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Hot Off The Wires - 8th July 2021


  • British fintech Wise was valued at nearly £9bn in a landmark direct listing in London.

  • Boris Johnson has overruled his ministers to order a review into a Chinese-backed takeover of Britain’s biggest microchip factory following an outcry over national security.

  • Planet Labs, the Earth imaging business whose fleet of small satellites captures daily data about how the globe is changing, has struck a $2.8bn deal to become a public company.

  • Ramsay Healthcare boss has insisted there is ‘no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow’ just because of a rise in NHS waiting lists.

  • The pandemic cost 22 million jobs in advanced economies last year and labour markets have recovered so far only half those losses.

  • Britain’s productivity improved in the first twelve months of the pandemic as lockdowns forced labour-intensive industries to close and higher-value jobs to be shifted online.



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