- CelebrityEvening Standard
Nicole Scherzinger is enjoying her holiday in St Lucia, with the singer letting her hair down in a tongue-in-cheek TikTok.The Pussycat Doll, 42, uploaded a video of herself dancing alongside boyfriend Thom Evans, while the former rugby star watched on, looking slightly perplexed.
- BusinessThe Telegraph
The world’s biggest electronics manufacturer has called time on China as the centre of global production, saying the country’s days “as the world’s factory are done”. Foxconn, the Taiwanese giant best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones, said it was moving more of its production outside of China amid rising tariffs on goods made in the country. Young Liu, the company’s chairman, said that while China will be a major production hub, the country’s “days as the world’s factory are done”. China became the fulcrum of electronics manufacturing over the last two decades as enormous factories and markets were set up in supercities such as Shenzhen. But rising wages, the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese imports, and the increasing importance of markets such as India, which charges tariffs on electronics imports, have led production to spread out across Asia and other parts of the world. Foxconn, which assembles Apple products as well as other smartphones, games consoles and laptops, now relies on China for just 25pc of its production, against 30pc a year ago. “No matter if it’s India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each,” Mr Liu said. Foxconn - also known as Hon Hai - reported a 34pc increase in quarterly profits on the back of booming demand for cloud computing equipment related to more internet use during the pandemic, and as production recovered from coronavirus-induced shutdowns at the start of the year. Revenues fell slightly, with the company focusing on higher-margin products such as high-performance computing. However, it said it expects sales to decline in the coming months as Apple delays the release of this year’s iPhones. Apple said last month that the new devices, expected to be the first featuring 5G technology, will go on sale a few weeks later than usual. Apple is Foxconn’s biggest customer, and while demand for the company’s devices have been stronger than expected in recent months, the delay is likely to lead to slower sales in the third quarter of the year. The White House has introduced a series of increasingly-punitive tariffs on Chinese imports over the last two years, and demanded that manufacturing move to the US. The tariffs have led manufacturers to either increase consumer prices or move production outside of China, although rarely to America. Foxconn promised to open a $10bn (£7.7bn) factory in Wisconsin in 2017 although it has scaled back plans and made slow progress on opening. Taiwanese microchip company TSMC recently announced plans for its own facility in Arizona.
- NewsThe Telegraph
The Netherlands has told its citizens not to travel to Britain and France threatened retaliatory quarantine measures after the UK put both countries on its coronavirus red list on Thursday night. The British decision – which takes effect on Saturday morning – means travellers returning from France must quarantine for two weeks. A spokesman for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "This means that Great Britain will receive a code orange as travel advice, because the Dutch have to be quarantined there." The Dutch code orange means holiday travel to the UK is not recommended. It would usually mean quarantine restrictions, but the Dutch stopped short of imposing those on people returning from the UK. On Thursday night, France said it would impose quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from the UK. That means any British tourist visiting France would face a month in isolation, two weeks on arrival and another fortnight on their return. "It is a decision that we regret and one that will entail reciprocal measures in the hope that we can return to normal as quickly as possible," said Clément Beaune, France's Europe Minister. Read more: Can I still go on holiday to France?
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Video Meghan Markle, Prince Harry have 'squandered tremendous opportunity' to do good as royals, author claims
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry have 'squandered tremendous opportunity' to do good as royals, Lady Colin Campbell claims. The author recently penned a book titled ‘Meghan and Harry: The Real Story’ where royal sources come forward to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The release came before the bombshell tell-all ‘Finding Freedom.’ Lady Colin Campbell is connected to British royalty through ancestry and marriage. She has written several books on the British royal family, including the bestselling ‘The Real Diana’ about Harry’s mother Princess Diana of Wales.
- NewsThe Guardian
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