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(Bloomberg) -- Coronavirus measures in England are failing to control the spread of the disease, scientists warned, adding pressure on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce another national lockdown.Infections are doubling every nine days and an estimated 960,000 people are carrying the virus in England on any one day, according to the latest findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori, which is conducting one of the country’s largest studies of the disease. The reproduction rate of the virus -- a measure of how many people on average are infected by a single carrier -- has risen to 1.6, compared to 1.2 when the last figures were published Oct. 9.The stark results of the Imperial study come as Johnson faces growing calls to impose even tighter social restrictions in the fight against the virus, as deaths and cases climb once again. Elsewhere in Europe, governments are already taking action: France has announced a new monthlong nationwide lockdown and Germany has imposed its toughest rules since the spring.So far, Johnson has resisted a second national lockdown, preferring a localized tiered approach where regions with the highest infection rates face tougher social distancing rules, including a ban on household mixing and closing pubs that don’t sell meals.“The second wave of the epidemic in England has now reached a critical stage,” the scientists said in the report led by Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial. “Our results suggest strongly that one or more of the policies themselves, the timing of tier advancement, or levels of compliance, have not been sufficient to date to achieve control.”Winter PeakThe Imperial findings cohere with new modeling by the government’s emergency scientific committee SAGE, which suggests the U.K. is on course for a prolonged winter peak in the pandemic where there will be more deaths than last spring.The opposition Labour Party, as well as Johnson’s own scientific advisers last month, have called for a temporary “circuit breaker” national lockdown to get the virus under control. Labour called on Johnson to hold a press conference Thursday on the government’s Covid strategy.“People will be alarmed and worried and looking for reassurance from ministers,” Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s health spokesman, said in a statement on the Imperial College study. “Businesses are fearful that a delay in taking decisive national action will create further, deeper uncertainty for the economy.”Britain’s death toll from the second coronavirus wave could reach 85,000 in a “reasonable worst case scenario,” the Telegraph newspaper reported, citing SAGE documents.Avoiding Lockdown“It is right to try everything in our power to avoid a blanket national lockdown, it brings with it great damage to people’s lives and livelihoods,” Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told BBC Radio 4 on Thursday. “Each country has to take its own balanced judgment.”Nottinghamshire was the latest area to move into the government’s highest level of restrictions on Wednesday, joining the likes of Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Merseyside.The U.K.’s national coronavirus deaths and cases continue to rise: 310 new deaths from Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday, following the 367 on Tuesday which was the highest daily total since May. The number of daily positive cases rose by 24,701, compared to 22,885 the day before.The surge is coming as the government’s key test-and-trace program continues to miss key targets, hampering efforts to contain the disease. The Guardian newspaper reported government officials have asked local health chiefs to deploy new 30-minute saliva kits to accelerate mass screening.“The high prevalence already reached and the rapid acceleration mean that inevitably there will be large numbers of hospitalizations and deaths,” the scientists said in the Imperial report. “Whether via regional or national measures, it is now time-critical to control the virus.”(Updates with Ashworth comment in eighth paragraph, Jenrick in 10th)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Shell raises dividends as profits beat expectationsOil firm to pay investors 16.65 cents despite modest third-quarter earnings
When banks were flooded with loan requests from businesses struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, hastily built robots helped several lenders cope with the deluge. The bots were one of many quick technology changes deployed across the industry during the crisis, a contrast to the slow progress it's made in the past two decades to improve technology in the face of increasing competition from fintech rivals. Now the jolt from the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the process even though banks globally are having to cut IT spending this year for the first time since 2009, based on data from research company IDC.
England's chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance was ridiculed for predicting 200 deaths a day by November, but the UK has already shot past that figure.
(Bloomberg) -- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he stands ready to act if needed amid heightened uncertainty over a resurgence in the pandemic though he still doesn’t see a pressing need to extend or change existing virus-response measures.Speaking after keeping policy on hold and cutting a growth forecast for the current fiscal year, Kuroda said the BOJ’s measures had helped an economy that is digging itself out of a severe predicament.“Uncertainty remains high and downside risk remain large for the economic outlook. Globally the spread of the virus hasn’t been contained including in Europe and the U.S.,” Kuroda said. “I believe the uncertain situation will continue with the trajectory of the virus continuing to impact domestic and overseas economies.”The BOJ now sees a more volatile path for the economy with a bigger contraction of 5.5% in the year ending in March followed by better growth in the following 12 months of 3.6%.The remarks came as the risks for Japan’s export-reliant economy increase with the virus surging again in the U.S., France, Germany and the U.K. A return to partial lockdowns in some parts of Europe and the prospect of an even more prolonged pandemic are helping fuel stock market falls and further yen gains.While the BOJ is expected to eventually extend its virus-support program beyond a March deadline, the governor’s comments indicated the BOJ was looking to stick with its existing measures in place barring a further deterioration in circumstances.“Kuroda indicated his vigilance over financial markets and the outcome of the U.S. election,” said Naomi Muguruma, senior market economist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, following the briefing. “While refraining from adding a gloomy tone to markets, he signaled his readiness to act.”What Bloomberg’s Economist Says“Fresh waves of Covid-19 cases in Europe and a stronger yen associated with uncertainty over the U.S. presidential election are cause for some concern. We don’t see any imminent shift in policy on the horizon, but the BOJ needs to keep up its guard against potential shocks to the economy.”\--Yuki Masujima, economistClick here to read more.The BOJ chose to stand pat just hours before the European Central Bank is set to deliver its own policy decision. The ECB is expected to hold fire, while signaling more stimulus in the works to combat the impact of the virus’s recent spread, though speculation is growing that it may move early.While Japan has had far fewer virus cases than many other developed countries, the surge in Europe and the U.S. casts a shadow over the outlook, despite the relative success of policy makers in propping up the economy. The number of bankruptcies is actually down from last year and the jobless rate has remained low at 3% for now.The Japanese currency this week strengthened to a five-week high against the greenback amid concern over the impact of the worsening pandemic on global economic activity, and strengthened to 104.26 against the dollar following Kuroda’s comments.The Nikkei 225 stock index closed down 0.4% after clawing back some of the earlier losses following the previous night’s tumble on Wall Street.The BOJ’s ramped-up asset buying has helped keep markets relatively stable compared with earlier in the year while around $1 trillion in loan programs has ensured struggling firms can access credit rather than going bust.“I’m not sure if the BOJ really needed to cut its 2020 GDP forecast this much. Monthly data suggest growth won’t be terrible from here,” said Yoshimasa Maruyama, economist at SMBC Nikko Securities. “A deeper negative rate is out of the question when the financial system is hurting more during a slump,” he added.On inflation, the bank trimmed its forecast for this fiscal year, citing the impact of government-sponsored discounts on travel packages to help regional economies and the tourism industry.“What’s missing here is a discussion over how they are going to achieve the price target,” said Hiromichi Shirakawa, chief Japan economist at Credit Suisse Group AG and a former BOJ official. He also flagged the possibility of trouble ahead if the yen continues to appreciate given the BOJ’s lack of additional policy tools.(Adds economist comments.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc set out to woo disgruntled investors by raising its dividend and pledging to grow it steadily, just six months after slashing the payout.Amid a painful year for Big Oil, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant offered investors some good news. It also reported a larger-than-expected profit for the third quarter, lower net debt and strong cash flow, even as most of its divisions continued to be battered by the coronavirus.Shell’s dividend for the quarter will increase by 4% to 16.65 cents a share and grow annually thereafter, the company said in a statement on Thursday. However, after the deep cut announced in April, the payout is little more than a third of its 2019 level.“The board is confident we can grow the dividend with 4% this year and with similar percentages in years to come,” Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said in a Bloomberg TV interview. Shell is demonstrating that it’s “a compelling investment case,” he said.Shares of the company rose 1.9% to 883 pence as of 8:55 a.m. in London, but are still down about 60% this year.Shell provided a bright spot amid persistent gloom for the oil industry, which is suffering through a historic slump in demand after the pandemic shut down swathes of the global economy. Italy’s Eni SpA and Austria’s OMV AG lost money in the third quarter, while Repsol SA eked out a modest profit.BP Plc, Shell’s closest peer, posted a surprise profit but gave little indication that shareholder returns would improve after cutting its own payout in August. While van Beurden promised steady growth in cash returns, BP has fixed its dividend and said a resumption of share buybacks is at least a year away.Shell’s adjusted net income was $955 million in the third quarter, down 80% from the same period a year ago, but better than even the highest analyst estimate. Earnings were hit by lower prices for oil and liquefied natural gas, and weaker refining, but that was partly offset by reduced operating expenses and better marketing margins.The company’s other financial measures also offered some comfort to investors. Gearing, a measure of debt to equity, dropped to 31.4% from 32.7% in the second quarter. Net debt fell to $73.5 billion, and Shell pledged to further increase shareholder distributions once that figure reaches $65 billion.Shell has delivered a strong set of results that puts the company “back on the front foot” with investors, RBC analyst Biraj Borkhataria said in a note.(Updates with peer comparison in sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- European stocks and U.S. futures rebounded from Wednesday’s tumble, though gains were modest as record coronavirus infection rates emerged across some of the world’s biggest economies.Real estate and technology shares led a broad advance at the European open. Profit exceeded estimates at chip-equipment maker ASM International NV, as well as for oil producer Royal Dutch Shell Plc and drinks giant Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. Credit Suisse Group AG slipped after profit missed analyst estimates.S&P 500 contracts rose after the benchmark lost 3.5% Wednesday -- its biggest drop since June. The euro slipped before the European Central Bank’s policy decision later Thursday, with the new coronavirus curbs from Berlin to Madrid boosting the chance of preemptive monetary stimulus. Treasuries and European bonds held steady.An MSCI gauge of global equities was still down by the most this week since June as leaders plan new lockdown measures and as American lawmakers failed to agree on an economic aid package before the Nov. 3 election. Germany, Italy and Spain all reported record case numbers.“Market sentiment is turning, with investors buffeted by U.S. election uncertainty and now economic worries from rising Covid-19 cases across Europe,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management. “These short-term forces are well beyond the control of individual investors, underscoring the need to maintain balance through the immediate uncertainty.”Elsewhere, the pound strengthened versus the euro as European Union and U.K. negotiators made progress toward resolving some of the biggest disagreements, raising hopes that a Brexit deal could be reached by early November. Oil was steady after tumbling more than 5% on concern rising infections will sap demand.These are some events to watch this week:European Central Bank briefing from President Christine Lagarde will follow a policy decision on Thursday.Brexit negotiating teams have started intense daily talks, and these are likely to continue as both sides push to finalize a deal by the middle of November.The first reading of U.S. third-quarter GDP Thursday is anticipated to be the strongest on record following a record dive in the prior quarter as many businesses were shuttered by the pandemic.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.3% as of 8:48 a.m. London time.Futures on the S&P 500 Index jumped 0.9%.Nasdaq 100 Index futures surged 1.1%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index decreased 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The British pound was little changed at $1.2989.The Japanese yen strengthened 0.1% to 104.23 per dollar.The onshore yuan strengthened 0.3% to 6.709 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose one basis point to 0.78%.Germany’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to -0.62%.Britain’s 10-year yield gained one basis point to 0.223%.Japan’s 10-year yield climbed one basis point to 0.032%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude declined 1.4% to $36.85 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.1% to $1,878.42 an ounce.LME aluminum decreased 0.3% to $1,804.50 per metric ton.Iron ore dipped 0.8% to $110.86 per metric ton.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Spot gold rose 0.1% to $1,879.71 per ounce by 0805 GMT, with some investors also taking advantage of Wednesday's slide to a one-month low to buy gold. The U.S. elections and expectation of a pause in the dollar index are propping up gold, said Vandana Bharti, assistant vice-president of commodity research at SMC Comtrade. Ahead of the Nov. 3 election, Democratic challenger Joe Biden leads U.S. President Donald Trump nationally, but the competition is tighter in swing states.
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