Hot Off The Wires - 21st January 2021
Joe Biden hailed the resilience of US democracy and appealed for unity in a polarised nation as he was sworn in as the 46th president.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is weighing up another extension of the government’s furlough scheme as part of plans to support the UK’s Covid-hit jobs market.
The Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer is likely to be effective against a rapidly spreading strain of the virus that was first discovered in the UK.
Pressure is mounting on ministers to bail out Eurostar as an influential parliamentary committee warns Britain “cannot afford to lose” the Channel Tunnel operator to the pandemic.
Netflix will no longer raise debt to fund its spending spree on television shows and films and may begin returning money to shareholders through buybacks.
Hipgnosis Songs Fund (SONG) - Launch of issue. Separately, Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Bob Rock's producer rights for Metallica's 'Metallica' and Michael Bublé's 'Call Me Irresponsible', 'Crazy Love', 'Christmas' and 'To Be Loved', which in total comprise 43 songs.
IG Group (IGG) - Interim Results. Separately, IG Group is acquiring tastytrade, Inc., a high growth US online brokerage and trading education platform with a leading position in US listed derivatives, primarily options and futures, and over 105,000 active accounts for a total consideration of $1bn.
In 2015, Otto an English Bulldog from Peru, broke a Guinness World Record. What was the record he broke?