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Breakingviews - Breakdown: Europe’s coronabond conundrum

The coronavirus pandemic may be the euro zone’s best opportunity to break its common debt taboo. The health emergency is stretching sovereign finances across the single currency area. That’s a problem for countries like Italy, which has the highest Covid-19 death toll and whose government debt is already at 135% of gross domestic product.

Breakingviews - Corona Capital: LVMH, Cinema, Malaysia Airlines

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

Breakingviews - Samsung discovers perks of working from home

Samsung Electronics might not mind working from home. A surge in virtual meetings and other remote working activity lifted demand for memory chips used in data centres even as demand for smartphones, display panels and other branded products likely fell. The all-pervasiveness of semiconductors is proving a useful hedge for the South Korean giant.

Breakingviews - Samsung discovers perks of working from home

Samsung Electronics might not mind working from home. A surge in virtual meetings and other remote working activity lifted demand for memory chips used in data centres even as demand for smartphones, display panels and other branded products likely fell. The all-pervasiveness of semiconductors is proving a useful hedge for the South Korean giant.

Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Saudi/Carnival, PG&E

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

Breakingviews - 3M fight exposes free trade’s underlying condition

Globalization has achieved many great things, from creating a middle class in developing markets to keeping prices down in rich ones. But it hasn’t yet weathered a planet-wide pandemic. A ruckus involving 3M over respiratory masks that reduce the spread of the coronavirus exposes some of the limitations of the free-trade system. What emerges at the end of the crisis will need to be more robust.

Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Insurer giveaway, Debenhams

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Luckin Coffee, NMC Health

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

Breakingviews - Dixon: Helicopter money is a toy best left alone

Some economists say central banks should fund the fight against the coronavirus by printing money and giving it to governments. There would be no need to raise taxes either now or in the future, the argument goes; nor would government debt need to increase.

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