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UK inflation falls from six-month high, coronavirus to trigger slide

福利网站British inflation fell in February, before the coronavirus crisis hit the country, and economists predict a further sharp fall in the next couple of months due to the collapse in global oil prices caused by the pandemic.

FTSE 100 gains again on stimulus effect

Nearly three-quarters of people in G7 expect virus to make their households poorer - survey

Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer

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Britain continuing talks over support for airlines - pilots union

Britain is continuing talks with the aviation industry about how best to support the sector and reports that the government will not provide financial backing for airlines are misleading, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said on Wednesday.

UK retailers fear biggest fall in sales since 2009 - CBI

British retail sales fell this month as the coronavirus hit demand for products other than food, and the outlook for April is the bleakest since 2009, the Confederation of British Industry said on Wednesday.

Plan to end Libor pricing for new loans by September may prove tough

Meeting a target to end the use of Libor for pricing new loans by September could be difficult for some firms grappling with coronavirus, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: ECB's Lagarde asked euro zone ministers to consider one-off 'coronabonds' issue - officials

福利网站European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde asked euro zone finance ministers during a videoconference on Tuesday evening to seriously consider a one-off joint debt issue of "coronabonds" to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, four officials said.

Nine EU leaders call for joint debt issuance for coronavirus spending

福利网站Leaders of nine EU countries including France, Italy and Spain called on the bloc to agree on a "common debt instrument" to raise funds to support the health industry in combating the coronavirus, as well as the broader economies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

A falling yen may not be the economic cure Japan seeks

福利网站Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak may finally lift the curse of the safe-haven yen for Japan but policymakers fear fiscal laxity could lead to a currency free-fall eventually, undermining efforts to cushion the economy from the pandemic.

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