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China’s exports slow and German factory orders drop amid supply shortages – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Bangladesh police arrest factory owner after dozens die in fire

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Bangladesh police have arrested the owner of a factory where 52 people died in an inferno, as it emerged that children as young as 11 had been working there. Police said the owner of the food factory and four of his s...

Britishvolt secures £40m investment for electric vehicle battery factory

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The UK startup Britishvolt has gained new investment worth £40m from Glencore in the latest stage in its ambitious plan to build one of the UK’s only large-scale battery factories. It is aiming to treble its funding w...

Intelligence Factory exhibition sheds light on secret Bletchley Park operation

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It was called the Intelligence Factory: a warren of rooms and offices in which, by the end of the war, thousands of people worked round the clock decoding and processing enemy communications. Block A at Bletchley Park...

‘It’s a sweat factory’: Instacart workers ready to strike for pay and conditions

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For Instacart workers across the country, the popular grocery delivery app promised flexibility and a solid wage, perks that enticed thousands to join the app during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. But amid worse...

UK factory production slows amid Brexit and Covid disruption

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Britain’s manufacturers suffered from mounting supply chain disruption in February as Brexit and the third Covid lockdown weighed down growth in factory production, according to a survey. In a reflection of continuing...

Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming

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A quotation leapt to mind when reading “Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’ (News): “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong” (HL Mencken). Application of ...

China’s factory activity shrinks amid Covid disruption

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China’s factory activity unexpectedly shrank in July as sporadic Covid outbreaks disrupted the sector and the slowing global economy weighed on demand. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell ...

Ukrainian town told to shelter after shelling causes ammonia leak at chemical factory

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Residents of the northern Ukrainian town of Novoselytsya should seek shelter after shelling caused an ammonia leak at a nearby chemical factory, an official said, as intense fighting with Russian forces in the area co...

Four arrested at McDonald’s factory protest in Lincolnshire

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Four activists have been arrested at a protest that began more than 48 hours ago at a McDonald’s burger factory in Scunthorpe. About 50 activists from Animal Rebellion have been preventing meat products leaving the fa...

China hit by power cuts and factory closures as energy crisis bites

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China has told railway companies and local authorities to expedite vital coal supplies to utilities as the world’s second largest economy grapples with extensive power cuts that have crippled industrial output in key ...

Mexican factory workers cross Texas border in Covid-19 vaccine outreach effort

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In a matter of just six minutes, a factory worker from a Mexican border city stepped off a bus in Texas last week, received the Covid-19 vaccine and was heading back home across the international bridge to Mexico. Th...

‘Not knowing is worse’: tornado survivor at candle factory awaits news of missing boyfriend

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Workers on the night shift at the candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, were part of the holiday rush that was keeping the place going around the clock when a tornado whirled towards the small city and the word went o...

Nestlé plans to cut almost 600 UK jobs and shut Newcastle factory

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Nestlé is planning to cut almost 600 jobs in the UK, close a factory and switch production of some products to Europe. The Swiss-owned confectioner said it was considering closing its site in Fawdon, Newcastle upon Ty...

Khaby Lame: from factory job to king of TikTok

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Like many of us, Khaby Lame turned to TikTok in the early days of the pandemic. The Senegalese-Italian had just lost his job working in a factory in Chivasso, a suburb of Turin 12 miles north-east of the city centre, ...

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