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Which companies are coming through during the coronavirus crisis?
Here is a list of those who deserve plaudits and brickbats so far.
30 Mar 20208m read
Grounded flight attendants are being redeployed to hospitals in coronavirus battle
In the UK the National Health Service has enlisted cabin crew from both Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet to assist staff at the temporary 4,000-bed Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel Centre in London.
30 Mar 20202m read
UK public sector contractor Kier cuts pay for 6,500 employees
Kier Group will cut wages for about 6,500 employees.
30 Mar 2020Less than 1m read
Coronavirus forecast to cut UK economic output by 15%
The deepest recession since the financial crisis is now all but unavoidable, according to analysts at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), after businesses shut up shop and consumer spending fell dramatically as a result of lockdown restrictions.
30 Mar 20201m read
US stimulus package is biggest ever, but may not be big enough
America's central bank is not allowed to take much credit risk itself, and loans to lower-rated borrowers have a higher chance of losses.
30 Mar 20206m read
Google is canceling its legendary April Fools' Day jokes this year because of the pandemic
In previous years, Google added treasure hunts to Google Maps and announced plans for a human settlement on Mars.
30 Mar 20203m read
Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses
Investment bank Nomura predicts an unemployment rate of 8% in the April-June quarter, rising to 8.5% in the following three months. In January, the figure was 3.9%
30 Mar 20202m read
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley apologises for poor Covid-19 actions
Ashley's Frasers Group, which includes House of Fraser and Evans Cycles, had intended to keep Sports Direct open as other non-essential retailers closed, on the basis that selling sporting and fitness equipment made the company a vital asset as Britons were forced to stay at home.
27 Mar 20202m read