5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 5th March 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:41, 5th March 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 5th March 2021

 

5. Authorities announced that cinemas in New York City could reopen today.

The industry has been devastated by the pandemic, which drove down box office sales by than 70% globally last year - and more than 80% in the US and Canada, historically the world's biggest market.

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4. China is aiming for an economic growth rate above 6% in 2021, after scrapping its target last year.

Although China's economy grew last year, it only managed 2.3% growth, its weakest result in decades.

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3. Tesla has decided to become a technical partner in a nickel mine - which is needed for lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars.

Elon Musk's car firm will also buy nickel from the Goro mine on the tiny Pacific island of New Caledonia to secure its long-term supply.

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2. Deliveroo is to list its shares in London in a move that could reportedly value it at about $7bn (£5bn).

The food delivery firm has seen demand soar in the pandemic, as restaurants forced to close to dine-in customers have signed up to its platform.

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1. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to give the NHS's "Covid heroes" a bigger pay rise.

It comes as it emerged the government is recommending a 1% increase for NHS staff in England next year.

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