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UK’s teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says big pay rises will fuel inflation Schools will close, most trains will not run More strikes involving health workers due next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, train drivers and university lecturers walked out over …

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Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepared for final send-off

Final 747 freighter to be delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupt Boeing, before becoming a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star-pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetic “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel only to see …

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UK factories cut prices, helping BoE’s inflation fight

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s manufacturers unexpectedly reduced their prices in December by the most since April 2020, welcome news for the Bank of England which is weighing up how much higher it needs to take interest rates to fight soaring inflation. Output prices fell by 0.8% in December from November, the Office for …

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Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is cutting about 12,000 jobs as it faces “a different economic reality”, it said in a staff memo, doubling down on artificial intelligence (AI) and axing staff who support experimental projects. The job cuts affect 6% of its workforce, and follows thousands of layoffs at tech …

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Exclusive: ECB union says staff losing faith in leadership over inflation, pay

40% of ECB staff has low or no trust Two-thirds say confidence is damaged 63% worried about ECB’s ability to protect purchasing power FRANKFURT, Jan 17 (Reuters) – European Central Bank staff are losing confidence in the institution’s leadership following the ECB’s failure to control inflation and a pay award that lagged the leap in …

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Asian shares rise, yen climbs as BOJ battles bond bears

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 BOJ under intense pressure as it defends yield policy Yen hits 7-mth high, yuan climbs as dollar eases Hopes for rapid China recovery aids most Asia stocks More earnings ahead, many central bank speakers SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares firmed on Monday as optimism about China’s reopening offset concerns the Bank of …

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UK becoming less attractive for investment, manufacturers warn

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Britain has become less competitive and less attractive to foreign investors as a result of soaring energy costs and recent political turmoil, manufacturers said in an industry survey released on Monday. The proportion of manufacturers who think Britain is a competitive location halved to 31% from 63% a year ago, …

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British shoppers defy cost-of-living crisis at Christmas

Early signs UK retailers’ Christmas exceeded expectations Next posts 4.8% rise in full-price sales in 9 weeks to Dec. 30 Sales at B&M, Greggs and Boots also rise Retail stocks jump LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Britons spent more than expected over Christmas, Next, one of the country’s biggest clothing retailers, said on Thursday in …

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