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Coronavirus: Samsung profits soar on work from home demand

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics has seen its earnings soar as sales were boosted by millions working and learning from home during the virus pandemic. The world’s largest maker of smartphones said second quarter operating profits rose 23% compared to last year. The results were helped by strong demand for computer chips, which pushed up prices on the global… Read more →

Tax cut for Scots home buyers starts next week

Image caption Kate Forbes said she was delighted to remove uncertainty from the market A temporary cut to the transaction tax on house sales will be introduced next week, the Scottish government has said. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced the cut to the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) on Thursday. The move followed UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of… Read more →

Mastercard staff can work from home ‘until ready’

Image copyright Reuters Mastercard staff can continue working from home until they “feel comfortable” going to the office amid the pandemic. The credit card firm employs about 20,000 people globally, with a “large percentage” now working from home. Rather than forcing them back to offices, staff can make their own decision on timings, it said. Twitter said last week it… Read more →