Around the turn of the century, currency traders, hedge funds and heavy-hitting economists obsessed over central banks’ foreign exchange reserves. The euro was a baby, and backers faced a daunting task raising it as a currency with global impact, enmeshed in international trade and investment. Any data suggesting it was eating into the dollar’s dominance
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Golden spade by Niwaki, £34 This lightweight spade is perfect for digging soil, planting trees or exuding bling. conranshop.co.uk Bees secateurs set by Sophie Allport, £25 Features an ash handle and a canvas pouch. sophieallport.com Harvesting bag by Rural Kind for Toast, £160 Collect cut flowers or vegetables in this waxed cotton canvas bag. toa.st
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‘The best room in London’ — The Wolseley on Piccadilly © Evening Standard / eyevine If I told you birthday cake was banned forever and there wasn’t going to be Christmas any more, you might get a flavour of what I felt when I heard that Jeremy King had been outbid in his attempts to
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A long-awaited plan by Boris Johnson’s government to replace EU development funds after Brexit will leave the regions of England almost £80mn a year worse off than when Britain was an EU member, Whitehall insiders have warned. The shortfall for England in the UK’s replacement Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) comes despite a promise in Boris
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Enuma Okoro’s commentary on the “slap” heard round the world (“Why Will Smith deserves our compassion”, Life & Arts, April 2) left me feeling disheartened. As a psychiatrist I have encountered many examples of irresponsible, occasionally violent behaviours. There is always a background that adds perspective. Okoro provides examples in her defence of Smith. But
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Capital’s shares are currently sitting at around their all-time high and are up by over 60 per cent over the past year. The mining equipment provider, based in Mauritius, saw its shares briefly retreat after releasing its latest full-year results in March, but they have since spiked. Those results — for the 2021 financial year
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BUY: Hilton Food (HFG) Acquisitions have expanded the company’s horizons and look set to define its growth prospects, writes Christopher Akers. It is a time of strategic progress and more diversification for Hilton Food. More than three-quarters of volumes were posted outside the UK in these results, as the food packing company made key acquisitions,
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A US jury has convicted former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng in connection with the multibillion-dollar 1MDB embezzlement, handing prosecutors a high-profile victory in a scandal that has reverberated from Malaysia and Singapore to Wall Street. After a trial lasting nearly two months, and four days of deliberation, jurors on Friday found Ng, 49, guilty
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NatWest shareholders have been urged to vote against the group’s executive pay plan at this month’s annual general meeting by an influential proxy adviser, just days after the UK government reduced its stake in the bank to below 50 per cent. Glass Lewis, the consultant whose recommendations are widely followed by institutional investors and passive
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