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My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses again'

Image copyright Jen Smith Image caption Jen Smith lives in Shenzhen, where it's compulsory to wear a mask outside at all times My Money is a series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they have to make. Here, Jen Smith, a children's TV presenter from Shenzhen in southern…
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Coronavirus: UK among economies risking record slump

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic could trigger a global slump bigger than the Great Depression of the 1930s, a closely watched international survey suggests.Manufacturing and services sectors in key geographical areas, including the UK, US and the eurozone, saw record falls in activity during March, according to Purchasing Managers’ Index data.The UK figure,…
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Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association

Image copyright Press Association The trade association that represents ferry companies transporting goods in and out of the UK has called on the government to provide financial support quickly to keep services running.The UK Chamber of Shipping said a steep drop in passenger numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic meant it was fast becoming cheaper…
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BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights

Image copyright Getty Images A number of British Airways cabin crew fear they may have contracted the coronavirus after operating long-haul flights over the past two weeks. Unions are calling on airlines to do more to minimise the exposure of staff.But BA pilots and cabin crew say the airline was slow to take action to…
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Coronavirus: 'I don't want a flight voucher, where's my refund?'

Image copyright TF-Images Frustrated customers are demanding that airlines make it easier to claim a refund for flights cancelled owing to the coronavirus outbreak.But the airlines' trade body wants the right to give vouchers, not refunds.Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as fleets are grounded and the process of reimbursing people is under strain.EasyJet has…
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Coronavirus: Debenhams set to appoint administrators

Image copyright Getty Images Debenhams, the department store chain, is facing administration for a second time.The retailer is set to appoint administrators as early next week to protect the company against claims from creditors as it tries to restructure its business.Debenhams has already closed 22 stores this year and plans to shut a further 28…