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Weekly Bulletin: Mon 6 Nov 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 6th November 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

Headline

  • Several financial documents have been leaked to the public, revealing wide-scale offshore investments of a controversial nature. These documents have been given the name of the ‘Paradise Papers’. There are over 13m documents, with over 100,000 names of people and businesses included. The Boston Consulting Group have estimated the amount of money involved is $10 trillion. Among those to have their financial affairs implicated include Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Wilbur Ross – US Secretary of Commerce, and Juan Manuel Santos – President of Colombia.

 

World

  • In unfortunate news, a shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people. The shooter later died following a high-speed chase. The shooting took place at a Baptist Church.
  • The year 2017 is on course to be one of the hottest years on record. This is due to a range of factors, adding credence to the theory of global warming.

 

UK

  • The UK has been shocked by the fact that Queen Elizabeth II’s estate has been implicated in the Paradise Papers.
  • It is believed around 150,000 people in the United Kingdom will receive a pay rise. This is linked to those whose employer’s have signed up to the voluntary living wage – which is £8.75 outside London and £10.20 in the capital.

 

Business

  • In what could go down as one of the biggest acquisitions in history, computer chip maker Broadcom are hoping to acquire Qualcomm. Broadcom have offered $103bn (£79bn) for the rival.

 

Politics

  • Amid widescale allegations of sexual harassment by MP’s, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a new ‘culture of respect’.

 

Technology

 

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Education

 

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