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Banking and Finance
Beijing-based development bank AIIB to target healthcare in Asia  Financial Times :  Stefania Palma 
So bank shareholders are squealing for their dividends. They should be ignored  Guardian :  Nils Pratley 
The Week Ahead: Central banks  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Rivals spy weakness in HK’s status as Asia’s prime financial centre  Financial Times :  Leo Lewis 
Investors step up pressure on companies over use of antibiotics  Financial Times :  Andrew Jack 
Lessons from Japan: coping with low rates and inflation after the pandemic  Financial Times :  Robin Harding 
Deutsche Bank on the lookout to expand its payments business  Financial Times :  Olaf Storbeck 
Clydesdale Bank owner tipped to reveal mortgage boost  Scotsman :  Perry Gourley 
Invesco’s UK investment chief targets performance turnround  Financial Times :  Chris Flood 
UK exchange Aquis woos brokers in bid to revive trading  Financial Times :  Philip Stafford 

US Banking and Finance
CFA forges ahead with ESG standard despite criticism  Financial Times :  Siobhan Riding 
The Week Ahead: Central banks  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
The US Treasury’s unnecessary fight with the Fed  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Financial conditions loosen to levels hit before Covid roiled markets  Financial Times :  Colby Smith 
Investors fret over future of Fed crisis lending  Financial Times :  James Politi 
Mutual fund conversions to ETFs set to gather momentum, experts say  Financial Times :  Steve Johnson 
AA in talks with private equity groups as deal deadline looms  Financial Times :  Kaye Wiggins 
Invesco’s UK investment chief targets performance turnround  Financial Times :  Chris Flood 

Basic Materials
Machine-made molecules fight the coronavirus in lab animals.  New York Times :  Katherine J. Wu 
Christmas tree sellers allowed to reopen in England despite lockdown  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
NSW energy plan won't drive early coal closure, minister says amid spat with Angus Taylor  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
Covid-19 has caused 'profound disruption' to food systems, warns Edinburgh livestock researcher  Scotsman :  Elsa Maishman 
Common people: the New Forest women following ancient tradition  Guardian :  Phoebe Weston 
Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin  New York Times :  Thomas Gibbons-Neff 
Lobster biz hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era  Independent :  Associated Press 
Thousands march in Taiwan streets against US pork imports  Independent :  Associated Press 
Winemakers are stepping into the beauty game. Do they measure up?  Financial Times :  Alice Lascelles 
Ineos and Hyundai strike hydrogen deal  Financial Times :  Peter Campbell 
Ineos signs hydrogen fuel cell deal for its off-road vehicle  Guardian :  Jasper Jolly 

Consumer Goods
Investors step up pressure on companies over use of antibiotics  Financial Times :  Andrew Jack 
Brands call for alternatives to online junk food ads ban  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Luxury groups warn £1bn in investment at risk from VAT relief cut  Financial Times :  Daniel Thomas 
Luxury goods and high-end food to dominate Christmas as locked-down revellers treat themselves  Scotsman :  Jane Bradley 
Mexican church decries Senate's marijuana legalization vote  Independent :  Associated Press 
Secondhand no longer second-best for UK's 'circular economy' consumers  Guardian :  Shane Hickey 
Henkel’s chief on guarding family spirit in a global group  Financial Times :  Olaf Storbeck 
Winemakers are stepping into the beauty game. Do they measure up?  Financial Times :  Alice Lascelles 

Economy
British ski workers ‘set to lose seasonal jobs’ after Brexit  Guardian :  Jamie Doward 
Has Britain’s second largest city reached breaking point?  Guardian :  Steve Bloomfield 
Sunak plays down risks of ‘no deal’ Brexit as crunch looms  Financial Times :  George Parker 
UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit  Independent :  Associated Press 
Business groups call on Johnson to rethink overseas aid cuts  Financial Times :  Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe 
Local authorities need to be weaned off their debt addiction  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Covid cuts third-quarter dividends to lowest level since 2016  Guardian :  Kalyeena Makortoff 
Covid's full cost to the UK economy is still being counted  Guardian :  Larry Elliott 
UK should not sign EU deal at any price, says Sunak  Guardian :  Jamie Grierson 
UK should tilt foreign policy to Indo-Pacific region, report says  Guardian :  Patrick Wintour 
Rishi Sunak to promise £150m extra spending on homelessness  Guardian :  Richard Partington 
Home 'flipping' in the UK reaches 12-year high, despite Covid crisis  Guardian :  Joanna Partridge 
Tories call for inquiry into ‘bad data’ to justify rural housebuilding  Guardian :  Robert Booth 
MPs from seven parties urge government not to cut overseas aid  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Rishi Sunak says public sector pay freeze is not a return to austerity  Guardian :  Richard Partington 
The Week Ahead: UK spending review  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Rishi Sunak setting UK up for tax rises in coming years, experts warn  Independent :  Andrew Woodcock 
Sunak funds schools and police in last hurrah before tax rises  Financial Times :  Chris Giles 
Number of unemployed people in UK over 50 rises by third, figures suggest  Guardian :  Amelia Hill 
Scots livelihoods 'will be destroyed' without better support for business  Scotsman :  Scott Macnab 
G20 leaders pledge to distribute Covid vaccines fairly around world  Guardian :  Patrick Wintour 
G20 Summit Closes With Little Progress and Big Gaps Between Trump and Allies  New York Times :  Annie Karni 
Saudi opens virtual G20 with call for global action on pandemic as critics highlight human rights  Independent :  Bel Threw 
Scott Morrison tells G20 'practical pathways' will achieve cuts in emissions  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
The Week Ahead: Economic data  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Corporate America’s deal with the Devil  Financial Times :  Rana Foroohar 
Investors fret over future of Fed crisis lending  Financial Times :  James Politi 
Financial conditions loosen to levels hit before Covid roiled markets  Financial Times :  Colby Smith 
Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession  New York Times :  Jim Tankersley 
The US Treasury’s unnecessary fight with the Fed  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Australia demands China explain why it has been singled out on trade restrictions  Guardian :  Daniel Hurst 
Xi’s aim to double China’s economy is a fantasy  Financial Times :  Michael Pettis 
Rivals spy weakness in HK’s status as Asia’s prime financial centre  Financial Times :  Leo Lewis 
Lessons from Japan: coping with low rates and inflation after the pandemic  Financial Times :  Robin Harding 
Thousands march in Taiwan streets against US pork imports  Independent :  Associated Press 
African-Americans suffer as public-sector jobs are cut  Financial Times :  Taylor Nicole Rogers 
Nigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economy  Financial Times :  Neil Munshi 
Where the Pomegranate Harvest Is Life, the Taliban Brought Ruin  New York Times :  Thomas Gibbons-Neff 
As G20 comes to an end, wealthy western nations need to consider writing off Zambia’s debt  Independent :  Amanda Khozi Mukwashi 
Shallow self-interest shapes the EU rule of law showdown  Financial Times :  Martin Sandbu 
A haven from the storm: Turmoil has only increased Monaco’s attractions  Financial Times :  Victoria Mallet 
NSW energy plan won't drive early coal closure, minister says amid spat with Angus Taylor  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
Asian stocks rise ahead of US economic data amid virus fears  Independent :  Associated Press 
The Week Ahead: Companies news and earnings  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Beijing promises crackdown on misconduct after bond defaults  Financial Times :  Sun Yu 

Environment
Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flight  Guardian :  Gwyn Topham 
NSW energy plan won't drive early coal closure, minister says amid spat with Angus Taylor  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
Scott Morrison tells G20 'practical pathways' will achieve cuts in emissions  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
Battery life: the race to find a storage solution for a green energy future  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 
CFA forges ahead with ESG standard despite criticism  Financial Times :  Siobhan Riding 
Hawaii is the only state where virus cases aren’t rising. The ocean helps.  New York Times :  Meghan Miner Murray 
Ineos and Hyundai strike hydrogen deal  Financial Times :  Peter Campbell 
Ineos signs hydrogen fuel cell deal for its off-road vehicle  Guardian :  Jasper Jolly 
Australia's platypus habitat has shrunk 22% in 30 years, report says  Guardian :  Lisa Cox 
Move over, millennials. Boomers are UK’s greenest generation  Guardian :  James Tapper 
Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin  Independent :  Associated Press 

Heavy Industries
Ineos and Hyundai strike hydrogen deal  Financial Times :  Peter Campbell 
Ineos signs hydrogen fuel cell deal for its off-road vehicle  Guardian :  Jasper Jolly 
BMW’s investment in a UK factory is good news and bad  Guardian :  Nils Pratley 

Insurance
UK motor insurers on the road to pandemic profit boost  Financial Times :  Oliver Ralph 
AA in talks with private equity groups as deal deadline looms  Financial Times :  Kaye Wiggins 
AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders  Guardian :  Gwyn Topham 

Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
Investors step up pressure on companies over use of antibiotics  Financial Times :  Andrew Jack 
Australian Open start date still 'not settled' amid Covid-19 confusion  Guardian :  Kevin Mitchell 
British ski workers ‘set to lose seasonal jobs’ after Brexit  Guardian :  Jamie Doward 
Edinburgh Science Festival to be delayed by several months and focus on outdoor events under radical reboot  Scotsman :  Brian Ferguson 
Manchester theatre staff use skills to upgrade homes after Covid layoffs  Guardian :  Matthew Taylor 
Ruins with a view: plan to turn Scottish castles into enchanting hotels  Guardian :  Eve Livingston 
Scots livelihoods 'will be destroyed' without better support for business  Scotsman :  Scott Macnab 
Many UK fitness venues may not survive winter Covid closures, say bosses  Guardian :  Zoe Wood 
Victoria's performing arts win $20m funding as Melbourne readies for reopening  Guardian :  Kelly Burke 
Hold the 18-course dinners: Noma’s chef opens up a burger joint  Guardian :  Harriet Sherwood 
Isle of Skye restaurant The Three Chimneys set to close doors for the winter this month  Scotsman :  General editorial piece 
MPs call on Europe’s largest tour operator to furlough UK workers  Financial Times :  Alice Hancock 
MSG Sphere: D-day looms in Trump donor’s fight for giant London venue  Guardian :  Jamie Doward 

Life Sciences
Investors step up pressure on companies over use of antibiotics  Financial Times :  Andrew Jack 
Machine-made molecules fight the coronavirus in lab animals.  New York Times :  Katherine J. Wu 
Coronavirus: Research to be done into pupils' compulsory mask-wearing  Scotsman :  Gina Davidson 
Vaccines are only one step in rebuilding damaged trust  Financial Times :  Andrew Hill 
Vaccine contracts shrouded in secrecy despite massive public funding  Financial Times :  Donato Paolo Mancini 
Beijing-based development bank AIIB to target healthcare in Asia  Financial Times :  Stefania Palma 
Brands call for alternatives to online junk food ads ban  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Mexican church decries Senate's marijuana legalization vote  Independent :  Associated Press 
Undocumented and Pregnant: Why Women Are Afraid to Get Prenatal Care  New York Times :  Caitlin Dickerson 
Covid-19 discharge to care homes ‘right and proper’ if needed, says Jeane Freeman  Scotsman :  Gina Davidson 
Now the U.S. Has Lots of Ventilators, but Too Few Specialists to Operate Them  New York Times :  Andrew Jacobs 
Russia's health system under strain as the virus surges back  Independent :  Associated Press 
Scepticism at rapid ‘Direct-Lamp’ test being rolled out across NHS  Financial Times :  Anna Gross 
Sorry, Jeane Freeman but this is not the assurance we were given - comment  Scotsman :  Alan Young 
What 635 Epidemiologists Are Doing for Thanksgiving  New York Times :  Claire Cain Miller 
NHS patients at risk as ICUs routinely understaffed, doctors warn  Guardian :  Denis Campbell 
NHS ‘workforce disaster’ threatens a million operations and could cost lives, royal college warns  Independent :  Shaun Lintern 
Student nurses on Covid placements in UK call for return of paid NHS contracts  Guardian :  Jessica Murray 
US, Germany and UK could start Covid vaccinations as early as December  Guardian :  Helen Sullivan 

Media
Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links  Guardian :  Mark Townsend 
Facebook plans charm offensive for Joe Biden  Financial Times :  Kiran Stacey 
Ex-PMs unite in Australia in bid to curb power of Murdoch empire  Guardian :  Vanessa Thorpe 
Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves  New York Times :  Michael M. Grynbaum 
Brands call for alternatives to online junk food ads ban  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media’s Good Old Days  New York Times :  Ben Smith 

Real Estate and Construction
Home 'flipping' in the UK reaches 12-year high, despite Covid crisis  Guardian :  Joanna Partridge 
Tories call for inquiry into ‘bad data’ to justify rural housebuilding  Guardian :  Robert Booth 
Manchester theatre staff use skills to upgrade homes after Covid layoffs  Guardian :  Matthew Taylor 
New Edinburgh HQ as construction and property consultants head north  Scotsman :  Stephen Wilkie 
Scotland’s highest village eyes fresh bid for land buyout  Scotsman :  Emma Newlands 
The Big Interview: Danny Campbell, founder of Hoko  Scotsman :  Emma Newlands 
From Grenfell to PPE, absolute power still corrupts in high places  Guardian :  Kenan Malik 
You’d expect a revelation in the Grenfell Tower inquiry to be more widely revealed  Guardian :  Tim Adams 

Retail
Ancient Madrid market reopens amid debate over virus rules  Independent :  Associated Press 
Investors step up pressure on companies over use of antibiotics  Financial Times :  Andrew Jack 
Christmas tree sellers allowed to reopen in England despite lockdown  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
New Mexico is shutting grocery stores if four of their employees test positive for the virus over two weeks.  New York Times :  Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs 
Luxury goods and high-end food to dominate Christmas as locked-down revellers treat themselves  Scotsman :  Jane Bradley 
Luxury groups warn £1bn in investment at risk from VAT relief cut  Financial Times :  Daniel Thomas 
Scots livelihoods 'will be destroyed' without better support for business  Scotsman :  Scott Macnab 
Secondhand no longer second-best for UK's 'circular economy' consumers  Guardian :  Shane Hickey 
Cult Shop: Purl Soho, a yarn sanctuary for a nation of knitters  Financial Times :  Victoria Woodcock 
Deliver ooh! The elite world of personal shopping  Financial Times :  Jessica Beresford 
Pet adoption booming amid pandemic – but workers accuse retailers of abuses  Guardian :  Michael Sainato 
How MercadoLibre emerged as ecommerce titan  Financial Times :  Benedict Mander 
The charcuterie platter boxes bursting with sweet and savoury treats, available for home delivery in Edinburgh  Scotsman :  Liv McMahon 
Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy  New York Times :  Lauren Hirsch 

Technology
Hackers 'try to steal Covid vaccine secrets in intellectual property war'  Guardian :  Dan Sabbagh 
Which countries and hackers are targeting Covid vaccine developers?  Guardian :  Dan Sabbagh 
Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?  New York Times :  David Berreby 
Pandemic boost to tech and digital industries worsens gender job divide  Financial Times :  Valentina Romei 
Should London tear up the listing rules to give tech companies free rein?  Independent :  James Moore 
China’s Surveillance State Sucks Up Data. U.S. Tech Is Key to Sorting It.  New York Times :  Paul Mozur 
How a UK robotics group turned the crisis to its advantage  Financial Times :  Chris Tighe 
Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links  Guardian :  Mark Townsend 
Facebook plans charm offensive for Joe Biden  Financial Times :  Kiran Stacey 

Support Services
African-Americans suffer as public-sector jobs are cut  Financial Times :  Taylor Nicole Rogers 
British ski workers ‘set to lose seasonal jobs’ after Brexit  Guardian :  Jamie Doward 
Germany agrees ‘historic’ mandatory boardroom quota for women  Guardian :  Simon Goodley 
Number of unemployed people in UK over 50 rises by third, figures suggest  Guardian :  Amelia Hill 
Pandemic boost to tech and digital industries worsens gender job divide  Financial Times :  Valentina Romei 
Rishi Sunak says public sector pay freeze is not a return to austerity  Guardian :  Richard Partington 
Sunak set to freeze pay for public-sector workers in England  Guardian :  Peter Walker 
Threat to central London as commuters embrace suburbs, warns Sadiq Khan  Guardian :  Toby Helm 
Coronavirus: Research to be done into pupils' compulsory mask-wearing  Scotsman :  Gina Davidson 
Education of poorest pupils in England and Wales 'suffers most during Covid isolation'  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Politicians not being guided by science on school policy  Scotsman :  Euan McColm 
Student nurses on Covid placements in UK call for return of paid NHS contracts  Guardian :  Jessica Murray 
Why our Scottish universities can go from strength to strength  Scotsman :  Iain Stewart 
Sorry, Jeane Freeman but this is not the assurance we were given - comment  Scotsman :  Alan Young 
Covid-19 discharge to care homes ‘right and proper’ if needed, says Jeane Freeman  Scotsman :  Gina Davidson 
Food banks: What Scotland should do to end the need for them and ensure a 'Hunger Free Future' – Trussell Trust  Scotsman :  Polly Jones 
Rishi Sunak to promise £150m extra spending on homelessness  Guardian :  Richard Partington 
Sunak funds schools and police in last hurrah before tax rises  Financial Times :  Chris Giles 
Chancellor urged to help excluded entrepreneurs  Financial Times :  Claer Barrett 
Germany’s immigrants rise to fore of start-up scene  Financial Times :  Erika Solomon 
Edinburgh hair salon group eyes long-term growth  Scotsman :  Emma Newlands 
FTI axed by clients in fallout over oil industry work  Financial Times :  Billy Nauman 
New Edinburgh HQ as construction and property consultants head north  Scotsman :  Stephen Wilkie 
AA in talks with private equity groups as deal deadline looms  Financial Times :  Kaye Wiggins 
AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders  Guardian :  Gwyn Topham 

Transport, Logistics, Aerospace and Defence
Our communities around Britain's airports are being devastated  Guardian :  Steve Curran 
UK cross-party group to lobby for Covid funds in areas that depend on airports  Guardian :  Simon Goodley 
Aviation chiefs intensify calls for testing despite vaccine optimism  Financial Times :  Philip Georgiadis 
Threat to central London as commuters embrace suburbs, warns Sadiq Khan  Guardian :  Toby Helm 
Thanksgiving: 2 million people took flights on weekend despite Covid travel warnings  Independent :  Graeme Massie 
AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders  Guardian :  Gwyn Topham 
The Guardian view on the Stonehenge tunnel: make it longer  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
‘Cultural resistance’ to bikes on trains angers Scottish Government cycling tsar  Scotsman :  Alastair Dalton 
Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flight  Guardian :  Gwyn Topham 
MPs call on Europe’s largest tour operator to furlough UK workers  Financial Times :  Alice Hancock 
TfL boss warns Crossrail faces mothballing without government bailout  Financial Times :  Gill Plimmer 
Clamour for low fares may drown out fears about the 737 Max  Guardian :  Nils Pratley 
Delta casts doubt on NY-London Covid ‘air corridor’  Financial Times :  Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson 

Utilities
NSW energy plan won't drive early coal closure, minister says amid spat with Angus Taylor  Guardian :  Katharine Murphy 
Battery life: the race to find a storage solution for a green energy future  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 
FTI axed by clients in fallout over oil industry work  Financial Times :  Billy Nauman 
Propane supplies feel heat as Covid drives dining outdoors  Financial Times :  Gregory Meyer 
Ineos and Hyundai strike hydrogen deal  Financial Times :  Peter Campbell 
Ineos signs hydrogen fuel cell deal for its off-road vehicle  Guardian :  Jasper Jolly 
Abu Dhabi boosts oil reserves with 22bn-barrel find  Financial Times :  Simeon Kerr 

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