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Hot Off The Wires - 7 January 2020


  • Gold prices surged to nearly seven-year high yesterday as tensions increased in the Middle East and investors rushed for safer assets.

  • The new leader of Iran’s elite expeditionary force, Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, has vowed to expel the US from the Middle East.

  • Luxury carmaker Bentley returned to profitability in 2019, helped by a 5% sales increase after a strong performance in Europe and the Americas, the Volkswagen-owned brand said this morning.

  • London transport authorities do not expect the £18bn Crossrail line to open before autumn 2021, in the latest delay to Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

  • Top central banks will sweep up bonds worth hundreds of billions of pounds to kick-start growth again in 2020 in their latest unprecedented intervention into financial markets.



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