Start Up Loan Scheme passes 75,000 mark

The UK Government-owned British Business Bank has issued its 75,000th loan through its Start Up Loans programme, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses across the UK since its launch in 2012.

Pandemic in Afghanistan pushing millions into poverty


COVID-19 in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 1.271 people and infected more than 36.500 so far. But the effects of the pandemic in the country go beyond that, causing severe social and economic damage.