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George Floyd: SoftBank launches $100m minorities startup fund

Image copyright Getty Images Japan’s SoftBank is the latest major company to respond to the protests over the death of George Floyd. The technology giant has launched a $100m (£80m) fund that will invest in companies led by “people of colour”. It comes as executives of firms including Twitter, Bank of America and General Motors have spoken out over racial… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Market traders ‘feel abandoned’ over hardship fund

Image copyright Open source There has been a market at St George’s site in Belfast since the 1600s. It has survived world wars and The Troubles but will it survive coronavirus? Many small businesses forced to close in the pandemic had been hoping for financial help with the announcement of a micro-business hardship fund from the Northern Ireland Executive. But… Read more →