Copy of Hot Off The Wires - 31 January 2020
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Copy of Hot Off The Wires - 31 January 2020


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  • Boris Johnson will pronounce “the dawn of a new era” for Britain on Friday, as it ends almost half a century of European Union membership.

  • Europe’s stock markets turned lower and oil price plunged on Thursday as investors took fright about the effect of the coronavirus on economic growth after world health officials declared a global emergency.

  • Amazon churned out over $87bn for the final quarter of 2019, compared with $72.4bn in the fourth quarter of 2018, as the tech company’s massive investment in faster shipping paid off.

  • Royal Dutch Shell made a profit of $2.9bn in the last three months of 2019, down from $5.7 billion in the final quarter of 2018, and delayed the world’s largest share buyback scheme blaming weaker oil and gas markets.

  • Film and TV production in the UK registered a record spend of £3.6bn last year, fuelled by the making of Hollywood hits such as the latest James Bond film No Time To Die and Sam Mendes’s 1917.

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