Before criticising their Covid-19 response, we should try to at least understand why the government acted as they did. We take a look at the latest SAGE minutes in an attempt to do so.
Inflation during lockdown; the age of magic money; and protests
According to the latest readings, conditions became even worse in May.
Which UK companies have bucked the trend of value destructive M&A?
Immunological dark matter; genetic outliers; prison chic; flying cars; and much more.
Last updated 2:00pm BST. Featuring Rolls-Royce, Provident Financial, BP and Barclays.
The labour market meltdown is likely even worse than the official unemployment rate shows.
When an option payout is larger than aggregate profits.
“Goldman Sucks!” “Bankers behind bars!”
Growth and flu; not so trim trabs; post-Covid clubbing and more.
Phew, that didn’t last long.
Last updated 3.00pm BST. Featuring Boohoo, Diageo, Campari, Games Workshop, Rolls-Royce, IWG, Cineworld, Codemasters and Albert Edwards.
(Spoiler: it’s a lot better than nothing. But it should not be followed at the expense of all else.)
Prediction addiction; hawks to doves; Tesla price cuts; Nando’s; and more.
Rather than censoring lockdown critics, perhaps we should encourage them to forge special economic zones where their risk-on attitude can be exploited for the benefit of the country.
Capital intensity in self-driving tech will define the competitive landscape going forward.
Morning shilling just got interesting.
Last updated 4.00pm BST. Featuring Tui, Boohoo, Pearson, Derwent London, British Land, Klépierre, Hammerson and banks.
What an IPO risk statement might tell us about the future of the music industry.
Schumpeter; Sweden; Steve Buscemi; and much more.
After testing positive at Incheon airport, the writer spent five weeks in the South Korean capital’s National Medical Center.
Last updated 12:30pm BST. Featuring Aston Martin, Softcat, Halliburton, DiaSorin, Brexit and U-shaped recoveries.
“When you’re sure you’ve had enough...of this life”
The burnout generation; Netflix’s accounting; the market bounce and much more...
Statistician revises down his estimates, reckoning only 5 to 15 per cent of those dying would have died anyway.
Last updated 4.30pm BST. Featuring Hurricane Energy, AJ Bell, Securitas, G4S, ITV, Hammerson and Marston’s.
Indexes ♥ companies which don’t need humans.
Pestilence and Fyre.
The preponderance of deaths linked to care homes and hospitals raises the question of whether Covid-19 is a nosocomial infection.