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Norway’s Yara becomes latest fertiliser maker to cut production

Norway’s Yara becomes latest fertiliser maker to cut production

Norway’s Yara becomes latest fertiliser maker to cut production Norway’s Yara International has become the latest fertiliser producer to slash ammonia production because of record high natural gas prices, as the energy crunch threatens to hit food supplies. The partly state-owned group said on Friday that 40 per cent of its ammonia production capacity would...

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Climate anxiety fails to translate into votes as German election looms

Climate anxiety fails to translate into votes as German election looms

Climate anxiety fails to translate into votes as German election looms Helmut Beser’s charming brick house stands on the edge of a crater where eight homes and a wheat field once stood. Two months ago, images of the sinkhole became a symbol of the floods that drove the devastating force of climate change home to...

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Wall Street trading groups step up incursion into crypto markets

Wall Street trading groups step up incursion into crypto markets

Wall Street trading groups step up incursion into crypto markets Several of Wall Street’s biggest trading companies have unveiled plans to stake out territory in cryptocurrency markets, opening a new front in their battle to win lucrative business from institutional investors. Jump Trading, GTS and Jane Street, among the largest players in the US equity...

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My biggest financial mistake: FT writers confess

My biggest financial mistake: FT writers confess

My biggest financial mistake: FT writers confess ‘What have you got against free money?’ Pilita Clark, business columnist I made one of my first and worst financial blunders when I landed a job on a big city newspaper in my early twenties. In the excitement of being hired, it never occurred to me that I...

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Pfizer and Moderna investors gird for eventual drop in vaccine sales

Pfizer and Moderna investors gird for eventual drop in vaccine sales

Pfizer and Moderna investors gird for eventual drop in vaccine sales Pfizer and Moderna developed their Covid-19 vaccines at unprecedented speed, dominating the global market for jabs and sending their share prices to record highs. But as the landscape shifts from a pandemic to being endemic in the developed world, Wall Street analysts say the...

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Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals

Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals

Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking to buy, sell and share stolen data and hacking tools, new research shows, as the messaging app emerges as an alternative to the dark web. An investigation by cyber intelligence group Cyberint, together with the Financial Times,...

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How to tackle vaccine hesitancy

How to tackle vaccine hesitancy

How to tackle vaccine hesitancy In rich countries there are plenty of vaccines, but we seem to be running out of people who want them. This is frustrating. The vaccines are a medical miracle — safe, more effective than we dared to hope and produced with unprecedented speed. They are the way out of this...

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Did Occupy Wall Street mean anything at all?

Did Occupy Wall Street mean anything at all?

Did Occupy Wall Street mean anything at all? Around noon on September 24 2011, a young black man named Robert Stephens fell to his knees in the middle of the road outside Chase Bank headquarters on Liberty Street, New York City. Wearing a white fleece and black-rimmed glasses, Stephens pointed at the Chase building and...

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Faroes to re-examine hunt rules as anger grows at mass dolphin killing

Faroes to re-examine hunt rules as anger grows at mass dolphin killing

Faroes to re-examine hunt rules as anger grows at mass dolphin killing The Faroe Islands has bowed to international pressure and said it would re-examine rules around dolphin killing, after the slaughter of almost 1,500 of the mammals last weekend stunned even normally supportive locals. The hunting of whales and dolphins known in the Faroe...

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Thailand to offer 10-year visas to ‘wealthy global citizens’

Thailand to offer 10-year visas to ‘wealthy global citizens’

Thailand to offer 10-year visas to ‘wealthy global citizens’ Thailand aims to lure up to 1m wealthy residents and cash in on remote-working professionals uprooted by Covid-19 by offering long-term visas to foreigners who invest $250,000-$500,000 in property or government bonds.  The visa scheme, unveiled by Prayuth Chan-ocha’s cabinet this week and subject to legal...