A peak week for Big Tech

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Welcome to working week.

The holiday season may settle down this year due to the coronavirus, but the earnings season is about the same as before, and this week we’re working in earnest, with a particular focus on tech and banking companies. We’ll talk more about that below.

July 2021 became the rocket month. But we are in last week. After the battle of millionaires, this week is the government’s turn, and EU-backed Ariane 5 will return to flight after landing. Success is welcomed with relief — European projects have recently struggled to maintain their position as leaders in space exploration — and perhaps talk about moving forward with Ariane 6.

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