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‘Made in Britain’ tag worth additional £3.5bn a year to UK exporters

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The FINANCIAL -- As the UK government negotiates new trade deals in markets across the globe, research1 from Barclays Corporate Banking released today reveals how British exporters can benefit from price premiums of up to £3.5bn per year in ten key countries.…

With UNDP and the UK support e-Apostille now available in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Georgian and foreign citizens now have access to a user-friendly digital solution allowing them to verify up to 100 types of documents issued by Georgia’s public authorities and health and educational institutions. Introduced this month, the e-Apostille can certify birth and marriage certificates, health-related papers, court orders and other documents for use abroad.…

Which form of transport has the smallest carbon footprint?

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Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions [24% if we only consider CO2 emissions from energy].1 In some countries – often richer countries with populations that travel often – transport can be one of the largest segments of an individual’s carbon footprint.…

Obesity might be an issue for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

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The FINANCIAL — Obesity makes it more difficult to vaccinate adults against influenza. Will this be the case for COVID-19 too? Evidence that obese people have a blunted response to common vaccines was first observed in 1985. Moreover, having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness…