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Coronavirus: Three perspectives on furloughing

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Job Retention Scheme may cost three times initial estimate

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s Job Retention Scheme may cost £30-40bn over three months, three times the size of initial estimates. That is according to analysis by the Resolution [...]

Investors seize on positive news but rally fades

Image copyright EPA A global rally on financial markets faded as US shares shed gains despite hopes that the spread of coronavirus in some hotspots may be easing. The Dow Jones and the S&P [...]

Coronavirus: Four out of five people's jobs hit by pandemic

Image copyright EPA A total of 81% of the global workforce of 3.3 billion people have had their workplace fully or partly closed. Restrictions on daily life have led to the closure of many [...]

Coronavirus: Six industries still crying out for help

Image copyright Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more sectors of the economy are feeling the strain. And with banks under fire for denying emergency loans to some [...]

Coronavirus: Why is the petrol price nearing £1 a litre?

Image copyright Getty Images The cost of petrol in the UK is approaching £1 a litre for the first time since 2016. Some filling stations around the country have even been reported offering [...]

Calls for debt relief for world's poorest nations

Image copyright Getty Images More than 100 global organisations are calling for debt payments of developing countries to be dropped this year. These countries include the world’s poorest [...]

The shop where you can still buy huge bags of pasta

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Young and low-paid to be among worst hit in lockdown says study

Image copyright Getty Images Young workers and the worst paid are the most likely to be affected by the closure of businesses amid the coronavirus lockdown, a study says. A “remarkable [...]

Coronavirus: Flower grower donates blooms to key workers

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