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Piers Morgan forced off TV after having coronavirus test

Piers Morgan forced off TV after having coronavirus test

Entertainment
Piers Morgan has revealed he will not present Good Morning Britain on Monday after being tested for coronavirus.The presenter, 55, tweeted that he had started feeling unwell over the last 48 hours. He wrote: "On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I've had a test for COVID-19 and so won't be working on GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow."It comes three weeks after his co-host, Susanna Reid, self-isolated at her London home when a member of her household developed symptoms of COVID-19.Journalists are classed as key workers and, like all broadcasters including Sky News, Morgan has been respecting social distancing rules while on air. ...
JP Morgan announces new division to fund at least $100 billion in emerging market projects

JP Morgan announces new division to fund at least $100 billion in emerging market projects

Finance
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase. Adam Jeffery | CNBCJ.P. Morgan Chase announced the creation of a new business called the Development Finance Institution to boost private investment in emerging-market development projects.The lender said it can finance more than $ 100 billion annually from its investment bank and created a formal methodology to define projects that fit both commercial and development targets, according to a release from the New York-based bank. It also hired Faheen Allibhoy, an 18-year-veteran of the World Bank-affiliated International Finance Corporation, to lead the new group.Her career choices have been "mission-driven, but I think as a business case, the emerging markets are where the action is," Allibhoy said in a telephone interview. Places like...
Jamie Dimon says he’s ‘disgusted by racism’ and progress is needed at JP Morgan after report

Jamie Dimon says he’s ‘disgusted by racism’ and progress is needed at JP Morgan after report

Finance
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told employees that he's "disgusted by racism and hate in any form" after a New York Times report detailed instances of discrimination at the bank's branches."We must make sure that the culture we aspire to reaches every corner of our company," Dimon said in a memo sent late Friday to employees and obtained by CNBC. "We have done some great work on diversity and inclusion, but it's not enough. We must be absolutely relentless on doing more."Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that a black J.P. Morgan employee and customer experienced racial discrimination by managers at branches in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and had made audio recordings as evidence. In one case, the customer had difficulty attaining private client status despite moving a hundre...
U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

Sports
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United States women's national soccer team star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite expecting her first child less than four months before the start of the event. Morgan, 30, announced her pregnancy on social media two weeks ago. She is expecting a baby girl in April, about three months before the beginning of the Olympics. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible," Morgan told reporters Tuesday. "After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." Morgan, who helped guide the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and wins in the 2019 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup, said she believes she will continue to play at a high level after h...
JP Morgan hires bankers to boost corporate client services

JP Morgan hires bankers to boost corporate client services

Finance
MUMBAI: JP Morgan has hired bankers from Citibank and DBS to boost its corporate client services as it revs up presence in the mid-corporate segment which has been growing substantially. It hired Pranav Chawda, as head of Client Banking and Specialized Industries from DBS Bank and he had worked for Citibank prior to that. Dhaval Shah, who was the Director at Citibank most recently, would head the Western Region. Srinivasan Kannan, who has been with the bank for a while, would lead the business in Southern India. “India is an important market and we’ve taken a long-term approach to building lasting relationships,” said Kalpana Morparia, chairman, South and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan. “We have deep local knowledge, global insights…,which uniquely position us to serve diverse companies in