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Hot Off The Wires - 18 December 2019


  • Sterling slipped as low as $1.31 yesterday, unravelling all its gains in the wake of last week’s general election result after Boris Johnson set another hard Brexit deadline.

  • Employment rose by 24,000 in the three months to October and by 309,000 compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics.

  • The UK advertising watchdog has banned British American Tobacco and three other e-cigarette firms from promoting their vaping products on public Instagram pages.

  • Trainline said yesterday that it was set to hit its annual targets after British and international ticket sales rose by 18% to £2.85bn.

  • Whirlpool is set to recall more than half a million washing machines from UK homes because of the risk of them catching fire, the company has said.



Did you know… The New York Stock Exchange began in 1817 as the brokers formed the New York Stock & Exchange Board (NYS&EB), renting rooms at 40 Wall Street and adopting a constitution.

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