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FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Airbnb pledges to cover some virus cancellation costs
Home rentals group says it will pay $250m to hosts as global travel demand dwindles

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

BlackRock's Fink keeps door open to acquisitions
Chief of world's largest asset manager strikes a cautiously optimistic note about markets

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Austria makes masks compulsory as protection debate shifts
Move by Vienna as Europe's governments look at ways to contain Covid-19 spread

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Yum Brands raises $600m in first junk bond issue in weeks
Owner of KFC takes advantage of credit market thaw to seek cash to ride out downturn

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Macy's, Gap and Kohl's put thousands on leave
Retail chains employing 420,000 say store closures will last longer than expected

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus latest: France reports highest single-day death toll
Retail chains employing almost 250,000 say store closures will last longer than hoped

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

US stocks close up 3.4% in positive start to week
S&P 500 records fourth gain in five sessions, despite new leg down for oil prices

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Macy's and Kohl's stop paying thousands of workers
Retail chains employing almost 250,000 say store closures will last longer than hoped

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Macy's to furlough most of its 125,000 employees
Fall in demand due to virus creates surplus that risks overwhelming storage capacity

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Austria makes masks compulsory as global debate over protection shifts
Vienna will distribute medical gear for free as Europe moves on masks' protective utility

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Oil industry facing historic production shut down
Crude oil in Texas was changing hands for as little as $7 a barrel on Monday

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Oil industry facing historic production shutdown
Crude oil in Texas was changing hands for as little as $7 a barrel on Monday

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to fund Covid-19 drug trials
Accelerator fund will test whether existing drugs such as chloroquine can treat coronavirus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

J&J and Abbott announce potential vaccine and rapid test
US healthcare groups bring hope in race to fight coronavirus pandemic

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

J&J and Abbott flag potential vaccine and rapid test
US healthcare groups bring hope in race to fight coronavirus pandemic

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Yum Brands to raise $500m in first junk bond issue in weeks
KFC owner takes advantage of credit market thaw to seek cash to ride out downturn

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Orban handed power to rule by decree in Hungary
Parliament extends coronavirus state of emergency and gives government extraordinary powers

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

US stocks higher to start week on positive note
Traders remain cautious with crude tumbling and Treasuries continuing to rise

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Emerging market central banks embark on radical stimulus policies
Policymakers use bond-buying and liquidity injections in attempt to ease economic hit from virus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Covid-19 is accelerating the shift from transport to teleport
We are fast moving to a world where more economic activity takes place in digital form

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for summer 2021
Fall in demand due to virus creates surplus that risks overwhelming storage capacity

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

US stocks open higher to start week on positive note
Traders remain cautious with crude tumbling and Treasuries continuing to rise

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

European economic sentiment tumbled in early March
Business confidence suffered worst fall on record even before virus lockdowns were enforced

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

European economic sentiment tumbles in early March
Worst fall on record for business confidence even before virus lockdowns enforced

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Stocks slip while oil stumbles under $20
Crude tumbles after US warns that 200,000 people could die from coronavirus outbreak

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

US retail sector teeters on the brink as 630,000 outlets close
More bankruptcies predicted as executives scrutinise stimulus deal

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

US retailers teeter on the brink as 630,000 outlets close
More bankruptcies predicted as executives scrutinise stimulus deal

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Mexico struggles to keep economy alive as coronavirus measures bite
High poverty levels prompt calls for food coupons and state loans for small business

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Aircraft lessors cheered by US airline bailout
Up to half carriers seeking rent relief on planes because of coronavirus standstill

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Daily diagnosed cases fall for first time in weeks
Fall in demand due to virus creates surplus that risks overwhelming storage capacity

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

EasyJet looks to ‘defer and reduce' payments to Airbus
Decision comes after threat from founder Sir Stelios to call meetings to oust directors

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Equities hit while oil stumbles under $20
Crude tumbles after US warns that 200,000 people could die from coronavirus outbreak

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Australia tightens investment rules on foreign takeovers
Canberra warns that companies hit by coronavirus could be targets of ‘predatory behaviour'

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Japan: how coronavirus crushed Abe's Olympics dream
Tokyo 2020 was supposed to reinvigorate the country and its postponement could hit the economy hard

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

India coronavirus shutdown hits outsourcing groups
Companies are racing to maintain services for global clients

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Kremlin in virus crackdown after Russians rush for ‘long weekend'
Authorities forced to act as citizens ignore Putin's nine-day semi-curfew

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

‘Pasta and beans' - Italy's shadow workers are out of the safety net
The country's vast informal economy is the other casualty of the coronavirus lockdowns

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Bad debt surge threatens Chinese banks' balance sheets
Beijing has called on lenders to boost economy and support companies hit by coronavirus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

The mystery of the true coronavirus death rate
Without comprehensive testing and more precision over the cause of fatalities global comparisons should be treated with caution

FT.com - Europe
Mar 30, 2020

Top German ventilator company warns on global supply crunch
Drägerwerk CEO says situation especially worrying in the US

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus trajectory tracker explained
The FT's John Burn-Murdoch explains the FT's must-see daily graphs, which show the spread of the virus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Asian stocks fall as oil prices drop to 18-year low
Crude tumbles after US warns that 200,000 people could die from coronavirus outbreak

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

How is the world's mass homeworking experiment going?
As staff and employers cope with seismic disruption, glimpses emerge of the future world of work

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Jeff Bezos's rocket company gets virus lockdown exemption
Blue Origin to continue operations after being deemed ‘essential' by the US government

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Big hedge funds raise money to capitalise on market turmoil
DE Shaw, Baupost and TCI are reopening flagship funds to fresh investments

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Tiger Global builds stake in TikTok-owner ByteDance
US investment group joins race to capitalise on popularity of short-form video

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Asian stocks fall as oil prices drop to near 20-year low
Crude tumbles after US warns that 200,000 people could die from coronavirus outbreak

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Trump extends social distancing in US until April 30
Top health official warns of up to 200,000 US deaths from coronavirus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Global coronavirus cases exceed 700,000
Fall in demand due to virus creates surplus that could overwhelm storage capacity within weeks

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

China's effort to end coronavirus lockdown meets local opposition
Provincial authorities defy instructions to lift restrictions as distrust deepens

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

US crude oil price falls below $20
Fall in demand due to virus creates surplus that could overwhelm storage capacity within weeks

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Indian coronavirus lockdown triggers exodus to rural areas
Migrant workers head home in battle to survive after losing jobs

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Indian coronavirus lockdown triggers flight to rural areas
Migrant workers head home in battle to survive after losing jobs

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Trump extends US social distancing guidelines to April 30
Some fund groups are asking companies to save their cash for better things — such as survival

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Total confirmed cases exceed 700,000 worldwide
Corporate America is desperate for coronavirus relief but worries about conditions

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Normal UK life may not return for 6 months
Efforts to suppress virus ‘will be wasted' if curbs are lifted too soon, says top medical officer

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Social distancing measures could last six months, says UK government
Efforts to suppress coronavirus ‘will be wasted if restrictions are lifted too soon

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

US companies seek clarity on $454bn lending fund
Corporate America is desperate for coronavirus relief but worries about conditions

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Senior official warns of up to 200,000 US coronavirus deaths
Anthony Fauci's bleak assessment comes as states run low on critical medical equipment

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Top health official warns of more than 100,000 US virus deaths
Fauci's bleak assessment comes as states run low on critical medical equipment

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Countries reject China pandemic product batches
Several states in EU and neighbourhood raise fears over quality of supplies

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Jefferies CFO dies of coronavirus complications
New York-based investment bank said Peg Broadbent died from the disease at age 56

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: UK could take more than 6 months to get ‘back to normal'
The equity rally reflects too much faith that policymakers can offset coronavirus effects

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

US legal battle looms over coronavirus insurance payouts
Industry says claims excluded from its policies and pose an ‘existential threat'

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

EU backs bank rule delay to spur crisis lending
Brussels reassessing its own plans after one-year deferral of capital standards, says financial regulation chief

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Fifty years of US policy come home to roost
Decades of bad choices have relentlessly favoured the interests of the private sector

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: UK death toll rises to more than 1,200
From Bergman to the BBC's new show ‘Trigonometry', close encounters have taken on new meaning in the lockdown

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Adidas under fire for holding back rent payments because of coronavirus
German politicians lambast sportswear group for making use of emergency government measures

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Go-it-alone ‘coronabonds' are a worth the risk
Nine countries can make a stand for sharing the fiscal burden of the pandemic

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Go-it-alone ‘coronabonds' are worth the risk
Nine countries can make a stand for sharing the fiscal burden of the pandemic

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Spanish rate of infection slows
From Bergman to the BBC's new show ‘Trigonometry', close encounters have taken on new meaning in the lockdown

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Officials warn Africa is at ‘break the glass' moment
Urgent action needed to avoid human and economic catastrophe

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Can the world afford stimulus on this scale?
Policy injection is more dramatic than what we saw after financial crash

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

German businesses race to secure coronavirus crisis aid
Midsized groups fear they are ineligible for government-backed emergency loans

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: UK to remain in lockdown for ‘significant period', says minister
President's about-face comes as number of US fatalities rises above 2,000

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

UK hints at stricter lockdown measures to come
Gove says peak of outbreak is ‘not a fixed point' and warns of significant period of restrictions

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Venezuela faces threat of coronavirus catastrophe
Oil price collapse and crumbling health system put Latin American nation at risk

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus
Remittances flows around the world set to shrink, damaging recipient economies

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Big companies raise record sums from bond market in dash for cash
Investment-grade borrowers topped up their coffers by $244bn even as costs soared

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Virus puts responsible capitalism to the test
State support demands business plays its part as a corporate citizen

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: India seeks donations as countries count social and economic cost
President's about-face comes as number of US fatalities rises above 2,000

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Global toll rises as nations count economic and social cost
President's about-face comes as number of US fatalities rises above 2,000

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus bailouts must avoid the taint of ‘corporate socialism'
Assistance should be limited, dilutive, and aimed solely at the helpless

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

M&G under pressure as investors flee flagship bond fund
Richard Woolnough's Optimal Income fund has shrunk about a fifth in coronavirus sell-off

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Grieving alone — coronavirus upends funeral rites
All over Europe, authorities issue orders to cancel, shorten or curtail ceremonies

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

The ventilator challenge will test ingenuity to the limit
Manufacturers face technical, logistical and regulatory hurdles as they step outside their comfort zone

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

Migration: tales of brutality along Europe's borders
Sophisticated technology protects the frontiers but violence is also being used to deter asylum-seekers

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

No room for bullshit in the time of coronavirus
Speaking clearly and honestly in a crisis cuts through the guff

FT.com - Europe
Mar 29, 2020

China and the US must fight Covid-19 together
The gains from co-operation far outweigh the modest cost of the steps they could take

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Global toll rises as US passes grim milestone
President's about-face comes as number of US fatalities rises above 2,000

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Trump decides against coronavirus quarantine of states
President's about-face comes as number of US fatalities rises above 2,000

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Saudis shoot down missile over Riyadh
State-owned media accuse Iran-backed Houthi rebels of launching attack

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Rosneft pulls out of Venezuela over US sanctions
Russian energy company sells its assets in the struggling Latin American nation to the Kremlin

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Spain bans non-essential work for two weeks
US president also authorises call-up of reserve medical troops to fight coronavirus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Trump considers quarantining states including New York
US president also authorises call-up of reserve medical troops to fight coronavirus

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Trump considers New York quarantine
Defence secretary says those with medical capabilities are most likely to be called up

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Spain halts all ‘non-essential' work for two weeks
Fatalities in Italy top 10,000 as death toll continues to rise across Europe

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Donald Trump clears Pentagon to use reserve troops
Defence secretary says those with medical capabilities are most likely to be called up

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Trump to deploy military medics as cases jump
Readers offer professional tips on working from home and their views on government action

FT.com - Europe
Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus latest: UK deaths top 1,000 as Spain suffers worst day
Readers offer professional tips on working from home and their views on government action

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