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Xbox surge and cloud computing deliver boost for Microsoft
A surge in demand for new Xbox consoles as well as further growth in cloud computing has helped Microsoft deliver better-than-expected results over the Christmas quarter.
COVID-19: Airline bosses urge PM not to impose blanket hotel quarantine policy
UK airline bosses have written to Boris Johnson insisting there is not enough evidence that imposing hotel quarantines on all travellers arriving into the country is necessary.
COVID-19: Boris Johnson warns EU against restrictions on coronavirus vaccine supplies
Boris Johnson has warned against the placing of restrictions on COVID vaccines after the EU threatened to put controls on the export of doses to Britain.
Majority of Paperchase stores salvaged in Permira rescue deal
The future of the high street stationery chain Paperchase will be salvaged this week in a rescue deal led by a lender connected to Permira, the private equity giant.
COVID-19: IMF downgrades UK growth forecast as new strain holds back recovery
The IMF has downgraded the UK's economic growth forecast for this year as the new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll.
COVID-19: Jobless rate hits 5% as unemployment rises by 202,000 in three months
The UK's unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time in more than four years, according to official figures which suggest over 200,000 people lost their jobs in the three months to November.
HSBC says 'we can't cherry pick laws' as bank accused of aiding democracy crackdown
The head of HSBC has told MPs that he "can't cherry pick which laws to follow" as he defended the bank over claims that it is helping China crack down on democracy in Hong Kong.
Handwash maker cleans up as pandemic boosts demand
Despite being a member of the FTSE 250 for nearly two decades, PZ Cussons is not exactly a household name.
COVID-19: Travel curbs hit shares while Rolls-Royce dives on £2bn cash burn warning
Travel-related stocks are feeling significant pain in anticipation of tougher curbs to limit the spread of coronavirus.
FA approaches former minister Lord O’Neill about chairman role
A former Treasury minister who is one of Britain's most respected economic thinkers has been approached about becoming the next chairman of the English Football Association (FA).