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Coronavirus: UK among economies risking record slump

Record falls in manufacturing and services activity point to recession, says a closely watched survey.

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Coronavirus: RBS says revamped loan scheme will make 'big difference'

The revamped loan fund for ailing firms hit by the lockdown will have an immediate impact, RBS says.

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Coronavirus: Four ways the economy has been affected

The impact of the virus on the UK economy has been analysed by the UK's official number crunchers.

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Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.

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Coronavirus: Nearly a million universal credit claims in past two weeks

Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Oil prices surge on hopes of a price war truce

US President Donald Trump says he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to strike a deal in the next few days.

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Coronavirus: A fifth of smaller UK firms 'will run out of cash'

Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.

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National living wage rises by 6.2%

The increase has been welcomed by unions and takes the hourly pay for people aged 25 and over to £8.72.

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Coronavirus: Stock markets suffer worst quarter since 1987

The Dow Jones and FTSE 100 have fallen more than 20% since the start of the year.

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Coronavirus: UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown

Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.

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Coronavirus: Millions will be left in poverty, World Bank warns

"Significant economic pain seems unavoidable in all countries”, the World Bank warns.

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Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact

Key maps and charts explain how the virus has impacted markets and businesses around the world.

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‘My dream home hangs in the balance’

Government advice to "postpone a move if at all possible" amid the coronavirus outbreak has left many plans in flux.

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Coronavirus: Key workers allowed to carry over holiday

"Use it or lose it" annual leave rules scrapped for essential workers needed to combat coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: UK government unveils aid for self-employed

The self-employed will be paid up to £2,500 a month to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus: Record number of Americans file for unemployment

The number of people in the US seeking jobless benefits jumped to nearly 3.3 million last week.

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Coronavirus: US Senate passes $2tn disaster aid bill

The largest government economic stimulus in US history is approved, despite a last-minute row.

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New York: The city that never sleeps on lockdown

The streets of America's largest city, New York, are empty as business grinds to a halt.

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How do you work out what something is worth?

Auctions have been around for centuries, but underpin the success of many internet giants today.

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Sinn Fein surge puts Irish economy in the spotlight

As the Irish parliament convenes to try to choose its new leader, concerns about inequality linger.

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How technology is aiding Malawi's music industry

Technology is making it easier for music artists in Malawi to create and release work to audiences.

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Brexit: Is fishing the next big argument in the talks?

Fishing looks like being the first big argument of the UK's trade negotiations with the EU.

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What is a 'Canada-style' trade deal?

Could the Canada-EU trade deal be a model for the UK's relationship with the EU after Brexit?

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Coronavirus: Could it damage the global economy?

Inevitably, it will have economic consequences. But how severe and how far will they spread?

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What will happen to oil if there is another war?

Experts say that looking at past wars in Iraq to see what oil will do next is folly. Here is why.

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Will house prices rise or fall this year?

Experts predict a short-lived burst of pent-up activity in the housing market - but not price rises.

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Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

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Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music

With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

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Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver

Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle - watch her emotional video diary.

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Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings

Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

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The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

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Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.

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