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Hot Off The Wires - 26th January 2021

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  • Britain's Covid vaccine supply is in jeopardy after the EU threatened to block exports of the Belgian-made Pfizer jabs amid a row with UK-based AstraZeneca.

  • Boohoo has agreed to buy the brand of failed department store Debenhams just as rival Asos sets its sights on Topshop.

  • Special purpose acquisition companies struck mergers worth more than $15bn on Monday.

  • Moderna is launching a trial of a new Covid-19 vaccine to tackle South Africa’s coronavirus strain as its existing jab was less effective at tackling the new variant.

  • Shares in airlines and travel companies tumbled on Monday amid mounting fears that tighter border restrictions would delay the recovery for the beleaguered aviation sector.

  • Shell has agreed to buy one of Europe’s largest on-street electric car-charging companies, ubitricity, to accelerate its move into low-carbon transport.


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