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These 11 colleges have produced the most billionaire alumni

The 2,755 people on Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires list received their undergraduate degrees all over the world, from Al-Azhar University in Egypt to the Zhejiang University of Technology in China. Hundreds did not attend college at all, or left before obtaining a diploma, including a pair of Harvard dropouts who are among the five richest people in the world: Bill ...

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Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said on Saturday that the world’s top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and will more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his energy minister said OPEC member Saudi Arabia would tackle climate change while ensuring oil market stability, stressing the continued importance of ...

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Self Assessment deadline countdown begins

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that on Sunday 24 October, they have one week left to submit paper tax returns and 100 days to go for online tax returns. The Self Assessment tax return deadlines for 2020/21 tax year are 31 October 2021 for paper returns and 31 January 2022 if customers complete ...

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Japan’s Tokyo, Osaka plan to lift restrictions on eateries amid COVID-19 pandemic

The local governments in Japan’s Tokyo and Osaka have planned to lift COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars next week in light of declining infections across the country. Restrictions on eateries serving alcohol or operating hours will no longer be in place starting on Monday, though there are concerns about a potential sixth wave of infections in winter, the local ...

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IMF revises down Asia economy growth forecast to 6.5 pct

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised down its 2021 economic growth forecast for Asia to 6.5 percent, down by 1.1 percentage points from its April projection, according to a newly released regional economic outlook. “The resurgence of the pandemic, amid initially low vaccination rates, slowed the recovery in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in emerging market and developing economies,” ...

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Rajah Spices – empowering women in India for good

 5p from every promotional pack to support community farming initiatives in Gujrat Rajah Spices, the UK’s leading authentic spice brand, has announced a new partnership to empower women farmers in Gujarat who grow cumin and other spices. The programme is being run in partnership with The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India’s largest Trade Union specifically for women. Rajah has been ...

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Apple unveils new MacBooks, AirPods and music streaming service

Apple Inc on Monday launched two new MacBook Pro models powered by new in-house Apple Silicon chips as well as a new generation of its AirPods wireless earbuds and a $5-per-month music subscription service. The new MacBook Pro laptops with 14-inch and 16-inch displays are powered by the new chips. The models eliminated the “Touch Bar” that Apple’s fans had ...

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Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit from Oct 26

A weeklong ‘Bangladesh Trade and Investment Summit-2021’ will begin on October 26, 2021 bringing together policymakers, business leaders and investors from across the world on a virtual platform. To celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh, Ministry of Commerce and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and ...

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110 luxury vehicles to be auctioned for 5th time

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to auction 110 luxury vehicles under the Carnet de Passage system. These vehicles are currently unloaded at Chittagong port. Earlier, the vehicles could not be sold in spite of being auctioned on four occasions. The luxury cars now at the port yard are going to be re-auctioned on November 3 and 4. ...

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UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the UK on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry warned that up to 150,000 pigs could be destroyed because a lack of abattoir butchers led to a ...

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