Wednesday , April 21 2021

Czech Republic blames Russia for 2014 blast, expels embassy staff

Bloomberg The Czech government alleged Russia was involved in a deadly blast at a munitions site in 2014 and said it’s expelling 18 embassy staffers, signaling that the country is joining growing international pressure to rein in President Vladimir Putin. Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s unexpected announcement coincides with concern in ...

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UK economy picks up steam as hiring begins with lockdown end

Bloomberg The UK economy is building momentum, with real-time indicators suggesting consumers have started to splurge some of the cash they’ve saved now that the government has loosened lockdown rules. Restaurant bookings and job postings surged to the highest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while road traffic and ...

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US consumer sentiment surges along with inflation expectations

Bloomberg US consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years. The University of Michigan’s preliminary sentiment index rises to 86.5 from 84.9 in March, data showed. While the figure ...

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Canada tells wireless firms to sell access to networks

Bloomberg Canada issued new rules to bring down wireless costs, forcing large carriers including BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. resell access to their networks to smaller players. The decision by the telecommunications regulator makes it easier for regional telecommunications providers such as Quebecor Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. to ...

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