France is working on a new
mechanism for pandemics insurance cover that could entail some
state backing, and is exploring funding options to have a scheme
in place ahead of another potential coronavirus lockdown, Axa's
Chief Risk Officer said.
Ireland's five retail banks are
working towards extending loan repayment breaks to help
customers cope with the impact of the coronavirus to six months,
up from the current three months, Allied Irish Banks'
chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.
The Swiss government is working
primarily with UBS Group and Credit Suisse on
a nearly 1.9 billion Swiss franc ($1.95 billion) package of
state-backed loans for the coronavirus-hit aviation sector, it
said on Wednesday.
Britain's foreign affairs
parliamentary committee has asked the government to set out its
strategy for dealing with China and whether it plans to use
international bodies to hold it to account over the COVID-19