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Few people excel in a Zoom-type situation, but Viv Groskop has some tips on ‘owning’ the videoconference

The UK economy is heading for a recession forecast to be one of the most severe since 1900. The FT looks at alternative economic indicators to track the depth of the slowdown, including drops in electricity consumption, the property market and jobs

Yesterday saw the highest death toll in a single day with 7,382 people losing their lives. Follow the latest figures here:

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How are your spending habits changing under lockdown? Today (at 12pm and 5pm UK time) @ftmoney  editor @ClaerB  will be answering your questions. Post in the comments under this story to get involved:

The FT View: The irony is that Mr Trump’s magic bullet approach is harming his own prospects. To maximise his re-election chances, he should follow the advice scientists are repeatedly giving him

Dominic Raab has ostensibly taken over running the UK government as Boris Johnson fights coronavirus. But how much power will the foreign secretary wield?

As a result of the freeze properties are not being added to the market, with new listings down to less than half the level at the start of March: 'Demand for housing to buy and rent has fallen sharply since the end of the first week in March'

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President Trump said the WHO had 'missed the call' when it came to the early detection of the virus in Wuhan and called the organisation very 'China-centric'

Brooke Masters: Companies must seize this chance to rewrite the rules of engagement. This is not a time for penny-pinching

Hello New York. While you were sleeping this was our most-read story

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On Tuesday, China’s parliament attacked a ruling by Hong Kong’s High Court to overturn a month-old ban on face masks. Beijing claimed it was the only authority with ‘the right to make [such] judgments’

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FT View: Authorities in Hong Kong have lost popular legitimacy and so have resorted instead to police rule. With no political resolution, the police are expected to govern what has become an ungovernable city. An escalation of the violence is inevitable.

Opinion: Argentine President Mauricio Macri has lost touch with reality, and that may have scared markets even more than the prospect of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s return.

‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.

UK lockdown should last until June, according to a top epidemiologist, as global Covid-19 death toll passes 30,000. Follow the latest coronavirus updates here:

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The Catalan election results make it clear: the independence movement has won. Now comes the hard part

A vulnerability in WhatsApp, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app used by 1.5bn people around the world, allowed attackers to inject iPhones and Androids with spyware, the FT has discovered. Here’s what we know:

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