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Can mining save Cornwall’s economy?

In the meantime, with the leaders of seven of the world's richest countries here, mapping out a recovery from the biggest global health and economic shock in over a century, Cornwall itself is at an economic crossroads, more acute even than for the rest of the UK.

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UK space race investment ‘is heating up’

"There is a massive global appetite from investors, but the majority of new space companies are still private, from SpaceX downwards, so the public market struggles to invest in the space sector," Mark Boggett, chief executive of British venture capital firm Seraphim...

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Providing jobs for young people in Brazil

Trained ballet dancer Pedro Henrique had thought it was an “almost impossible task” to find work until he heard about the "Favela LinkedIn" and "Street Presidents" schemes that are helping vulnerable families in the pandemic and providing jobs for young people in...

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UK economy gets boost in April as shops reopen

Jonathan Athow, ONS deputy national statistician for economic statistics said: "Strong growth in retail spending, increased car and caravan purchases, schools being open for the full month, and the beginning of the reopening of hospitality all boosted the economy in...

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The mystery of the UK’s missing workers

By Robert PlummerBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesAs the UK economy emerges from the effects of the pandemic, various sectors are reporting shortages of staff.The lockdown easing has prompted employers to start recruiting. UK job vacancies have...

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US super-rich ‘pay almost no income tax’

On the other hand, if I have zero assets, and I make £30,000 in income, I will pay roughly £6,000 in income tax and national insurance. That's why the revelations that some of the richest Americans paid little or no income tax may provoke outrage but should not come...

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The New York farm helping young people into work

The world’s biggest economy is bouncing back from the impact of the coronavirus lockdowns, but the US still has 8.4 million fewer jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. The World Bank has warned of a global ‘lost generation’ of workers whose lifetime earnings could...

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Tesla failed to stop Musk tweets, says regulator

The tycoon has in fact become even more incontinent and prolific in his tweeting, whether it is raging about the Californian authorities for wanting to shut his factory at the beginning of the pandemic, propelling shares in Gamestop higher amid the speculative frenzy...

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