November 9, 2020

The married couple behind the successful Pfizer COVID vaccine

News that a Pfizer vaccine is 90% effective against COVID-19 has been heralded as a turning point in the global fight against the virus.
November 9, 2020

Nightclub owner Deltic wants bids within days amid virus crisis

Prospective bidders for one of Britain’s biggest nightclub operators have been told to table offers within days as it seeks emergency funding to keep it afloat.
November 9, 2020

A world leader in green finance: Chancellor eyes City role in post-Brexit revival

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a vision for how the UK can renew the country's position as the "world's pre-eminent financial centre" following Brexit.
November 9, 2020

Specialist lender Aldermore raids UK’s oldest bank for new chief

One of the banks born from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis is raiding Britain’s oldest privately owned lender for its next chief executive.
November 9, 2020

Will the Bank of England’s reliance on quantitative easing work for the UK economy?

QE has been used for more than a decade since the global financial crisis, but the impact has not been as governments had hoped.
November 9, 2020

Why financial markets have (mostly) taken such a positive turn

Stock markets have responded very strongly to news from the US drugs giant Pfizer and the German biotech company BioNTech that their COVID-19 vaccine has proved to be more than 90% effective in late stage clinical trials.
November 9, 2020

Ex-Unilever exec spearheads £1bn bid for Reckitt brands

A former Unilever executive is spearheading a £1bn bid to buy Clearasil, Veet and other prominent personal care brands.
November 9, 2020

Britons offered hope of quarantine-free holidays due to rapid COVID tests

Britons could be allowed to make quarantine-free holidays with the help of quick coronavirus tests, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.
November 9, 2020

Shopping streets packed with people after Wales ends 17-day lockdown

Wales' first minister has said there are "tentative early positive signs" that the spread of coronavirus has slowed, as people visited non-essential shops and cafes for the first time after the country's firebreak lockdown.
November 9, 2020

Motorists warned insurance might be invalid for non-essential trips during lockdown

Drivers who make non-essential journeys during lockdown have been warned their insurance could be invalid.
November 9, 2020

‘Punch in the gut’ as Norwegian Air denied further government support

The boss of Norwegian Air said it had suffered a "punch in the gut" after the Oslo government said it would not provide the troubled airline with further financial support.
November 9, 2020

First passengers try high-speed Virgin Hyperloop vacuum pods

Virgin Hyperloop has trialled its first ever journey with human passengers at more than 100mph in the Nevada desert.