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NEW YOTK: Warren Buffett has donated roughly US$2.9 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to four family charities and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the latest but not largest contribution in his plan to give away his fortune.
LONDON: The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologised for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities and organisations promoting opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of success.
LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - Nearly 140 campaign groups and charities urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, G20 governments and private creditors on Tuesday to help the world's poorest countries through the coronavirus crisis by cancelling debt payments.
LONDON: The UK has record-high employment and the lowest jobless rate since the 1970s. But the labour market – and many workers – are more vulnerable to the economic fallout from the coronavirus than those headline numbers suggest.
Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, who made the company one of the world's most valuable technology firms, stepped down from the board on Friday to focus on philanthropic works related to global health, education and climate change.
NEW YORK: Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company.
HONG KONG: Credit Suisse Group AG has scrapped its annual Asia investment conference next month as the spread of the deadly coronavirus shows no sign of abating.
LONDON: British supermarket giant Tesco suspended a Chinese supplier of Christmas cards on Sunday after a press report said a customer found a message written inside a card saying it had been packed by foreign prisoners who were victims of forced labor.
BANGKOK: A baccklash against migrant workers in the Asia-Pacifis region is sparking concerns about slavery.