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Hot Off The Wires - 12th May 2021


  • The FTSE 100 endured its worst day in almost three months as heightened concern over inflation triggered a sell-off in global equities; the Dow Jones closed down 1.4%, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.9%.

  • Pfizer has asked the UK regulator to approve its vaccine for use in young teenagers as US watchdogs signalled their approval for the step.

  • Not even banks that helped to facilitate Deliveroo’s disastrous initial public offering think its shares are worth what they convinced early investors to pay.

  • Joe Biden’s administration has approved the construction of the US’s first large-scale offshore windfarm, with 84 turbines to be erected off the coast of Massachusetts.

  • Farrow & Ball is being sold to the Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel in a £500m deal that is set to trigger a sales push outside the UK.



Dating back some 4,600 years, in which country is the oldest paved road in the world located?

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