Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 8th April 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 8th April 2021


5. Beijing is now home to more billionaires than any other city in the world, according to the latest Forbes' annual rich list.

The Chinese capital added 33 billionaires last year and now hosts 100, said the business magazine.

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4. Microsoft recently put out a report claiming that businesses globally are neglecting a key aspect of their cyber-security - the need to protect computers, servers and other devices from firmware attacks.

Its survey of 1,000 cyber-security decision makers at enterprises across multiple industries in the UK, US, Germany, Japan and China has revealed that 80% of firms have experienced at least one firmware attack in the past two years.

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3. Bitcoin mining in China is so carbon intensive that it could threaten the country's emissions reduction targets, according to new research.

China wants its emissions to peak in 2030, and has plans to be carbon neutral by 2060.

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2. Women on £1-a-week state pensions could be owed tens of thousands of pounds

Until recently, Carole Davies, 76, from Merstham in Surrey, was told she was entitled to less than £1 a week but after contacting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) the grandmother of eight discovered she's owed £61,000 and is entitled to £82.45 per week.

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1. The number of shoppers visiting retail parks and essential shops in March shows consumers have missed bricks and mortar shops, says Springboard.

The analyst says sales at non-essential shops are likely to "bounce back" once they reopen on 12 April, predicting a 48% rise in sales when lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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