Share prices fall on concerns over further China lockdowns

“The only thing we know for sure is that Musk considers himself a free speech absolutist, so that will be what the platform will primarily focus on from now,” said Dexter Thillien, lead analyst for technology and telecoms at Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Will Nadhim Zahawi change tack on the economy?

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Pound slides to two-year low against the dollar

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