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IMF: Global economic outlook is bright
The future is bright, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The new global forecast has growth of 3.9% this year and next, an upgrade of 0.2% for each year.
UK identified as fourth most important country for business growth
A survey by PwC has revealed that the UK is considered the fourth most important country for business growth, behind the US, China and Germany. The results of the survey were revealed at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
JPMorgan CEO warns more than 4,000 UK jobs could go in a bad Brexit scenario
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, has warned that more than 4,000 jobs could be cut if the UK and the EU can’t agree on common banking rules. JPMorgan have staff in Canary Wharf, Bournemouth and Glasgow.
Insured losses from weather disasters more than doubled in 2017
There was over $134bn of insured losses in 2017. This is 139% more than the previous year. This rise has been put down to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the US.
Students create mathematical formula for the perfect roast potato
Students from the University of Essex have created a formula that can be used to cook the perfect roast potato. And apparently, it works.

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