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Today โ€” April 7th 2020SkyNews Business

'Alarming' rise in people shopping despite virus lockdown

Analysts have reported an "alarming uplift" in visits to shops last weekend as the government appealed for people to obey the UK's lockdown restrictions.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:39

Facebook to produce 'heat maps' of COVID-19 infections

Facebook will ask users whether they have been infected with the coronavirus as part of a project to generate "heat maps" of the outbreak.

  • April 7th 2020 at 10:29

Imagination threat recedes as boardroom coup is abandoned

The immediate threat to Imagination Technologies Group’s British headquarters appeared to recede on Tuesday when its owner abandoned an emergency board meeting set up to hand control to a state-owned Chinese investor.

  • April 7th 2020 at 09:41

'Sacrificing the elderly' - Care homes asked to take COVID-19 patients

Sky News has learnt that care homes are being asked to take in hospital patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

  • April 7th 2020 at 00:31

Pound takes hit as investors fret over PM Johnson's virus fight

The pound has taken a hit against the safe haven dollar on news of Boris Johnson's deterioration as he battles coronavirus in intensive care.

  • April 7th 2020 at 08:15
Yesterday โ€” April 6th 2020SkyNews Business

Union warning: Administrators must protect workers during COVID-19

Unions have called on struggling companies to prioritise workers during the COVID-19 outbreak as concerns grow over the use of government support schemes for employees.

  • April 6th 2020 at 20:22

Coronabonds: The answer to Europe's post-virus economic crisis?

You've heard of government bonds, you've heard of corporate bonds and you may even have heard of muni bonds, a popular asset class in the United States.

  • April 6th 2020 at 18:17

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returns to party's front bench

Ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband has returned to the party's front bench after Sir Keir Starmer announced his new shadow cabinet.

  • April 6th 2020 at 15:31

Imagination chiefs on brink of quitting over Chinese raid

The boss of Imagination Technologies is on the brink of resigning as a state-owned Chinese company attempts to seize control of the British-based chip designer.

  • April 6th 2020 at 16:00

Coronavirus: Clarks eyes permanent shop closures

The family-owned footwear retailer Clarks has drawn up plans for the permanent closure of some of its stores and drafted in bankers to review its finances as the coronavirus crisis takes its toll.

  • April 6th 2020 at 13:31

VW urged to settle UK claims after High Court dieselgate setback

Volkswagen (VW) has suffered a legal setback following its refusal to pay compensation to UK drivers over the so-called dieselgate scandal.

  • April 6th 2020 at 12:20

Debenhams moves to protect itself from creditors in virus crisis

Debenhams has filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators as it moves to shield itself from creditors amid the coronavirus crisis.

  • April 6th 2020 at 11:31

NHS data guard Privitar backed by US buyout fund

Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s biggest private equity investors, is buying a stake in Privitar, a British data privacy specialist which counts the NHS among its clients.

  • April 6th 2020 at 10:31

Stock markets pick up despite steady flow of grim corporate updates

European stock markets have made a strong start to the week as investors eye a slowing in the rate of coronavirus infections in some worst-hit countries.

  • April 6th 2020 at 09:29

New car sales crash at greater speed than in financial crisis

What is, usually, the best month for new car sales has delivered the industry's worst March performance for more than 20 years.

  • April 6th 2020 at 08:45

Poverty warning as 'young and low-paid worst hit' by virus lockdown

A union organisation has warned against rising poverty as a report suggests the young and low-paid will be worst affected by business shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis.

  • April 6th 2020 at 06:44
Before yesterdaySkyNews Business

Coronavirus: easyJet founder wants to sack finance chief

The founder of easyJet has escalated his battle against the low-cost carrier's board by threatening to oust one of its top executives and warning that it could run out of money by August.

  • April 5th 2020 at 22:42

Blow for Barnett as Invesco sacked by trust after big losses

One of the City's best-known stock-pickers has lost his grip on an investment trust he has managed for almost a quarter of a century, as COVID-19's impact on the stock market hammers the performance of active fund managers.

  • April 5th 2020 at 18:47

Tory grandees urge probe into China's Imagination coup

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, has urged ministers to probe a Chinese bid to take control of Imagination Technologies Group, amid fears that the British chip designer's assets will be shifted away from the UK.

  • April 5th 2020 at 14:49

Coronavirus-hit Cath Kidston lines up administrators

The accelerating flow of high street coronavirus casualties looks set to continue this weekend as Cath Kidston, the modern vintage retailer, lines up administrators in a bid to secure its long-term future.

  • April 4th 2020 at 14:44
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