Copy of Hot Off The Wires - 31 January 2020
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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