The London offices are almost deserted and no one knows how many people will be returning or when, but some investors are make bets on the workspace. The question is whether this trust is well placed or reckless when the sharp post-pandemic drop in the value of new office space has yet to materialize.
Thai police have seized 1,000 kg of crystal methamphetamine as officials and analysts watch with concern on the rise in drug trafficking and addiction. They say the narcotics came from neighboring Myanmar, which has escalated into political chaos and civil conflict since the February coup toppled Aung San Suu Kyi.
The United States Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement on all transportation networks across the country, including airports, commercial planes, buses, commuter buses and rail systems at least until January 18, 2022. The rule has been in place since January 30 January.
The men’s grooming market – which is dominated by shaving, but also includes skincare, hair care and cosmetics – is currently worth Â£ 35 billion, according to research firm Euromonitor, and growing annually single digit since 2017, except 4.7 percent. hundred dive during the pandemic.
Toyota Motor’s announcement that it slash production next month has raised concerns about vulnerabilities in Southeast Asia’s auto supply chain as the region grapples with new variants of the coronavirus. Shares of the world’s largest automaker fell 5% in Tokyo on Friday.
British engineering group Goodwin believes it has past peak sales of the oil industry but places its hopes in nuclear and radar products. Last year’s revenues fell due to weakening demand from the oil industry, which does not expect to ever return to pre-pandemic trade levels.
Fidelity International is testing flexible working arrangements and considering increase employee wages, said the CEO of the asset management giant this weekend. But Anne Richards advised the UK government against introducing legislation on the right to work remotely.
The Chinese state pension fund registered its biggest investment gains in five years, while total assets reached Rmb 1.91 billion ($ 295 billion), up almost 5 percentage points from the previous year. This strong performance reflects China’s rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Social Security Fund said.