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UK Covid deaths surpass Great Plague, Aids pandemic and every terror attack and war since 1945 combined

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK has surpassed the combined death toll of the Great Plague, the Aids pandemic and every single terror attack and war since 1945. The UK recorded a further 1,631 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the official tally above 100,000. The actual number is expected to be much higher when all excess

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Gold eyes US$2,000 mark in speedy record-breaking run

By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsia London/Bengaluru: Gold’s record rally is moving tantalisingly close to the psychologically key US$2,000 level, powered by investors seeking cover from Covid-19’s global economic toll, as reflected in dollar weakness, faltering stocks and US-China trade tensions. Spot gold prices have surged 53% in the last 14 months, blowing past 2011’s

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UK economy in record slump due to coronavirus

By Elliot Smith, CNBC THE UK posted the biggest monthly fall in GDP (gross domestic product) on record in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. GDP fell by 20.4% compared to the previous month, a sharper contraction than the 18.4% expected by analysts polled by Reuters. This represented a 24.5% decline from April

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