royle found out she was pregnant two weeks after being put on furlough. Since then, she has been made redundant and is now struggling to get back into the job market.Publishedduration6 hours agoSectionBBC NewsSubsectionBusinessRecommendedPregnant and looking for work. Video, 00:01:54Pregnant and looking for workPublishedduration6 hours agoSectionBBC NewsSubsectionBusinessplay1:54Up…
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Liam Fox still in running for WTO chief as race narrows

Image copyright PA Media Former minister and leading Brexiteer Liam Fox remains in the running to be the new head of the World Trade Organization.Three other contenders have been knocked out of the competition after failing to secure enough votes.It means five candidates remain in the race to be the next director-general.Mr Fox would be…
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Business insolvencies rise as government aid wanes

Image caption, Insolvency experts predict more companies will fail in the coming months as business costs rise and government support wanesThe number of businesses that failed in England and Wales last month was the largest since the Covid pandemic began.Company insolvencies in September totalled 1,446, increasing from 1,349 in August and 56% higher than the…
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Coronavirus: Starbucks closes 2,000 Chinese branches

Image copyright Getty Images Starbucks has closed half of its outlets in China to protect its staff and support government efforts to contain the coronavirus.The coffee shop chain warned that the rapidly expanding infection is likely to affect its financial performance. Starbucks has almost 4,300 outlets in China, making it the company's largest market outside…
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MPs in renewed attempt to force money laundering crackdown

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Tax havens under UK jurisdiction could be forced to be more open about who owns assets held there if a group of MPs get their way next week.A group led by Tory MP Andrew Mitchell and Labour's Margaret Hodge want UK overseas territories (OTs) to introduce a beneficial ownership register. This,…