UK FINANCIAL NEWS
Johnson urged to match Biden’s clean energy goals
UK’s high Covid spending delivers worse outcomes than peers
Coronavirus latest: ‘Purple alert’ issued as California puts San Francisco at highest restriction level
EU pitches new post-Trump alliance with US in face of China challenge
S&P Global nears $44bn deal for IHS Markit
HMRC could narrowly lose out in expected Arcadia collapse
Machine guns and a hit squad: the killing of Iran’s nuclear mastermind

UK SMALLER COMPANIES
Britain’s small businesses deserve to be heard
Capita in talks to sell education business to tackle £1bn debt
They’ve saved Christmas — now save small businesses
De La Rue in talks over Covid immunity certificates
Q&A: Should the chancellor do more to support entrepreneurs?
Chancellor urged to help excluded entrepreneurs
Peacocks and Jaeger administration threatens 4,500 jobs

WORLD FINANCIAL NEWS
Negative eurozone inflation rate obscures staple goods’ rising cost
The risks of the global Covid debt bridge
Chinese stocks rise after data underscores economic recovery
Australian winemaker to pivot from China in wake of trade fight
EU pitches new post-Trump alliance with US in face of China challenge
Brexit talks, Opec+ meeting, US non-farm payrolls
Weak demand would derail Britain’s economic comeback

UK MARKETS
Vaccines not politics are driving the soaring markets
Global stock rally pauses after Wall Street’s record high
US stocks rise after AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine results
UK exchange Aquis woos brokers in bid to revive trading
US stocks lose ground as Treasury-Fed spat simmers
Investors in limbo after Hargreaves platform glitches
Tech stocks in driving seat as S&P 500 ekes out modest gain