Virus Finance Accelerates With African Nations Near Deals

Bloomberg | May 20, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Measures to help some of the world’s poorest nations fight the coronavirus pandemic accelerated with the prospect of new cash from official creditors and the approval of loan-payment suspensions, while private creditors were still assessing ways to contribute.

UK inflation slumps to lowest since 2016 as coronavirus hits

Reuters | May 20, 2020 at 8:08 AM

Britain’s inflation rate sank in April to its lowest since August 2016 as the coronavirus pandemic pushed down global oil prices and clothing stores slashed prices, bolstering the prospect of more Bank of England stimulus next month.