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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Business and Finance

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Confront Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Over Tax Record

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confront Amazon boss Jeff Bezos over his e-commerce company's tax record and working standards for employees when...

    Tencent Doubles Social Aid Amid Beijing Scrutiny

    Tencent Holdings Ltd. announced on Aug. 18 that it will double its budget for social aid amid China's intensifying scrutiny of its internet companies. Tencent,...

    IMF Suspends Afghanistan’s Access to Funds Amid Taliban Takeover

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) suspended Afghanistan's access to its funds due to "lack of clarity" over the international community's recognition of the Taliban-led...

    German Government to Sell 25% of Stake in Lufthansa

    The German government announced Monday that it would sell a portion of its 20 percent interest in Lufthansa that it acquired last year to...

    Chinese Economy Slowdown Causes Asian Stocks to Tumble

    Asian stocks fell on Aug. 16 as traders braced for China's economic slowdown brought by COVID-19 concerns and domestic issues. The Hang Seng Index, often...

    UK Government Names Companies Paying Less than Minimum Wage

    The UK government has “named and shamed” almost 200 firms for violating minimum wage regulations after managers withheld over £2m. Among those named were Waitrose...

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