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  • Breakingviews TV: Wealth gap
    on March 31, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Coronavirus will wreak havoc on the divide between America's rich and poor, but it’s black households that are particularly at risk. John Foley explains how the virus could exacerbate a wealth and income disparity that has barely improved in 50 years, and is often overlooked.

  • Breakingviews TV: M&A pain
    on March 31, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Covid-19 has turned the tables on hedge funds buzzing round the 4.6 billion euro takeover of Germany’s Osram. Normally in such cases they would use a legal loophole to squeeze out a premium. Ed Cropley explains why this time they are left nursing hefty losses instead.

  • Breakingviews TV: Revenue blues
    on March 30, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    It's hard to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, or on markets. But suppose the $6 trillion drop in the value of S&P 500 Index companies in 2020 equates to their lost sales. That could imply a nine-month top-line drought, as Richard Beales explains.

  • Breakingviews TV: Capital idea
    on March 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Banks including UniCredit and ING will halt payouts, following pressure from European regulators. Scrapping dividends across the euro zone could support 300 bln euros of extra lending, says Liam Proud. Those who keep paying out, like UBS, will regret it if the crisis persists.