UK staffers fired by Twitter claim their dismissals were conducted unlawfully, BioNTech has agreed to buy UK artificial intelligence start-up InstaDeep, and Toyota is confronting an “unprecedented” challenge to revive its electric vehicle sales. Plus, the FT’s Tom Wilson chats about the challenges facing Shell’s new chief executive, Wael Sawan.

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Twitter hit with legal challenge from former UK staff

Toyota leasing unit warns of ‘unprecedented’ challenge to boost EV sales

BioNTech buys UK AI start-up InstaDeep in £562mn deal

Wael Sawan, the Shell lifer taking helm to navigate energy transition

Virgin Orbit shares sink after rocket ‘anomaly’

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