Experts predict a “silver squeeze” will constrict the finances of many workers in their 50s and 60s. Photograph: iStock

If you were planning on retiring soon, don’t. That is the blunt assessment from financial advisers on both sides of the Atlantic who are urging client(...)

Rafael Nadal is already concerned about next year’s Australian Open. Photograph:   Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal believes the 2020 tennis season is “practically lost” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ATP and WTA tours have already been severely(...)

Andrew Rooney, managing director of Rooney Fish in Kilkeel, Co Down: 'I could be selling more into the Chinese market but I’m being hampered in doing so by transport issues'

One of Northern Ireland’s largest seafood companies has shipped its first orders to China since the coronavirus pandemic began but has warned exports (...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte: “We are not demanding that Germany and Holland should pay our debts.” Photograph: EPA

Euro zone finance ministers gather again on Thursday to try to secure compromise on a rescue plan for economies that have been pummelled by the corona(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: “It must be in the interest of everyone and of Germany that Europe emerges stronger from this test.” Photograph: Markus Schreiber

The European Union is facing the biggest challenge since its foundation, chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday as she stressed Germany’s readiness(...)

Negotiations over a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help an economy struggling with coronavirus hit an impasse overnight on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The Trump administration and congressional leaders struggled to reach a deal on fiscal stimulus measures worth nearly $2 trillion to help the US weath(...)

The single method to bring much of the coronavirus uncertainty to an end would be the discovery of an effective vaccine. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Financial markets are in a panic. By some measures, global stock markets have averaged losses of about a trillion dollars a day over the past week, wi(...)