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Hot Off The Wires - 3rd February 2021

News


  • The Oxford vaccine provides about 75% protection against Covid and significantly reduces its spread after only one jab, suggests a new study that has raised hopes over the lifting of lockdown.

  • Pfizer is looking at nearly $15bn in revenue this year from its Covid-19 vaccine developed with BioNTech and has raised its 2021 profit guidance.

  • Households spent an extra £1bn on food and alcohol last month as lockdown left Britons with no choice but to eat most meals at home once again.

  • House prices in January dropped 0.3% from December as the looming end to the stamp duty holiday dragged on demand.

  • Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos will step aside later this year to become executive chairman, making way for AWS head Andy Jassy.

  • Some of the world’s biggest energy groups reported record annual losses on Tuesday, illustrating the pandemic’s devastating impact on Big Oil.


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