At the time of writing on Monday lunchtime, markets were rising thanks to a rare piece of good news about COVID-19. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, have said that their experimental vaccine for the virus is more than 90% effective.
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Investors remained on edge last week as the US election drew closer. It was the worst week for global equity markets since March, with stock indices in Asia, Europe and North America all falling in the final few days before the US goes to the
Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated publicly for the final time last week, in a session that was
more restrained than their first meeting. Viewers were impressed by the performance of both
contenders, according to analysis company FiveThirtyEight, which also found that the final debate
didn’t have much
There was a sharp escalation of no-deal Brexit rhetoric on Friday, after the prime minister said the UK should get ready to end its transition period at the end of the year without a trade deal. Using pointed language, he said the discussions are over
Last week began with President Trump being helicoptered back to the White House, after his discharge from hospital on Monday. After contracting COVID-19, the president spent just a few days in hospital before returning to work – attracting criticism for potentially doing so while still
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
So tweeted Donald Trump on Friday, just one month before the US goes to the polls to elect its next president. Stock markets
There have been plenty of landmark political speeches in the past few months, and last week provided another big one. It came in the form of the chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan, which Rishi Sunak gave after the Treasury scrapped the usual Autumn Budget in favour
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