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Bernie Sanders says he’s staying in the presidential race. Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat.

The proportion of people who have died from coronavirus varies strikingly from country to country. Researchers warn that there are so many uncertainties that it remains almost impossible to draw firm conclusions about the death rate

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With the world consumed by the threat of the coronavirus, President Trump has increasingly focused on using to his political advantage the crisis that he initially tried to downplay.

The Federal Reserve has offered more than $3 trillion in loans and asset purchases in recent weeks to stop the U.S. financial system from seizing up, but it has not yet directly helped large swaths of the real economy via @ldelevingne  @hpschneider 

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Woflgang Munchau: No crisis is ever big enough to stop European member states putting their narrow interests first. Go-it-alone eurozone ‘coronabonds’ are worth the risk via @FinancialTimes 

Big hedge funds raise money to capitalise on market turmoil -

Many virus-related questions are unanswerable right now. But the direction of oil prices seems fairly clear, at least in the short run. The turmoil spurred by the massive crude declines is vast, and there's a sense among investors that it may not all be priced in. (many)

Changes to insolvency rules will not save businesses – they’ll simply save a few directors whilst leaving the economy as a whole to sink

Spreads on U.S. energy junk bonds are still above the 2008 & 2016 peaks, at more than 21 percentage points above benchmark rates:

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