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Bouygues Telecom <BOUY.PA> has reversed a decision to put more than 800 of its client advisers into partial unemployment, allowing the employees instead to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, the CFDT trade union said. The decision comes as some labour unions allege financially solid listed companies are seeking to take advantage of state aid meant to help smaller firms weather the sharp downturn in economic activity. The CFDT said the telecoms company had planned to put 822 customer advisers into partial unemployment, a move the union argued would have reduced salaries, hurt pension contributions and reduced holiday allowances.
The Swiss government could increase a 20 billion Swiss francs ($21 billion) loan programme to help keep companies afloat and safe jobs amidst the coronavirus crisis, the finance minister told weekly Sonntagsblick. The government has signed off on a 20-billion-Swiss-franc emergency scheme under which companies can get state-backed, no-interest loans of up to 500,000 Swiss francs via their banks. "It is possible that we might have to step this up," Ueli Maurer said in an interview published on Sunday.
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High street's survival under threat as lockdown hits stores. Coronavirus could lead to permanent closure of struggling town shops, say analysts
Qatar Airways will have to seek government support eventually, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told Reuters on Sunday, warning the Middle East carrier could soon run out of cash needed to continue flying. Qatar Airways is one of few airlines continuing to maintain scheduled commercial passenger services and over the next two weeks expects to operate 1,800 flights. "We have receive many requests from governments all over the world, embassies in certain countries, requesting Qatar Airways not to stop flying," Baker said by phone from Doha.
Which companies are coming through during the coronavirus crisis?. Some firms have stepped up to support employees, key workers and the NHS – but others have fallen well short
You know change is in the air when the likes of Ashley and Martin back down. The pandemic has exposed business to such scrutiny that even Britain’s high street mavericks are cowed
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The firms that have turned Covid-19 crisis into a chance to serve. Each week my column is filled with reports of companies misbehaving. Now protest is turning to plaudits
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Sovereign wealth funds from oil-producing countries mainly in the Middle East and Africa are on course to dump up to $225 billion (180.7 billion pounds) in equities, a senior banker estimates, as plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic hit state finances. The rapid spread of the virus has ravaged the global economy, sending markets into a tailspin and costing both oil and non-oil based sovereign wealth funds around $1 trillion in equity losses, according to JPMorgan strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou. Sticking with equity investments and risking more losses is not an option for some funds from oil producing nations.
High-profile investors from BlackRock Inc to billionaire William Ackman have turned more bullish on equities in recent days, as unprecedented stimulus from the Federal Reserve, a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill signed Friday, and a call by President Donald Trump to get the U.S. back to work in weeks rather than months sparked the biggest weekly rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1938. "People are trying to time the bottom and that's indicative of an early bear market, when people have hope," said Richard Bernstein, chief executive officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors. Bernstein said he was a "data hawk" and was looking for a combination of "improving fundamentals" - eyeing the basic health of the asset, rather than trading patterns - and "total disbelief," adding that in 2009 investors did not believe the bull market was real.
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British companies in key sectors were already bracing for the biggest hit to business since 2009 even before last week's shutdown of the much of the economy as the government moved to slow the spread of coronavirus, an employers' group said. Surveys conducted in the first half of March showed consumer services firms, such as restaurants, bars and cinemas, were the most pessimistic, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said on Sunday. A measure of their expectations for business volumes in the next three months showed a balance of -47%.
Britain's big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Sunday. The companies, which include BT <BT.L>, Virgin Media <LBTYA.O>, Sky <CMCSA.O> and TalkTalk <TALK.L>, committed to support and protect vulnerable customers during the pandemic after talks with the government and regulator Ofcom.
Supermarkets ready for a new week of rising to the virus’s challenge. Supermarkets have won praise for their response to the crisis. The next issue may be keeping staff healthy