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Mark John

Over half Europe's small firms fear for survival, survey finds

22 Oct 2020

LONDON Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management consultancy McKinsey on Thursday.

Coronavirus legacy will be weak global inflation: economists

26 Jun 2020

BENGALURU/LONDON The coronavirus pandemic is more likely to leave a legacy of weak or falling prices for goods and services than to trigger higher global inflation, according to a majority of over 160 economists polled by Reuters.

Sharp learning curve for bosses as WFH goes global

18 Jun 2020

LONDON Two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and Sergei Holmeckis, a boss at Deutsche Telekom's Czech operations in the city of Brno, was frustrated with staff video calls. His team didn't like turning on their cameras and the discussion was stilted.

Scarred and scared: post-Covid consumers not their old selves

08 Jun 2020

LONDON Michael Clark of Amy's Housewares has one big fear as its London stores prepare to reopen on June 15 along with other retailers around Britain: "Customers not spending, having no trust in the economy."

The new normal: A guide to playing tennis

26 May 2020

LONDON Some countries are again allowing non-contact sports like tennis, as long as players and venues stick to strict guidelines aimed at minimizing health risks. | Video

Coronavirus health fears outweigh concern for economy - global survey

05 May 2020

LONDON A substantial majority of people around the world want their governments to prioritise saving lives over moves to restart economies being hammered by measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus, a global survey found. | Video

We need to talk about billionaires, Piketty says

06 Feb 2020

LONDON It is time to see whether a few zeros should be knocked off the 10-figure fortunes amassed by the world's billionaire club, French economist and author Thomas Piketty says.

Capitalism seen doing 'more harm than good' in global survey

20 Jan 2020

LONDON A majority of people around the world believe capitalism in its current form is doing more harm than good, a survey found ahead of this week's Davos meeting of business and political leaders.

World News

Trump, Biden make pitches to voters in pivotal Pennsylvania

With eight days to go until the U.S. election, President Donald Trump addressed boisterous rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, while Democrat Joe Biden made a low-key appearance in the state considered crucial to the chances of victory for both men.