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Hot Off The Wires - 9th February 2021


  • Bitcoin hit new record high yesterday after Tesla revealed that it had bought $1.5bn of the cryptocurrency and pledged to start accepting it as payment for vehicles.

  • The deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van Tam has urged people not to "panic" over the South African coronavirus variant, saying it is not likely to become the dominant strain in the near future.

  • EU carbon trading is set to move from London to Amsterdam in the latest knock-on effect of Brexit on the UK’s financial services industry.

  • The economy will take another two years to recover from the pandemic, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has warned; GDP would expand by only 3.4% in 2021, down from an earlier forecast of 5.9%, it said.

  • British Airways says it will operate transatlantic flights partially powered by sustainable fuels as early as next year.



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