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Josh Hawley’s political ascent stalls after US Capitol attack latest: US states report 200,000-plus new cases as hospital admissions ‘level off’ ready to talk to Veolia in takeover battle after counter-offer lands critic Navalny detained on return to Russia threatens banks with capital ‘add-ons’ over leveraged loan risks to rewind Trump agenda in executive order blitz’s CDU chooses Merkelism without Merkel | opinionTunisian police use tear gas to break up street protests chief wrote to Hong Kong activist over frozen bank account shortage forces Audi to delay production lawyer prosecuting Hong Kong activists called a ‘mercenary’ by Dominic Raab state officials call for greater scrutiny of potential G4S takeover Street’s new sheriff is on a mission | opinionESG accounting needs to cut through the greenwash | opinionWhy the ECB should go Japanese | opinionEngland’s lockdown will not ease until March, says Raab fuel fears of eurozone double-dip recession’s deal with the DoJ highlights the limits of US justice | opinionUS banks’ trading bonanza keeps Wall Street booming’s necessary but insufficient battle on modern slavery | opinionBritain risks own goal with labour market plans | opinionVisa/Plaid: held in check | opinionCoronavirus second wave threatens to swamp Africa skinheads to the stock market: how Dr Martens went mainstream won’t get us back in the office any time soon | opinionNissan’s future is on trial alongside Carlos Ghosn lieutenant | opinionLatest fundraising values Deliveroo at more than $7bn
California surpasses New York as epicentre of US Covid crisis is fortified amid fears of more violence de Rothschild dies of heart attack at 57 Britain’s democracy is being undermined | opinionThe best and worst-performing equity funds of 2020’s centrist legacy hangs over the new CDU leader | opinionChristmas festivities blamed as Ireland battles new Covid wave and awestruck: the troops defending US democracy capitals batten down on fears of more political violence rents plummet in major UK cities Laschet wins CDU leadership election’s Couche-Tard ends €16.2bn takeover talks with Carrefour launches vaccine drive against backdrop of growing scepticism sets out plans to curb reliance on dollar in post-Trump era dysfunctional disqualifications | opinionTech stock booms: then and now | opinionRethinking the bottle: could plastic, cans and kegs be greener? | opinionLondon’s black cabs in drive to help out rollout out of Covid jab
Hong Kong diary: locked down in luxury | opinionBumble IPO filing details $125m cash payment and loan to founder Joe Biden’s stimulus plan shook up global financial markets freeze lays bare conditions in one of Europe’s biggest shanty towns delays privacy changes that led to user exodus Trump, Twitter and the messy fight over free speech Covid-19 rebooted retirement prosecutors claim Capitol rioters came to ‘assassinate’ officials a merciful release | opinionBoris Johnson on back foot as UK tries to reset relationship with US funds: trust issues | opinionBobi Wine, a tenacious challenger set on power in Uganda League rivals cry foul over BoE Covid loan scheme mixed after Biden announces $1.9tn stimulus plan Fargo pledges $8bn in cost cuts people’s mental health must be a priority this lockdown | opinionIrish freight industry warns of Brexit threat to supply chains to withdraw from Open Skies defence treaty banks and climate change: all hot air | opinionA Senate trial is not the right answer to Donald Trump | opinionBabcock: crash dive | opinionThe new Covid variants are a peril to us all | opinionUK retailers face up to challenge of enforcing mask wearing government resigns over child benefits scandal Trump’s woeful legacy | opinionXiaomi/US: rice cooker commando | opinionPfizer to limit vaccine deliveries temporarily to Europe! Anyone remember my bitcoin password? | opinionItalian prime minister faces crunch vote on his future unions: locked down, banding together | opinionJPMorgan reverses $3bn of loan loss charges issues ‘clear and final no’ over Carrefour takeover bid house prices may dip but won’t crash | opinionUK businesses win right to claim on insurance for Covid losses veterans, your nation needs you! | opinionWhat are the paint colours for 2021? | opinionPackets of possibility: what seeds to sow now | opinionBitcoin ETP trading surges to levels seen by most popular ETFs takes new $350m stake in OneWeb Bank chief says €18m Wirecard loss shows value of its risk management GDP proves resilient as manufacturing and construction grow Australia touts virus success in bid to stage ‘mini world cup’ impeachment threatens to cast shadow over Biden test looms for $900bn private debt market is at the heart of a battle over the roots of coronavirus captures the tech industry at CES 2021 in Europe policy likely as Germany’s CDU elects new leader investors and the dangers of the herd | opinionGlobal investors in limbo after Ant IPO torpedoed by Beijing
Biden to push $1.9tn stimulus for pandemic-battered US economy latest: New York reports more than 200 daily deaths for first time since May suspends coverage of groups tracked by former Wirecard analyst workers’ rights at risk in plans to rip up EU labour market rules intensifies on US Capitol Police after assault set to step up coronavirus vaccinations