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Britons' prospects of booking a foreign holiday this summer have been given a boost, with the government saying coronavirus passports will be available "as soon as possible". Many tourist hotspots will require visitors to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a recent negative test before entering the country. Coronavirus passports, also known as health certificates, would allow holidaymakers to meet this requirement.
Canoo Inc on Thursday said Executive Chairman Tony Aquila will take over as chief executive, and the electric vehicle startup outlined a push to roll out its own vehicles. Aquila, a former software CEO who joined Canoo in October, immediately replaces Ulrich Kranz, who co-founded the company and exits at the end of the month. "Any company that's young and at this age is fine-tuning its strategy," Aquila told Reuters in an interview, citing Canoo's multi-purpose vehicle platform and engineering team as strengths.
Dimon says a 'booming economy will justify today's prices.'
(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden’s climate summit has drawn 40 heads of state including China’s Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Boris Johnson from the U.K. The two-day virtual event kicks off Thursday and will also include corporate executives, union heads, Pope Francis and Bill Gates.The stakes are high. While Biden is seeking to reestablish the U.S. as a major player on the climate stage, he’s facing skepticism from other nations after President Donald Trump reversed key environmental policies. Meanwhile, the world has dealt with widespread drought, extreme weather, record wildfires and other catastrophic events over the last several years.“The planet is really in a bad place,” John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, said at an event Tuesday hosted by Ocean Conservancy.Click here to see schedule of events for two-day summitAll time stamps are New York time.No Major New Pledges From Xi, Modi at Climate Summit (8:45 a.m.)China’s Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi of India led off the summit by stressing the urgent need for global collaboration to fight climate change, but without announcing any new major goals for curbing emissions.Xi reiterated China’s plans to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and to attain net-zero status by 2060. He also pledged to reduce coal consumption between 2026 and 2030. “We must be committed to green development. Green mountains are gold mountains, to protect environment is o protect productivity,” Xi said.Modi stressed India’s ongoing efforts to install 450 gigawatts of clean energy -- policies that the two nations already have in place.Biden has said that a key goal of this summit is to encourage nations to increase their ambitions toward fighting climate change. The U.S. announced its new, bigger target for curbing emissions Thursday. Japan did as well, and Canada announced a new goal Monday.But China, the world’s biggest emitter, and India, the third-largest source of greenhouse gases, are sticking with their current plans, even after visits in recent weeks from Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, a development that climate advocates may see as a setback for Biden.UN Chief Calls on Nations to Submit New, Ambitious Plans: 8:37 a.m.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on countries, especially major emitters, to submit new and more ambitious plans laying out actions and policies that will align the next 10 years with a “2050 net-zero pathway.”To build a truly global net zero coalition, Guterres said the world needs a breakthrough on finance and adaptation. He called on developed countries to deliver on their pledges to boost public climate finance by coming to the G7 in June with a plan to deliver on a $100 billion climate action fund for developing countries.“Let us mobilize political leadership to move ahead together – to overcome climate change, end our war on nature and build lives of dignity and prosperity for all,” Guterres said.Carbon Price Hits Record in EU Before Summit: 7:24 a.m.A surge in the world’s largest carbon market reflects the cost of polluting for industry just as world leaders prepare for a crucial climate gathering hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.Prices in the European Union’s emissions trading system has broken records every day this week as European lawmakers reached a deal on stricter pollution targets and investors got a glimpse of how the bloc will set green standards in the future.Japan Pledges Stricter Emissions Target: 5:49 a.m.Japan will strengthen its 2030 emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement, amid an effort to become carbon neutral by the middle of the century.The country aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 compared with 2013, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday ahead of the global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. Japan had previously targeted a 26% reduction.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The lending processes financial institutions use to qualify SMB borrowers is sorely outdated, while increasing cases and costs of fraud hit smaller banks, credit unions and digital lenders hardest. ForwardAI, a lender-first fintech platform, today introduced ForwardAI Precise, an API that delivers the most robust suite of cash flow, accounting and financial data for small business lending available today. ForwardAI Precise provides real-time access to more than 160 points of historical and forward-looking data insights based on existing accounting and financial data, enabling lenders to more quickly and accurately assess the future financial viability of small and medium-sized businesses and accelerate lending.
(Bloomberg) -- Partners Group Holding AG is considering a sale of content outsourcing company SPi Global, according to people familiar with the matter.The Swiss buyout firm is in the early stages of evaluating a potential sale amid interest from prospective buyers, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. A deal could value the business at $800 million to $1 billion or more, the people said. Other private equity firms and industry players have shown preliminary interest in acquiring SPi Global, the people said. No final decisions have been made, and Partners Group could still opt against a sale, the people said.A representative for Partners Group declined to comment.Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Paranaque City in the Philippines, SPi Global provides outsourcing services to financial services firms, education, science, technical and medical research publishers globally, according to its website.Partners Group bought SPi Global from CVC Capital Partners in a 2017 deal valuing the firm at $330 million. Any transaction would add to the $17.4 billion in private-equity divestments of Asian companies over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. SPi Global has expanded via acquisitions. Last year, it bought a majority stake in business-to-business edtech service provider LearningMate from India-focused private equity firm Helix Investments for an undisclosed amount.With about $109 billion in assets under management, Partners Group has been an active dealmaker this year. The firm and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which were co-owners in GlobalLogic Inc., agreed to sell the U.S. software development company to Hitachi Ltd. for $8.5 billion.Partners Group is also in exclusive talks to sell Cerba HealthCare, a French laboratories firm which it owns together with Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, to buyout firm EQT AB in a deal valuing the company at about 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion) including debt, Bloomberg News has reported.(Updates with private equity deal volume in sixth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The Arsenal boss has received a personal apology from the club’s owners.
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Amazon Prime Video and RTVE have set Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld) and Alvaro Morte (Money Heist) as explorers Magallanes and El Cano in Simon West-directed series Boundless. The four-part drama will tell the story of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan’s epic voyage around the world after they set sail from Spain 500 years ago. Also in […]
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Facebook Inc on Thursday said it will begin testing ads on its TikTok clone Instagram Reels in India, Brazil, Germany and Australia, as the social media giant aims to make money from its short-form video feature. Facebook has said it plans to test other features in India, such as letting content creators share Reels videos on their Facebook accounts. The introduction of ads is an "indication of how strong the momentum is for Reels," said Carolyn Everson, vice president of global business group at Facebook, in an interview.
The British firm is being affected by the semiconductor crisis.
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Haley Bennett, Sam Riley and Marisa Abela are starring in “She is Love,” a new romance from Jamie Adams. The film is made in an improvisational style, one that Adams deployed on previous pictures such as “Black Mountain Poets” and “Love Spreads.” It wrapped principal photography this week in Cornwall, UK, but has never been […]
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Ermetic continually monitors the access behavior of user and machine identities to detect suspicious activity and prevent security threats.
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