Australia has found common ground to respond to Covid-19. We can do the same for climate change | Cassandra Goldie, Innes Willox, Emma Herd

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Florida: endangered sea turtles thriving thanks to Covid-19 restrictions

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Time change in USA

Due to the switch to summer time in USA 7-8 March, 2020 trade hours for some instruments are subject to change.USA30, DOWJONES30, USA100, NASDAQ100, USA500, S&P500: 00:05-22:15 and 22:30-23:00; US2000, RUSSELL2000: 04:05-23:00; USOIL, WTI: 00:05-23:00; TNOTE: 00:35-23:00; SUGAR: 10:30-19:00; COFFEE: 11:15-19:30; COTTON: 08:30-20:20; COCOA: 11:45-19:30; WHEAT, CORN, SOYBEAN: 02:05-14:45...

Global markets dip as US registers 30,000 new virus cases

Global stock markets were weaker overnight in Asia as concerns about the resurgent coronavirus continue to grow. Both the Nikkei and the Hong Kong Hang Seng were weaker on the first day of trading for the week, down 0.2% and 0.9% respectively,...

New Stock Indices Available for Trading

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Britain beyond lockdown: can social and climate justice come together?

During lockdown, the wild grass in Bristol's Greenbank cemetery has grown higher than many of the tombstones, transforming the land above the dead into a gothic meadow. Nominally closed to the public before 4pm each day, the grounds are a popular...

Stocks close record quarter, SP 500 up 20

It's been somewhat of a muted open to the quarter, with European markets mostly trading either side of flat. Most of the action happened yesterday, US stocks closed out their best quarter in over two decades, at the same time as...

FIBO Forex Drive new features

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Watch the birdie: why birdcams are the new box sets

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Life in the ‘poultry capital’ of Wales: enough is enough, say overwhelmed residents

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Look up, look down: experts urge us to take a closer look at the concrete jungle

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Wales launches GBP5m national forest scheme – with pupils’ help

It was hard, chilly work for nine-year-old Alfie Perry and his eight-year-old classmate Dempsey Owens. But, after a bit of cajoling from their pals and teacher on...

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‘It’s all on hold’: how Covid-19 derailed the fight against plastic waste

2020 was supposed to be the year America revolted against plastic. Consumers were refusing straws and toting their own coffee mugs. Legislators had proposed an unprecedented wave of laws to ban single-use plastics. Even companies like...

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Changes in Standard Account trading conditions on CFDs

Dear Clients, Please be informed that as of 00:00 (UTC 2) on April 27, 2020, the Company will start charging a commission of 0.1% on...

Cop26: Boris Johnson urged to resist calls to postpone climate talks

Nicholas Stern, one of the most prominent global experts on the climate crisis, has urged Boris Johnson to resist calls to postpone vital UN...

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Pollutionwatch: breathtaking views will vanish unless we build back better

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