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Singapore to allow most businesses to reopen as virus rules ease

SINGAPORE will allow most businesses to reopen as the hard-hit city-state further eases its coronavirus restrictions. But potential “super-spreader” venues such as cinemas, bars and nightclubs will stay closed despite infection rates remaining stable for the past two weeks, officials said Monday. Singapore initially kept the virus in check with ...

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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

LONDON: The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on ...

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California wildfire threatens PG&E’s plan to raise $14bn

SAN FRANCISCO: A wildfire raging in California threatens to destroy more than homes and businesses – it could also undermine bankrupt PG&E Corp’s plan to raise $14 billion to finance the crisis-stricken utility’s turnaround plan. If the fire becomes large enough, investors could walk away from their commitment to finance ...

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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Pakistan’s GSP Plus arrangements to be maintained by UK post-Brexit

KARACHI: British Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns, while highlighting the British government’s commitment, said that when UK leaves European Union (EU), Pakistan’s GSP Plus arrangements will be maintained by UK, if not improved. “We will unilaterally agree to put those GSP Plus arrangements in place which is going to be ...

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Sajid Javid considers business rates discount plan

LONDON: Plans to help nearly 100,000 small businesses due to be hit by changes to rates next month are being considered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. Out of those, some 25,000 firms face a “cliff edge” under the new revaluation of business rates, according to ratings agency CVS. It presented ...

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