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Hot Off The Wires - 09 March 2020


News


  • Italy has quarantined 16m people in a desperate attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, throwing holiday plans of tens of thousands of Britons into chaos.

  • Oil prices registered steepest collapse since 1991 on Sunday night as a Saudi-led price war combined with panic over the coronavirus to send a barrel of Brent down to just $35.

  • The haulage, shipping and freight industries are up in arms against the Government after ministers ignored industry requests to seek vital security waivers from the EU needed to smooth cross-channel freight after Brexit.

  • Scotch whisky producers are warning that investment plans and jobs could be under threat unless they get a helping hand from the government.

  • The European Central Bank in Frankfurt has told most of its 3,500 staff to work from home today to demonstrate its resilience to a widespread outbreak of coronavirus.


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