Some high-profile sovereign
creditors are signalling a tentative willingness to help poorer
countries with debt relief during the coronavirus pandemic - but
many also caution that it won't be as simple as it sounds.
A controversial World Bank bond
designed to deliver funding to help the world's poorest
countries to tackle fast-spreading diseases is set to pay out,
the lender said, though it is unclear when funds will reach the
countries in need.
A package containing a petrol
tank and a bullet was found inside a Sardinian branch of Italian
bank Intesa Sanpaolo on Monday, police said, an
incident that a leading union linked to tensions over business
requests for COVID-19 crisis loans.
largest retailer, said on Monday it was halving its 2019
dividend to 0.23 euros per share and that CEO Alexandre Bompard
would waive 25% of his fixed salary for a period of two months
due to the coronavirus outbreak.