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Hot Off The Wires - 18th June 2021


  • ByteDance’s revenues surged 111% last year to $34bn and had 1.9 billion monthly users across its apps at the end of the year, according to its incoming chief executive Liang Rubo.

  • Fast-recovering British companies have returned more than £1bn of furlough cash as investors push for return of government support after better than expected recovery.

  • Ministers are discussing a proposal to exempt Uefa and Fifa officials, politicians, sponsors and broadcasters from the need to quarantine under plans to stop the final of the European Championship being moved from Wembley to Budapest.

  • Andrew Neil has branded the political activists behind an advertising boycott on GB News as ‘far-Left agitators and cranks’ in a staunch defence of his Right-leaning TV channel.

  • Channel 4 will be steered towards privatisation by the UK government as soon as next year, with ministers launching a formal consultation within weeks.

  • Trainline, the online rail booking service, has claimed that it is selling more tickets now than it was at the same time two years ago, before the pandemic.



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