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5:08 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
‘The world has a high fever’ — UN chief suggests there’s consensus on taxing carbon and slashing emissions in just 10 years António Guterres says fossil-fuel subsidies are actively hindering climate actionUnited Nations chief António Guterres said a common conclusion has been reached: the global average temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degrees, and carbon neutrality reached by 2050, with a dramatic reduction in emissions by 2030.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
11:18 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Here’s how Julius Baer is helping its clients grow their wealth during the crisis Heavy trading by ultra rich clients helped Julius Baer to record profits in the first half of the year.
5:57 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
An analysis of data from 28,000 patients sheds more light on blood-pressure issues and COVID-19 ‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients’‘At the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients.’
7:21 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Global dividends suffer worst quarterly fall since financial crisis The worst-case scenario could see global shareholder payouts drop 25% on an underlying basis during 2020Dividends fell in every region of the world except in North America, thanks to the resilience of Canadian companies.
2:40 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Shares in Accor and IHG rise on merger speculation — a combination would create the world’s biggest hotel group Prolonged travel restrictions could put more than 197 million jobs in the global Travel & Tourism sector under threatA merger of France’s Accor and its U.K. rival IHG would create a group with 1.6 million rooms.
5:14 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Brace for more stimulus from Johnson and the Bank of England, as U.K economy falls into recessionAs it considers the possibility of a second spike of the new coronavirus, the U.K. government will have to postpone plans to put public finances back in order.
5:51 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks struggle amid earnings rush and as Fed decision looms Deutsche Bank, Santander, Barclays among stocks on the move European stocks tilted mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waded through a ton of corporate results, largely from big banks. A Federal Reserve decision is expected later.
3:15 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Hedge funds are betting against British shopping mall operator Hammerson GLG Partners had the highest number of short positions on U.K.-listed companies so far in JulyBritish shopping mall operator Hammerson was the most shorted U.K.-listed company so far in July.
3:54 p.m. July 20, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Morgan Stanley will be first U.S. bank to disclose how much its loans and investments contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions The investment bank will advise the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials on standardizationMorgan Stanley will start measuring and disclosing lending portfolio greenhouse gas emissions and back the push toward universal climate-risk accounting — the first U.S. bank to take such actions.
2:08 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 climb above 13 million as California, Hong Kong and India reimpose restrictions on movement Earnings season kicks off with bank earnings showing expected boost in loan loss provisions and strong trading and investment banking resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 13 million on Tuesday, and the world’s eighth biggest economy, California, moved to again temporarily shut down higher-risk businesses such as bars and restaurants after a spike in hospitalizations.
2:41 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Lloyds shares rise as bank says longtime CEO Horta-Osório will step downLloyds Banking Group’s longtime chief executive António Horta-Osório will step down next year, the bank said, in news that appeared to give shares a boost on Monday.
9:29 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Andrew J. Scott
Why companies need to adapt to the longer-living worker Those who don't run the risk of losing valued employeesThe authors of ‘The New Long Life’ explain why and how employers need to better serve their older workers.
5:13 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Drone deliveries and holograph shopping are being fast tracked thanks to coronavirus: here are some companies set to benefit Coronavirus has accelerated the shift to virtual reality shopping, and Walmart, Amazon and Ocado are driving the changeThe future of grocery shopping will involve shopping from home using virtual reality headsets and deliveries via drones and self-driving cars, according to this banker.
12:32 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise, but gains tempered by U.S. coronavirus concerns Lufthansa, H&M, Tesco and Wirecard on the moveEuropean stocks rose on Friday, brushing aside gloomy news on a record rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S., with gains for German business software group SAP SE and losses for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB.
7:23 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Here’s why demand for offices might shrink in London, denting property values and threatening investment funds Offices will remain important for companies, experts say, but many will continue to work from home when coronavirus lockdowns end The value of commercial real estate in the U.K. is under threat, as employees become more accustomed to working from home amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
5:00 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
These indicators are meaningless to markets — here’s why they don’t mean muchMarkets shrugging off the rosy confidence surveys may tell us something basic: investors are learning how to navigate the treacherous roads of the coronavirus crisis, lined with misleading indicators that have, for now, lost their meanings.
6:52 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
U.K. car industry at risk of losing one in six jobs unless government extends support, trade body warns More than 6,000 U.K. automotive job cuts have been announced in June due to global lockdowns, closed markets and closed plantsOutput from the U.K.’s car plants could fall to the lowest level since 1953 when the Brexit transition period ends.
4:38 a.m. June 13, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
Government’s cure for the coronavirus recession is worse for the global economy than the disease Heavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currenciesHeavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currencies, writes Satyajit Das.
4:32 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London stocks tread water as OECD warns of economic slump London stocks struggled for traction on Wednesday, as investors waited for an interest-rate announcement from the Federal Reserve and mulled over a gloomy forecast for the U.K. while it battles to recover from the global pandemic.
6:23 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
From politicians and diplomats to Pope Francis and stars of European soccer, global outcry grows over George Floyd’s death Global protests, tweets and tributes pour inA chorus of global criticism has been ballooning against the U.S. over the death of a black man at the hands of policeman last week, and President Donald Trump’s response to the millions that have taken to the streets to protest there.
2:04 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise for third straight session, with investors cheered by China data Renault, TUI lead gains European stocks extended gains for a third day on Wednesday as investors looked past U.S. unrest to data indicating more economic strength as global pandemic lock downs unwind.
3:29 a.m. May 22, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Everything you need to know about the Oxford University vaccine and other efforts to beat coronavirusMany countries are cautiously emerging from lockdown but life may not completely return to normal until a coronavirus vaccine is found.
7:25 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Britain sells its first bonds at a negative interest rateThe U.K. on Wednesday became the latest country to sell bonds at negative interest rates, showing investor demand for government securities is so high than some are willing to pay for the privilege.
3:10 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
The U.K. economy tanked less than Europe’s in the first quarter. Here’s why that’s bad news.What matters when evaluating the coronavirus impact on the economy is the trend, not the precise numbers. The only certainty is that as far as the economy goes, the worst is yet to come.
6:28 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise, boosted by retailers, with telecoms reacting to deal news Pound rises after Bank of England holds steady on policyEuropean stocks traded higher on Thursday, with retailers leading gains, while shares of BT Group tumbled on news of a tie-up between Liberty Global and Spain’s Telefónica.
6:15 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Rising oil prices help drive FTSE 100 shake off Bank of England’s dire forecastA dire economic forecast from the Bank of England didn’t get in the way of gains for London stocks on Thursday, with rising oil prices lifting big energy names and retailers also getting a lift.
8:10 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Callum Keown
U.K. stocks close lower and U.S. stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs and earnings spook investorsBritish stocks and U.S. futures moved lower early on a quiet Friday as investors digested earnings warnings, gloomy economic data and the potential resumption of U.S.-China trade tensions.
11:58 a.m. April 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Hong Kong study says China’s true case tally is likely four times as high as officially reported numbers Gap has stopped paying rent totaling about $115 million in North America, and Domino’s Pizza beats sales and profit views in latest quarterChina’s constantly shifting methodology for counting the number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has led it to greatly understate the numbers and the true tally may be four times the official figures, according to a new study by researchers in Hong Kong.
5:05 p.m. April 20, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Richard Branson offers private island as collateral for loans to save his airlines Billionaire says Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia desperately need government aid amid coronavirus shutdownBillionaire Richard Branson is pleading for government support for his airlines, and has offered up his private island in the Caribbean as collateral on loans.
4:32 a.m. April 20, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Startups handed £1.25 billion lifeline by U.K. government in struggle against coronavirus Over a billion pounds will be directed to startups and small and medium firms to support growth and innovationA new support package worth over £1 billion, aimed at high-growth startups and small and medium innovation-focused firms, was announced on Monday by the U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
12:46 a.m. April 17, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Vulture funds prepare to swoop in and feast on troubled company debtDistressed debt funds begin to circle troubled companies hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
8:10 a.m. April 16, 2020 - By Callum Keown
World’s largest exhibition company launches £1 billion share placing as coronavirus crisis rocks events industryThe world’s largest exhibition company, Informa, launched a £1 billion share placement and suspended its dividend as the coronavirus pandemic brings the events industry to a standstill.
1:44 p.m. April 15, 2020 - By Greg Robb
G-20 has agreed to debt standstill for world’s poorest countries, IMF and World Bank heads say No consensus for a special allocation of IMF’s SDRs The G-20 richest nations have agreed to a debt standstill for the world’s poorest nations, according to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday.
7:30 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks around the world have come up short in normalizing credit conditions: IMF Bank capitalizations are worse than during the 2008 financial crisis for many countries, global financial body concludesGlobal financial conditions remain much tighter compared to earlier in the year despite massive central bank intervention, according to a new report on market conditions released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
6:25 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
G-7 says it will back debt relief to poorest countries if other nations will join inThe G-7 group of wealthy nations said Tuesday it would agree to a temporary debt suspension for the world's poorest countries if a broader group of G-20 nations will join in and if the Paris Club creditors group gives its approval. In a statement after a virtual meeting, the G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors said the debt suspension would allow these countries to deal with the health and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The debt suspension would cover bilateral government loans.
2:03 a.m. April 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks and equity futures fall on warning of high U.S. coronavirus death tollEuropean and U.S. equity futures fell sharply on Wednesday, in a weak start for the new quarter after experts predicted a staggering 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths even after adhering to social distancing guidelines.
9:01 a.m. March 28, 2020 - By Amanda Woods
Alcohol labeled an ‘unhelpful’ coping strategy for coronavirus-era cabin fever by WHOA World Health Organization official is labeling the consumption of alcoholic drinks an “unhelpful coping strategy” for cabin fever during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new report.
12:01 a.m. March 27, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
U.K. government unveils package to pay self-employed 80% of income, but the money won’t be available until June Aid centers on taxable grant worth 80% of wages, capped at £2,500 a month Britain’s chancellor describes scheme to help self-employed as “one of the most generous in the world.”
4:58 a.m. March 26, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
U.K. stocks slip for first time in three sessionsU.K. stocks slipped on Thursday for the first time in three sessions, after a big early surge from correctly anticipating the U.S. Senate would act to cushion the world’s largest economy.
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