5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 27th January 2021

Justin Waite
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06:21, 27th January 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 27th January 2021

 

5. Microsoft has reported booming demand for its Xbox gaming consoles as the pandemic continues to lift the fortunes of the American tech giant.

The gains helped push the firm's overall revenue up 17% to a record $43.1bn (£31.4bn).

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4. British retailers reported the biggest annual fall in prices since May this month, adding to signs of pressure on the sector since non-essential stores had to close to the public from Jan. 5 as part of renewed COVID lockdown measures.

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3. Victims lost an average of £45,242 last year after investing with fraudsters imitating genuine investment firms.

More than £78m was lost in total, according to fraud reporting centre Action Fraud.

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2. Amazon is preparing to remove some products for sale to NI customers as a result of the Irish Sea border.

It could lead to some goods like food supplements and some over-the-counter medicines being unavailable.

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1. The head of AstraZeneca has defended its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in the EU, amid tension with member states over delays in supply.

Pascal Soriot said his team was working "24/7 to fix the very many issues of production of the vaccine" and said production was "basically two months behind where we wanted to be".

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