Tag Archives: covid pandemic

Cashless and flightless Russian tourists stuck in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of Russian tourists are stranded in Thai resorts because of the war in Ukraine, many unable to pay their bills or return home due to sanctions and canceled flights. The crisis in Europe has also put a damper on plans to revive the Southeast Asian nation’s …

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SME lender finance companies raise $144M led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, plus $150M in debt lines – TechCrunch

Small businesses are the backbone of Southeast Asia’s economy, but many struggle to get working capital loans because they don’t have a traditional credit history or collateral , say the founders of Finance companies. The fintech, which claims to be the region’s largest SME digital finance platform, uses alternative forms …

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£44m of dormant asset funding released for charities and social enterprises

Funding will help tackle youth unemployment, support communities in deprived areas and give people in need access to finance New government bill could unlock an extra £880m for good causes Communities and good causes across England have received an additional £44million through the Dormant Assets Scheme. The funding will be …

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2021 negotiation exceeds ‘wildest expectations’

After a slump in 2020 largely due to the COVID pandemic, mergers and acquisitions in Texas in 2021 hit record highs, both in number and value. Energy, technology and manufacturing companies led the wave of M&A activity last year. And M&A experts say they expect the same for 2022. Texas …

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Dorset charities are struggling during the pandemic

Charity Funding DORSET Charities say it could take more than a year for their funds to recover from the Covid pandemic – with demand for their services hitting an all time high. Charities across the county spoke about the challenges they faced during the pandemic and the impact it had …

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Ottoman Kebab House launches at Lynch Lane Trading Estate, Weymouth

A NEW takeaway kebab and pizza shop has opened near a holiday park in a busy shopping area of ​​Weymouth, bringing with it 15+ jobs to follow this summer. The Ottoman Kebab House opened on Monday evening January 17 on Lynch Lane Trading Estate to the delight of those who …

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CURO completes the acquisition of Heights Finance

WICHITA, Kansas, December 28, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE: CURO) (“CURO”), a technology-based omnichannel consumer finance company serving unprivileged and privileged consumers in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has completed its previously announced the acquisition of Heights Finance, a consumer finance company …

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Christmas Toy Appeal raises a record amount

DORSET Echo’s call for Christmas toys this year received a record amount for underprivileged young people. Over 700 young people will receive a Christmas present this year thanks to the “overwhelming” generosity of benevolent readers and businesses. A staggering £ 8,348 was received in donations, along with hundreds of toys, …

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Covid-19 Briefing: Friday December 17, 2021

Guide for companies published The Scottish government has released new guidelines to help limit the rapid spread of the Omicron variant which went into effect from 00.01 today (Friday 17th December 2021). Businesses will now be legally required to take reasonable steps to minimize the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), …

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The most “requested” seaside towns for house hunters revealed

Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, is the most requested seaside hot spot for homebuyers in 2021. Remote working has seen more and more people leave cities, which means searches for coastal property have increased dramatically. 1 Most Popular Coastal Cities For Shoppers According To Rightmove Data At the …

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Covid woes and supply chain issues among FTSE reshuffle drivers

The quarterly review of the FTSE All Share index is based on today’s closing prices and is due to be announced on Wednesday, December 1, with changes taking effect after the close on Friday, December 17. – A sparkling performance of Electrical components pushes it into a privileged position to …

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Free financial education available to city residents

With the drying up of payday and online loans for Evanston and other Illinois residents, some people are faced with a dilemma. That is, what do you do when you need money, but the lenders you were counting on no longer provide the money? This is one effect of the …

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Private islands for sale in Queensland go cheap, but lifestyle has its challenges

Eager buyers trying to get a foot on the property ladder could grab a tropical island for the price of a one-bedroom Sydney apartment, according to a real estate agent. Key points: Queensland’s private island market is seeing a lot of activity amid pandemic remoteness from cities The islands have …

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Information armament in China

By Colonel R Hariharan In the biggest cleanup since Covid-19 was brought under control, China recently launched a multi-pronged regulatory crackdown on a wide range of industries, raising many uncertainties. It can be interpreted as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in President Xi Jinping’s way of reminding tech giants and …

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What will Fumio Kishida do? by Koichi Hamada

To be as constructive as prime minister as he has been as foreign minister, Japan’s new leader will need to overcome bureaucratic resistance and clearly articulate his political goals and strategy to achieve them. Unless he does, he is unlikely to stay in power for long. TOKYO – A month …

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Netball stars reunite as league celebrates with awards night

PLAYERS from the South & West Dorset Netball League descended on the Dorchester Trinity Club for their annual presentation night, with an array of award winners. This well-deserved celebration unfortunately could not take place last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year the event was back in full …

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UM retains Tourism Australia global media account

Tourism Australia has renamed UM to manage its global advertising space buying services in 15 key markets, including Australia. The appointment is for a five-year period from September 2021, structured as an initial three-year contract period with options for two further one-year extensions. UM was first appointed to manage Tourism …

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South Western Ambulance Sees Record Demand

SATURDAY was the second busiest day in the history of the South West Ambulance Service (SWASFT) as crews saw unprecedented levels of demand. Deputy Director of Operations William Lee urged people to only call 999 in a life-threatening emergency. He said, “Our people are working incredibly hard to meet the …

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‘Day of action’ for the UK travel industry

British travelers are being unfairly denied the summer getaway they deserve. This is the message of Brittany ferry because the company supports ABTA’s ‘Day of Action’ alongside other travel industry players, including Aberdeen International Airport unand the Royal Aeronautical Society. They are calling on the UK government to clarify its …

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Travel and tourism expert opens new agency

ONE of Ireland’s most experienced travel and tourism figures, Diane Poole, has launched her own consultancy to provide strategic advice and support to the industry as the Covid-19 recovery process begins to start. DP Consultancy offers a range of services to companies working in the tourism, travel and leisure industry, …

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Carrickfergus travel and tourism expert opens new agency

Diane Poole MBE, one of the country’s most seasoned travel and tourism figures, launched DP Consultancy earlier this year. The company offers a wide range of services to businesses working in the tourism, travel and leisure industry, including strategy development, networking and lobbying, individual and team mentoring, and crisis management. …

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Now is the time to invest in an income property?

Monique Geurts and her husband Caspar bought an income property in Prince Edward Island in 2015, but the pandemic and the scorching Canadian housing market created a difficult environment. ALANA SPRAGUE / the globe and the mail When Monique Geurts and her husband Caspar bought Victoria Cottages – located in …

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Boris Johnson | Zoom Fintech

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born June 19, 1964) is actually a British politician, author and former journalist who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as well as leader of the Conservative Party after 2019. He was Foreign Minister from 2016 to 2018. and Mayor of London from …

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