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An ATM in Valencia, Spain, displays a #StayAtHome message. Much now depends on banks’ ability to withstand coronavirus and its aftershocks. Photograph: EPA

On the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, the front page of the Financial Times carried a photograph of John Thain, the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks about being infected with coronavirus He is on home quarantine but continues to work. Photograph: EPA/via Twitter

The British government has faced accusations of carelessness in failing to protect prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock from(...)

A jogger wears a mask as he runs along Millennium Bridge in London. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It was the day after Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home, and the loveliest London has seen so far this year. There were few cars on the streets(...)

Medical ventilators being constructed at the OES medical supply company in Witney. The National Health Service  has said it needs thousands more ventilators to treat patients with coronavirus. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Britain could take part in a European Union procurement scheme for ventilators in future after missing an email from Brussels inviting it to participa(...)

 The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced supports for the self-employed

European stocks reversed course to end higher on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street, while investors awaited a vote by the European Parliament on(...)

Three more people in Northern Ireland have died due to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities in the North so far to ten, the North’(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer  Rishi Sunak

Britain’s efforts to keep its economy afloat through the coronavirus crisis are likely to cause its budget deficit to more than triple to over £175 b(...)

Sterling has been made extra vulnerable by the UK’s departure from the EU, analysts said. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Sterling has tumbled to its lowest level on record against the currencies of the UK’s major trading partners, as the effects of the coronavirus pandem(...)

British prime minister  Boris Johnson addressing the nation from 10 Downing Street. Photograph: PA Video/PA Wire

The measures announced by Boris Johnson on Monday night are as sweeping as almost any announced elsewhere in Europe in response to the coronavirus. Ro(...)

The health service in England has confirmed another 53 people have died from coronavirus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A further 53 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 233, the National Hea(...)

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