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Hot Off The Wires - 19 March 2020


  • Online supermarkets crashed under the pressure of unprecedented demand yesterday as panic buying continued to grip the country.

  • Thousands of large businesses could be locked out of Rishi Sunak’s £330bn coronavirus rescue fund because they lack strong enough credit ratings, it has emerged.

  • The US’ five largest airlines – which are pushing for a $50bn-plus bailout to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis – have handed out more than $45bn to shareholders and executives over the last five years.

  • The UK biotech firm Synairgen is to trial its experimental lung drug in Covid-19 patients, joining the global race to find a treatment for coronavirus.

  • Financial markets must remain open despite yet more turmoil for currencies and share prices hit by the coronavirus crisis, the new Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey declared today.



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