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Hot Off The Wires - 17th February 2021


  • Bitcoin passed the $50,000 mark for the first time yesterday as signs of its shift from the fringes of finance to the mainstream continue to strengthen the world’s largest cryptocurrency.

  • Lockdown is unlikely to be eased significantly until daily Covid cases are in the hundreds, compared with more than 10,000 a day now.

  • British companies are looking to draw up “no jab, no job” contracts for employees, as it’s now “up to businesses” if they wanted workers or customers to hold coronavirus vaccination passports.

  • More than 80% of the £1.6bn of emergency grants pledged to businesses last October has yet to be paid, according to an analysis which warns of delays that are putting “thousands of businesses at risk of insolvency”.

  • Adidas plans to sell its struggling Reebok brand and focus on its eponymous products as the sportswear giant embarks on a new five-year strategy.



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