Shruti Tripathi Chopra, Financial News

Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Financial News

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Recent articles by Shruti:

Davos is ‘broadly irrelevant’: ‘There is no case for guzzling jets and gallons of Dom Pérignon’

The annual financial summit has returned, but may not be welcome now → Read More

FCA staff receiving stress-related counselling triples in ‘challenging’ pandemic year

The UK’s markets watchdog doubled its spending on initiatives to boost employee morale in the year to early 2021 → Read More

Cash shell king Martin Sorrell on ‘costly’ Spacs: They are a ‘beanfeast’ for bankers and lawyers

The advertising mogul prefers the cash-shell route, as it is ‘cleaner, faster and more efficient’ → Read More

England in lockdown: Everything you can and can’t do

Without the new rules there is a material risk of the NHS being overwhelmed in the next 21 days, said the UK chief medical officers → Read More

Brexit deal: What happens next?

The UK and the EU have finalised a Brexit deal today after months of deadlock. A jubilant Boris Johnson tweeted a photo of him with two thumbs up, saying: "The deal is done." Here's what going to happen next: → Read More

London has the highest percentage of people contracting coronavirus

London has the highest percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus in England, the Office for National Statistics revealed on 24 December. Figures from the statistics agency show that in London the percentage of those testing positive has surged past 2.5%, with more than two thirds (68%) of those infected with the new strain of the virus. → Read More

China bans flights to and from UK over new virus strain fears

China ‘takes reference’ from more than 50 other countries and suspends air travel to and from UK → Read More

Christmas not cancelled for the 1%: Rich brits fleeing UK in private jets to escape lockdown

There was an increase in private jet flights on Sunday 20 December as London and the South-east were placed in Tier 4 → Read More

Brexit deal set to be announced today – here’s what you need to know

Crunch Brexit talks to agree a last-minute trade deal continued through the night, with an announcement expected to be announced as early as this morning. Four calls were held between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commision chief Ursula von der Leyen yesterday to finalise the deal, BBC's Laura Kuenssberg reported on Twitter. The two sides held detailed talks on fishing quotas… → Read More

A third Covid-19 variant has been detected in the UK – here’s what you need to know about it

Another new strain of Covid-19 has been detected in the UK which has originated from South Africa, health secretary Matt Hancock announced today. All travellers from South Africa in the past two weeks must isolate immediately due to the new strain, he said. "The new variant makes everything much harder as it spreads faster," Hancock said. ... → Read More

Boris Johnson considers locking down more of England over new virus variant fears

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that more areas of England will be put under Tier Four restrictions from Boxing Day due to a faster-spreading variant of coronavirus, according to media reports. The Sun reported that ministers and scientific experts held meetings late on Tuesday after a sharp rise in cases of the new Covid-19 strain, adding that an announcement on the… → Read More

What the UK travel ban means for food supplies, freight, FTSE 100 and vaccines

Boris Johnson to chair emergency meeting to discuss the impending chaos → Read More

Full list of all the countries that have banned UK flights over new virus variant fears

More than 20 countries have banned flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus. It comes as the UK recorded 35,928 new coronavirus infections on Sunday - the highest ever daily increase. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered millions of English residents to stay at home as the UK struggles to stem the flow of a new and rapidly-spreading variant of coronavirus.… → Read More

Tier 4 restrictions: Everything you can and can’t do

London and the south-east England are expected to be put under Tier 4, the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions, after a new variant of the coronavirus was disclosed earlier this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold a press conference at 4pm, alongside Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser. It... → Read More

Mark Mobius: President Biden will be ‘bad’ for US stock market. Here’s where to invest now

The investing pioneer advises investors to look towards countries such as China , India, South Korea and Taiwan → Read More

Is England heading for another lockdown? Here’s what you need to know

The UK government is doing "everything" to avoid a full national lockdown but has not ruled out a short-term circuit breaker lockdown in England. “The very clear policy of the government is to do everything we can to avoid a full national lockdown,” housing minister Robert Jenrick told Sky News today. His comments come as France and Germany were... → Read More

Almost all of the FCA’s 4,200 UK employees will work from home until next year

The FCA has told banks and fund managers to monitor employees working from home → Read More

‘Stick to your guns’: Mark Mobius’ investment strategy following Trump’s virus diagnosis

Global stocks fell today after US President Donald Trump announced that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, which has killed over 200,000 Americans so far. But Mark Mobius, one of the pioneers of emerging market bets, thinks investors should not panic just yet. "I immediately thought of the phrase: 'Stick to your guns!', Mobius told Financial News. "You should not… → Read More

El-Erian on four ways global economies can ride out the coronavirus pandemic

Former Pimco boss hopes for a short-lived downturn before a healthy economic re-opening → Read More

Mark Mobius warns on the biggest threat facing stock markets right now

The stance governments take on the rise in virus cases will be make or break for global stock markets and the economy → Read More