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Hot Off The Wires - 2nd March 2021


  • European leaders in Brussels have pledged that a vaccination passport scheme will be open to British travellers in time to save the summer holidays.

  • Special purpose acquisition companies signed a record $109bn of transactions globally last month, as their founders rushed to take advantage of investor enthusiasm to bring privately held companies to the public markets.

  • Plug-in hybrid cars consume up to four times more fuel than advertised, dealing a fresh blow to the vehicles’ green credentials, according to a research by the consumer group Which?

  • Global equity markets have bounced back after a rise in bond yields and concerns about inflation spooked investors last week.

  • The Restaurant Group, which owns the Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s chains, has reported a jump in takeaway orders but warned it is burning through £5.5m a month in the latest Covid lockdown.



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