The novel coronavirus will exact a much higher toll on job markets around the world than previously feared, according to the global watchdog for labour.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering replacing his furlough programme with German-style wage subsidies as part of measures to help businesses through the resurgence of Covid-19, according to reports.
The government has announced a fresh range of restrictions to be in place for at least six months after the number of Covid-19 cases surged.
HSBC shares fell to a 25-year low as Britain's banks were affected by allegations of moving illicit money as well as renewed pressure from the resurgence of Covid-19.
Unilever’s Dutch shareholders have voted to end the company’s historic dual-structure in favour of a single entity based in London.
US consumer confidence overall rose back to its highs from April, having moved roughly sideways since then, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The UK government on Friday has refused to rule out a second national coronavirus lockdown as the number of infections continued to rise.
The global economy could return to growth next year as better outlooks from the US and China combined with a “massive response” to the Covid-19 pandemic from other nations lessened GDP contraction, the OECD said on Wednesday.
Chinese tech company ByteDance has decided to reject Microsoft's bid to buy video app TikTok and partner with Oracle instead.
David Cameron has become the third former Tory prime minister to express concerns about the government's proposal to break international law over Brexit - though in weaker terms than John Major and Theresa May.
The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca will resume trials of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate after receiving clearance from the UK's Medicines Health Regulatory Authority.
Britain and Japan agreed a free trade deal on Friday, the first since the UK left the European Union in January.
The United States revoked visas for over 1,000 Chinese nationals, denying entry to students and researchers deemed security risks, the State Department said on Wednesday.
Scotland and Wales warned on Wednesday that the new internal market bill that was proposed by the British government will undermine the UK’s unity as it will steal power from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The pound dropped sharply on Tuesday, after reports that one of the government’s most senior legal experts had resigned over Downing Street proposals to challenge parts of the 2019 Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
The bosses of nine of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies pledged to put science and safety first in the race to find a vaccine for Covid-19.
Spanish foreign minister Arantxa González Laya called for the harmonisation of European travel measures on Tuesday to limit problems for tourists and tourism operators during the pandemic.
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is fighting against his extradition to the US in London’s top court this week after failing to delay the hearing on Monday.
The president of the European Commission has warned the UK to respect international law as increasingly fraught trade negotiations between London and Brussels resumed on Tuesday.
Travel company Thomas Cook could be relaunched in the near future as reports claim its Chinese owner is planning a revival of the name.