If the growth in imports is any indicator of quality, then grapes (both in their liquid and natural form) from the Western Cape are among the best in the world. Over the 2020/21 reporting period, the UK imported 16% more wine products and 15% more grapes than they did the year before. This is according to, South Africa’s official tourism, ...

The Government has unveiled a consultation, hoping to attract industry views on how to support the development of biomass powered carbon capture projects in the UK over the next decade. The combination of biomass energy – derived from sustainable plant material – and carbon capture is known as BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage.)The process generates biomass energy and ...

The UK economy contracted by 0.6 in June and shrank 0.1 per cent between April and June, compared to growth of 0.8 per cent in the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics said this morning. Commenting on the gross domestic product (GDP) figures that showed a 0.1 per cent contraction in the second quarter of the year, Office ...

A cryptocurrency billionaire who pleaded guilty to breaking American anti-money laundering rules is to bring a landmark legal challenge to Britain’s data regulator. Lawyers for Ben Delo, a co-founder of BitMEX, said he had been granted permission for a judicial review of the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is thought to be the first time a decision by the watchdog has ...

SEOUL — South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Friday, with South Korea’s Justice Ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a “national economic crisis.”The pardon is largely symbolic, with Mr. Lee already out on parole after serving 18 months in jail for bribery relating to his time leading the ...

JOSHUA HOEHNE/UNSPLASHTwitter Inc. on Thursday set out a plan to combat the spread of election misinformation that revives previous strategies, but civil and voting rights experts said it would fall short of what is needed to prepare for the upcoming US midterm elections.The social media company said it will apply its civic integrity policy, introduced in 2018, to the Nov. ...

BLOOMBERGThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer recommend quarantines or test-to-stay programs at schools or daycare centers for people exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the agency said in updated guidelines on Thursday.The agency also said it was no longer recommending unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure as around 95% of the US population has either ...

Arsenal Football Club has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for a second time for an online post promoting a cryptoasset irresponsibly. The advertising watchdog first raised the issue in 2021, when the Premier League team wrote in a post on Facebook “$AFC in now live $CHZ” and “What song do you want to hear when we win? ...

The business empire of Philippine tycoon Dennis A. Uy, which recently made headlines with a notice of default, may face nearly $700 million worth of loans maturing this year.The most recent financial report of Uy-backed DITO CME Holdings Corp., covering the quarter through end March and published in late May, lists subsidiary DITO Telecommunity Corporation — a venture with China ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/WALTER BOLLOZOSOn Aug. 22, schools in the Philippines will finally reopen their doors to students after two and a half years — one of the longest pandemic-induced school closures in the world. As well as devastating the individual prospects of countless children, the extended hiatus is threatening to leave long-term scars on an economy historically reliant on sending high-skilled ...