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Recovery prospects outweigh the negatives

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 8:19 pm

Fiscal policy must now support the recovery

Governments have a chance to invest in reshaping economies

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 5:35 pm

Bank of England’s recovery forecasts are narrow

It has used ‘scenario’ to describe only its best predictions for the impact of Covid-19

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 3:48 pm

US jobless claims top 40m as economy struggles to reopen

Additional 2.1m people applied for benefits last week but ongoing claims declined

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 2:01 pm

Europe’s battle lines are drawn at a perilous time

There is only one way forward — for leaders to work with, not against each other

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 12:00 pm

EU shouldn’t rely on trade defence to strengthen its supply chains

There are many ways in which Brussels and its governments can intervene to build economic resilience

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 11:57 am

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Your daily news briefing

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 10:28 am

How will Trump intervention affect Hong Kong business?

Analysts warn that any US measures would have a ‘chilling effect’ on business activity

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 10:19 am

It’s game on for an EU of common purpose

What the new coronavirus recovery plan does and does not do

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 9:45 am

Trade Secrets: Supply Chain Disruption

The death of globalisation and world-encompassing supply chains has been foretold so often it is hard to imagine it might actually be happening. Could Covid-19 be the blow that finally shatters them?

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:02 am

Covid-19 crisis reveals supply chain vulnerability

Although flexible networks have held up well, parts of the food chain are struggling

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:01 am

Businesses get creative to battle Covid-19 drop-off

Switching from bulk service sector to retail is a steep learning curve for many companies

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:01 am

Restaurants and hotels clean up with toilet paper sales

As panic-buying empties supermarket shelves, cafés and offices remain flush with toilet roll

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Pivoting production lines help governments cope

Flexibility in supply chains set to bring about fundamental changes

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Will coronavirus finally kill off global supply chains?

With worldwide goods trade in freefall, companies and governments have many lessons to learn

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Be wary of scapegoating ‘just-in-time’ supply chains

Argument that diversifying or reshoring is necessary is easy to make but oversimplified

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Britain’s Brexiters still do not understand Europe

The underlying assumption remains that the UK is somehow ‘owed’ privileged access

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Fraction of Fed lending facilities have been tapped so far

US central bank engineered market rally before most emergency vehicles were up and running

Posted on 28 May 2020 | 3:00 am

Mexico’s GDP could fall nearly 9% in 2020

Central bank’s predictions at odds with rosier forecast from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 8:10 pm

Zambia hires Lazard to advise on $11bn debt burden

Nation seen as next big test for whether debt-distressed countries can secure deals

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 7:53 pm

Fed says pandemic inflicted most ‘severe’ damage on travel sector

Beige Book report on economic conditions shows activity fell sharply in most parts of US

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 7:13 pm

Michel Barnier says EU remains ‘open’ to transition period extension

Talks between London and Brussels stall with sides far apart on fisheries and regulatory alignment

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 4:17 pm

‘Lockdown generation’ faces sweeping job losses

One in six young people in work have lost job since pandemic began, says ILO

Posted on 27 May 2020 | 3:21 pm

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