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Welcome to the working week.
Holiday season might be subdued this year because of coronavirus, but earnings season feels much the same as ever and this week we are in full swing with a particular focus on tech and banking companies. More of that below.
July 2021 has shaped up as rocket month. But we’re into the last week. After the battle of the billionaires, it is the turn of governments this week, with the EU-backed Ariane 5 returning to flight after being grounded. Success will be greeted with relief — the European project has been struggling of late to maintain its position as a leader in space exploration — and perhaps talk…