Peter Thiel’s data-mining firm Palantir ‘plans to go public by direct listing in September’ in what could be the biggest stock offering from a tech company this year – despite facing criticism for working with ICE

Palantir is in the process of raising $961 million, $550 million of which it has already secured, according to a July filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That includes a $500 million investment from Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. and $50 million from Fujitsu Ltd.

Coronavirus news LIVE: France goes on UK quarantine list as lockdown eases in England

It is compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport, in shops and when collecting takeaway food. Last month Met Police boss Dame Cressida Dick said she would prefer for shoppers to be “shamed” into wearing masks rather than officers have to enforce the rules.

Friday briefing: holiday chaos as France taken off safe list

American Tyler Adams’s deflected shot was enough to secure a victory over Atlético Madrid and carry RB Leipzig into their first Champions League semi-final. Novak Djokovic has announced he will travel to New York to contest the US Open this month but the reigning women’s champion, Bianca Andreescu, has withdrawn from the event. In the […]

Trump’s trade war with China may hit parts of your car first

NEW DELHI: The US-China trade war threatens to make September a very slow month at E.D. Opto Electrical Lighting Co.’s auto-parts factory in the eastern Chinese city of Zhenjiang.With President Donald Trump slapping tariffs on items like car gaskets and ignition wiring sets in July, American buyers of the company’s LED car lights pushed hard […]

Trump’s Promised Economic Reopening Council Full of Doctors, CEOs and Governors Hasn’t Materialized

Early reports indicated that the group would be led by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the former House Freedom Caucus leader who resigned his seat to join the administration earlier this month, and would include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. And on Monday, Trump said that the […]

Old Mutual makes acting CEO permanent, a year after sacking predecessor

It endured a series of losses early on in litigation bought by its former boss, including a block on seeking his replacement. These have been overturned, but Moyo still plans to pursue a case seeking permanent reinstatement or damages.

UK buys more potential COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and Novavax

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will buy potential COVID-19 vaccines from U.S. drugmakers Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and Novavax Inc (NVAX.O), the companies said on Friday, bringing the total number of deals by the UK government to six as the race for shots heats up.

UK says it has no choice but to quarantine French arrivals

Airlines UK, the industry body representing British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair amongst others, said that a testing regime allowing people to avoid quarantine or quarantine rules which only covered the most affected regions, instead of whole countries, should be brought in instead.

UPDATE 2-Old Mutual makes acting CEO permanent, a year after sacking predecessor

It endured a series of losses early on in litigation bought by its former boss, including a block on seeking his replacement. These have been overturned, but Moyo still plans to pursue a case seeking permanent reinstatement or damages.

Plant extracts could be key to new Māori-led export sector

Called Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, the technology had been around since the 1930s but Ligar was the first company in the world to use it at scale. It could also filter out contaminants, like pesticides in wine for example, Slaughter said.