Hot Off The Wires - 20th January 2021
Hedge fund assets hit a record $3.6tn in 2020 as the industry delivered its best performance in more than a decade during the most tumultuous year for markets.
Ministers are increasingly concerned about the pace of the coronavirus vaccine rollout after a reduction in the supply of Pfizer-Biontech jabs.
More than half a million freelancers excluded from state support could be handed a last-minute lifeline, as influential MPs put pressure on the Chancellor to include them in the final round of self-employed grants.
Productivity increased at its fastest pace in 15 years in the three months to September as the economy bounced back from the first lockdown, according to official figures.
The Bank of England’s chief economist expects Britain’s economy to begin to recover “at a rate of knots” from the second quarter of this year as vaccines against the coronavirus are deployed.
The online greeting card and gifts retailer Moonpig has outlined plans for a £1.2bn float on the London Stock Exchange, after demand surged for its personalised products during the coronavirus pandemic.
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