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Coronavirus: First signs of slump show in Scotland’s official figures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Manufacturing was especially badly hit by Covid lockdown measures Scotland’s economy began to contract as soon as coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of the year, with provisional figures for April showing an 18.9% decline. A more dramatic contraction is expected in the next… Read more →

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National People’s Congress: China’s parliament meets for post-virus show of strength

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There will be tight security around all NPC events China’s National People’s Congress is a key date in Beijing’s choreography of politics and power. It takes place this year as the country emerges from the virus crisis – and seeks to bolster its authority both on the domestic and the global stage. It also… Read more →