Switzerland is set to vote on Sunday on whether to end its agreement with the European Union that allows free movement of people between the two jurisdictions.
The World Health Organization gave China its blessing to start administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to people while clinical trials were still underway, a Chinese National Health Commission official said on Friday.
Durable goods orders in the US came in slightly below forecasts last month, even as those for core capital goods strengthened.
Next boss Simon Wolfson said many thousands of retail jobs would not survive the long-term effects of the Covid-19 crisis, the BBC reported.
UK car production almost halved in August, official figures showed as the coronavirus pandemic and seasonal factory shutdowns took their toll.
The government borrowed £35. 9bn in August - the third highest monthly figure on record - as tax revenue fell and the government spent to deal with the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Financial Conduct Authority urged banks and investment firms to improve measures for remote working and avoiding misconduct.
New home sales in the States jumped past forecasts last month and from a higher base on the back of upwards revisions to data for July.
The government will look to stave off a potential wave of redundancies this autumn by topping up the wages of "viable jobs" when the furlough scheme comes to the end, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday.
The Facebook Oversight Board said it plans to launch ahead of the US presidential election in November to monitor political content on the platform.
The pace of improvement in US jobless claims slowed last week, government data showed on Thursday, as America's labour market looked to have stalled.
The International Energy Agency said that without carbon capture, utilisation and storage programs it will be impossible for governments and large companies to meet targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said that companies and governments should take advantage of the opportunity the global pandemic has provided to tackle food waste as focus on global supplies increases.
S&P Global has cut its economic forecasts for the UK, predicting a 10% slide this year before conditions start to improve in 2021.
French business confidence has continued to recover, with the industrial sector showing a better-than-expected improvement in September, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Britain’s aviation and tourism industries faced massive job losses unless the government provided more support and eased travel restrictions, Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary said on Thursday.
UK retail sales rose at their fastest pace for 18 months in September as household items boomed and demand for clothing slumped, a Confederation of British Industry survey showed.
German business sentiment continued to improve in September but the recovery is slowing, according to a survey released by the Ifo Institute on Thursday.
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.
UK ministers warned on Wednesday that a worst case scenario post-Brexit transition period would see queues of as many as 7,000 trucks in Kent.