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Industry supply chain fears deepen; UK borrowing undershoots forecasts – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Barclays profits double as CEO brushes off inflation and supply chain fears

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Barclays almost doubled its third-quarter profit to £2bn as it benefited from strong mortgage lending in the UK and a boom in investment banking. The British bank’s profit before tax in the three months to September r...

Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious

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A third of Pacific small island states and territories do not plan to send any government figures to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The lack of high-level representation of Pacific na...

Fears global energy crisis could lead to famine in vulnerable countries

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The global energy crisis could escalate into a world food crisis leading to famine in vulnerable countries unless urgent action is taken, one of the world’s biggest producers of fertiliser has warned. Svein Tore Holse...

Doctors in south Wales ‘scared to come to work’ over safety fears

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Doctors at a Welsh health board described being “scared to come to work” due to serious concerns over patient safety, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The report, seen by the Guardian, h...

Why are there fears China and Taiwan could go to war? – video

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A dramatic rise in the number of aerial sorties over the sea separating the Chinese mainland from Taiwan has served as a reminder that the strait has the potential to be one of the most dangerous places on Earth.A rep...

Sunak plays down help for businesses over gas prices despite fears industry could shut down – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Tony Abbott raises fears China ‘could lash out disastrously’ as Taiwan tensions grow

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The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has raised fears Beijing “could lash out disastrously very soon” amid growing tensions over the future of Taiwan – and argued the US and Australia could not stand idly ...

Cop26: fears smaller nations will be priced out of hosting pavilions

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Countries and organisations planning to host events at vital UN climate talks in Glasgow next month have said they fear that increased costs at this year’s event will cause problems for developing nations. Multiple pa...

Fears grow for photojournalist arrested by Taliban as executions resume

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Fears are growing for a photojournalist who has been detained by the Taliban for more than three weeks after being arrested while covering the women’s protests in Herat. Morteza Samadi, 21, a freelance photographer, w...

Jersey fears French fishers blockade amid fresh UK-France row

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Jersey’s government has warned of a fresh danger of angry fishers blockading its main port after the British crown dependency rejected a third of French boats seeking to fish in its waters, further inflaming tensions ...

Power shortages in China hits homes and factories prompting global supply fears

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Widening power shortages in China’s north-east have left homes without power and halted production at numerous factories, while some shops operated by candlelight as the economic toll of the squeeze mounted. Residents...

Fears over NHS plan to close all local ambulance stations in London

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NHS bosses plan to shut every local ambulance station in London, prompting fears that patients could be harmed if 999 crews take longer to reach them, the Guardian can reveal. The London ambulance service (LAS) has st...

EU fears citizens will be barred from flights to UK due to rules confusion

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Concerns have been raised that EU citizens living in the UK may not be allowed to board flights into the country because of confusion created by new government rules over ID cards and passports. From 1 October, EU cit...

Covid live news: Delta ‘crippling’ Alaska’s health system; South Korea urges testing amid holiday surge fears

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Alaska imposes crisis care standards on all hospitals; South Korean authorities urge people returning from holiday week to get tested

UK ministers near deal on CO2 production to ease food supply fears

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Ministers are very close to reaching a deal to restart carbon dioxide (CO2) production at factories on Teesside and in Cheshire, in an effort to ease fears of food shortages. The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, ha...

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