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From vaccines to meme stocks: 2021 in charts

We look back on the year’s biggest stories in business and markets
From vaccines to meme stocks: 2021 in charts

This year, big numbers were in the news again. After Covid-19 cases rapidly rose from thousands to millions during the previous year, attention turned in 2021 to the billions of vaccines being administered around the world. Elsewhere, markets hit record highs, meme stock companies became more valuable than FTSE 100 businesses and inflation reached the highest level in a decade. Here’s six charts that look back on the year’s biggest stories in business and markets...