5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 17th November 2020

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:17, 17th November 2020

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 17th November 2020

 

5. Boris Johnson is considering a temporary cut to spending on aid, reducing the proportion of Britain’s gross national income spent on it from 0.7% to 0.5% to help the country’s Covid-ravaged public finances, The Times has reported.

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4. Joe Biden has vowed to work with other democracies to rewrite the rules of international trade.

The US president-elect signalled a shift from Donald Trump's policies, who pulled out of multilateral pacts and raised up tensions with China.

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3. Women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if they offer flexible hours, a government-backed study for Zurich insurance suggests.

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2. European Union diplomats warned Britain that time was fast running out for a Brexit deal, and that it may already be too late to ratify one.

Almost five years since the Brexit referendum campaign began, Britain and the EU have still not worked out how nearly $1 trillion in trade per year will operate once Britain leaves a status quo transition arrangement on Dec. 31.

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1. Global share prices have surged after news of a second breakthrough coronavirus vaccine from US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which follows last week's positive results from Pfizer.

According to early data, Moderna's new vaccine is nearly 95% effective and has no safety concerns.

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