Coronavirus

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses
Shopkeeper taking payment
Small business

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses

Here’s your business can tackle repayment demands for emergency Covid bailout loan schemes
14 May 2021
Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies
Nurse with a Covid vaccine
Biotech stocks

Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies

The US has suggested waiving drug companies’ vaccine patents to hasten the defeat of Covid-19, sending their share prices down.
14 May 2021
The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government
Woman in a hammock with a laptop
UK Economy

The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government

Should we stay working from home or go back to the office? Whatever we decide, let’s keep Whitehall out of the question, says Matthew Lynn.
9 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Covd vaccine in India
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market
Policemen riding Segways in Mumbai
Oil

Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market

With India the world’s third-biggest oil market, the economic slowdown driven by the pandemic will hit oil prices.
30 Apr 2021
The V-shaped recovery looks to be here at last
Economy

The V-shaped recovery looks to be here at last

The world is certainly not a Panglossian paradise. But the recovery is under way and there is plenty of good news about.
29 Apr 2021
Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold
People

Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel: the maths nerd who struck vaccine gold

A decade ago, Stéphane Bancel took a gamble and joined a fledgling start-up working on an unproven new technology. The gamble paid off with the rise o…
17 Apr 2021
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Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses
Small business

Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help companies weather the pandemic
16 Apr 2021
How the Covid-19 vaccine crisis is putting the EU in danger
EU Economy

How the Covid-19 vaccine crisis is putting the EU in danger

The botched coronavirus vaccine campaign will cause long-term harm to the EU's economy, says Matthew Lynn.
4 Apr 2021
How the vaccine wars will harm us all
Global Economy

How the vaccine wars will harm us all

Grabbing and hoarding vaccine supplies, or even manufacturing one’s own, might seem to make sense for a state in an emergency. But the damage done to …
27 Mar 2021
AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot: in the crossfire of the vaccine wars
People

AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot: in the crossfire of the vaccine wars

AstraZeneca’s boss Pascal Soriot was winning plaudits for his stewardship when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Since then, he’s been having a hard time …
27 Mar 2021
Britain's £37bn test and trace system: did it do any good?
UK Economy

Britain's £37bn test and trace system: did it do any good?

Britain built a system for testing for Covid-19 and tracking down contacts from a standing start – at a cost projected at £37bn. Why so expensive? And…
20 Mar 2021
Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed
Small business

Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed

The chancellor has extended the SEISS scheme to help the self-employed through pandemic-induced difficulties.
19 Mar 2021
Calum Bruce: the post pandemic opportunities in retail property
Property

Calum Bruce: the post pandemic opportunities in retail property

Merryn talks to Calum Bruce of the Ediston Property Investment Company about how the commercial property sector – and retail in particular – has coped…
19 Mar 2021
The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage
Biotech stocks

The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage

Several European countries have suspended their use of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine – for no good scientific reason. Matthew Partridge reports.
18 Mar 2021
Should we get ready for a post-pandemic baby boom?
Global Economy

Should we get ready for a post-pandemic baby boom?

Birth rates across the developed world collapsed as people locked themselves away. Hopefully that won't last, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There's nothi…
18 Mar 2021
Short-term inflation is almost certain. But what could make it a long-term problem?
US Economy

Short-term inflation is almost certain. But what could make it a long-term problem?

Inflation will be welcomed when it arrives – but in time, it could grow to become a problem. John Stepek explains why, and what that will mean for inv…
11 Mar 2021
What Joe Biden’s $1.9trn stimulus plan means for the US
US Economy

What Joe Biden’s $1.9trn stimulus plan means for the US

The US just approved Joe Biden’s $1.9trn stimulus plan after months of political wrangling. Saloni Sardana looks at what's in it and how it could affe…
11 Mar 2021
Rishi Sunak’s recovery budget may look good but it is based on stealthy tax rises
Budget

Rishi Sunak’s recovery budget may look good but it is based on stealthy tax rises

The chancellor outlined his vision of the post-Covid-19 economy this week. Merryn Somerset Webb and John Stepek look at what it means for your money.
5 Mar 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world
Biotech stocks

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved in the US, a sign that the world is making solid progress against Covid-19. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Mar 2021
What the recovery Budget means for your money
Budget

What the recovery Budget means for your money

With his Budget, Rishi Sunak is hoping to protect the economic recovery and set out how to pay for all the stimulus. John Stepek looks at how he plans…
4 Mar 2021
What to watch out for in Budget 2021
Budget

What to watch out for in Budget 2021

In his 2021 Budget, Rishi Sunak will lay out his vision for post-Covid Britain – how to fix the public finances and repay all the pandemic stimulus wi…
2 Mar 2021