UK businesses grow at fastest pace in five years in July after COVID slump

LONDON (Reuters) – British businesses in the services and manufacturing sectors grew at the fastest rate in more than five years last month as they began to recover from the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown, a survey showed on Wednesday.

Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool,’ diversity, and the secrets of successful marketing

Soon after protests erupted in May following the killing of George Floyd, Reynolds was forced to grapple with his own complicated personal history. His and Lively’s 2012 wedding took place at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina. Press coverage at the time focused mostly on the glamour of the event, though some pointed […]

TikTok’s price is a giant question mark: How much is Microsoft willing to pay for Tiktok?

Using Facebook’s market cap per user before its IPO as a proxy, and assuming TikTok has 100 million users, that would imply a US$20b valuation for TikTok. “The biggest unknown here is the language around ‘users’ is vague,” Waral said. “But the difference between Snap and TikTok is user growth is faster than what Snap […]

Tight polls put GOP on edge in Texas

“I do think the state is in play and it’s going to be decided by a narrow margin,” Steinhauser said. “That said, I think Trump will win. Republicans are taking this election very seriously. We know it’s competitive. [Former Democratic Rep.] Beto O’Rourke won a lot of suburban white women in the 2018 Senate race […]

WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An: An Attractive Destination for Foreign Investors

For easy and practical access, the road system consists of one 4-lane main road and a 2-lane secondary road, both with concrete pavement of up to 25cm in thickness. In line with WHA Group’s environment-friendly policies and a primary selection aspect for investors, the water system features an expandable storage tank of 5,000 cu.m. and […]

The tadka of big screen now at the comfort of your home! ShemarooMe launches ‘Box Office’.

On winding back the clocks and transforming living rooms into cinema halls, Mr. Hiren Gada, CEO, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited says, “We are extremely delighted to bring some really vibrant and distinctive films for audiences through ShemarooMe Box Office, a platform that showcases unreleased movies. Amid the nationwide lockdown, the simple joy of going to the […]

China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

“Over the coming decade we will see emerging offshore wind markets like Japan, Korea and Vietnam move to full deployment, and see the first offshore turbines installed in a number of new countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa,” Backwell added.

Saurabh Mukherjea’s investment mantra to navigate through a crisis: Part-2

- Phase 3 (2014 to 2019) – Successful domestic acquisitions: Having learned from its mistakes made in the preceding phase of international acquisitions, Pidilite resumed its focus on frequently acquiring smaller domestic competitors in its core business. For example, Bluecoat has been acquired for ~Rs 260 crores (6% of FY14-19 operating cash flows) and Suparshva for an undisclosed […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Virus bill unlikely to pass this week

> Georgia: Gwinnett County near Atlanta, which has the largest school district in the state and at least 260 employees currently off the job because of COVID-19 infections, on Tuesday announced a phased-in plan for reopening schools. The school district will start the term on Aug. 12 with all students receiving digital instruction. After that, […]

Initial jobless claims drop to 1.9 million

“More than 42 million Americans have now filed for unemployment in the last three months, and, as with so many burdens in our society, Black and Latino communities are being hit hardest,” he said in a statement, pointing to data showing furlough and layoff rates among Latinos at 20 percent, African Americans at 16 percent […]