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12 May 2021 2 mins

The week in markets – 12 May 2021

Welcome to your weekly macroeconomic round-up, where we spotlight a few of the most significant events in the last week. US jobs growth slows unexpectedly as unemployment rises US non-farm payroll data for April showed that the US economy added 266,000 jobs in April, down from 770,000 in…

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6 May 2021 6 mins

Pressing for parity

One lasting impact of COVID-19 has been the exacerbation of existing societal inequalities. Women have been particularly affected by the pandemic for a number of reasons, including the fact that they make up the majority of the service industry, and that the burden of childcare tends to fall…

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