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Business and markets

The market response to the crisis, the impacts of that response and the repercussions around the world.

Don't miss out on our daily summary of how global business and markets are recovering from the pandemic. We also produce daily summaries of the actions that governments and regulators are taking to combat the impact of the virus on their populations and the global economy.

COVID has taught us that construction is vital

19 February 2021: Construction is at the heart of the UK’s post-COVID recovery. The sector needs to focus on the triple bottom line of profit, people and the planet says Peter Duff of Laing O'Rourke.

How to ensure a charity’s financial sustainability during COVID-19

13 January 2021: COVID-19 has increased demand for charity services while impacting revenue-raising opportunities. Helena Wilkinson, Head of Charities at Price Bailey, suggests the impact is likely to be even greater in 2021 and outlines actions charities can take to manage financial sustainability.

Chart of the week: the UK in a global economy

8 January 2021: This week’s chart shows that the UK’s economy represents just over 3% of global GDP, demonstrating its relative prosperity given this is generated by just under 1% of the world’s population.

Cinema during COVID: death or diversification

4 January 2021: The pandemic has hit the cinema industry hard, particularly the major chains. But breaking away from the blockbuster multiplex model could breathe new life into the sector.

Deloitte: ‘vaccines could turbocharge the recovery’

3 December 2020: Deloitte’s chief economist in the UK has labelled the Chancellor’s prognosis for economic recovery “overly pessimistic” and forecasts the next two years will see some of the strongest economic growth in decades.

The long road to recovery for pubs

4 December 2020: This year has been tough for hospitality, and the first half of 2021 won’t be easy either. But Shepherd Neame’s CEO sees reasons to be optimistic.

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