Joe Curtis, City A.M.

Joe Curtis

City A.M.

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Past articles by Joe:

Could AI help Rishi Sunak revive the UK economy?

Salesforce hopes its AI Economist could some day help governments create tax policies suitable for a post-coronavirus world. → Read More

UK retail sales climb above pre-pandemic levels in July

UK retail sales climbed 3.6 per cent higher in July compared to June, to beat their pre-pandemic levels, official data → Read More

Lookers warns of first-half loss and expands accounting probe

Lookers said today it has widened the scope of a probe launched into a £19m black hole as it warned of a lockdown loss for 2020 so far. → Read More

BCC: UK businesses face tough outlook after furlough ends

More than one in three UK businesses have emerged from a bruising lockdown with less than three months’ worth of cash reserves. → Read More

Marks & Spencer to axe 7,000 jobs within three months amid pandemic

Marks & Spencer is set to slash 7,000 jobs by December in a huge restructuring brought about by the pandemic, → Read More

Just Group posts higher profit despite sales dip

Insurer Just Group posted slightly higher profit for the first six months of 2020 as in-force policy income rocketed to → Read More

Trump escorted from briefing after shooting close to White House

The Secret Service abruptly escorted Donald Trump out of a live press briefing after a shooting occurred outside the White House yesterday. → Read More

Standard Life Aberdeen profit hit by coronavirus and £25bn Lloyds withdrawal

Standard Life Aberdeen’s pre-tax profit slumped 30 per cent to £195m in the first half of 2020 after Lloyds withdrew → Read More

Ofgem to slash energy price cap by £84 in October

The energy price cap is set to fall to its lowest level so far due to coronavirus, saving customers £84 → Read More

UK construction sector slashes more jobs despite post-lockdown boom

The rate of UK construction job cuts increased sharply in July despite the industry’s fastest rise in output since 2015, → Read More

FTSE 100 falls after BoE warns of longer UK recovery

The FTSE 100 sank sharply on today’s open as traders appeared to react negatively to the Bank of England’s upbeat → Read More

Aviva vows to reduce focus on Asia and Europe as profit slumps

Aviva today vowed to reduce its focus on Asia and Europe, after profit in the first six months of 2020 fell 30 per cent amid coronavirus. → Read More

Insurer Hastings' shares surge as it agrees to £1.66bn takeover

Insurer Hastings' share price surged this morning after agreeing a £1.66bn takeover by Finland’s Sampo and South Africa’s Rand Merchant Investment. → Read More

Metro Bank agrees £12m deal for Ratesetter in lending push

Metro Bank will snap up peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter after agreeing a £12m sale it hopes will push it into more profitable banking avenues. → Read More

UK to distribute millions of 90-minute coronavirus tests

New 90-minute coronavirus tests will be distributed to care homes and laboratories around the UK from next week, the government announced today. → Read More

Major shareholder commits to British Airways owner IAG's €2.75bn raise

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) today confirmed it will seek to raise a huge €2.75bn (£2.49bn) to act as a coronavirus buffer. → Read More

British American Tobacco beats half-year profit forecasts

British American Tobacco (BAT) smashed half-year profit expectations for as premium cigarette sales soared and it enjoyed strong demand for → Read More

BT blames coronavirus as profit and revenue shrink

Coronavirus blunted profit and revenue at BT in the three months of lockdown to the end of June, the UK → Read More

Credit Suisse posts 24 per cent profit jump and merges investment arms

Credit Suisse hailed a huge 24 per cent rise in net profit today as it revealed its plan to combine its global markets and investment banking divisions. → Read More

Matt Hancock: Quarantine could return as second wave hits Europe

Health secretary Matt Hancock today warned the government could re-introduce quarantine to protect the UK as a second wave begins to roll across Europe. → Read More