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As beer market collapses, prime barley risks becoming pig food

23 May 2020 /  Greg Ritchie and Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg    5
Global lockdowns and cancelled events have hurt the demand for malt.

Disease is ravaging the $25bn banana industry

23 May 2020 /  Bloomberg News    1
And Covid-19 is compounding the problem.

Australia uncovers extra A$60bn in welfare stimulus error

22 May 2020 /  Michael Heath and Jason Scott, Bloomberg   1
Treasurer says 'no underpayments were made, no overpayments were made'.

Brazil suffers record daily coronavirus death toll, soon to be world No 2

22 May 2020 /  Pedro Fonseca and Lisandra Paraguassu, Reuters   4
Has a total of 310 087 confirmed cases as of Thursday.

South Africa to probe giraffe, meerkat, rhino shipments to China

22 May 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   
Report alleges that at least 5 035 animals were shipped from South Africa to China between 2016 and 2019.

AstraZeneca gets $1bn from US to make Oxford vaccine

21 May 2020 /  John Lauerman, Bloomberg    2
Receives supply agreements for 400m doses.

Lufthansa warns of urgent need for bailout as talks drag on

20 May 2020 /  William Wilkes, Bloomberg   1
Shares fell 1.8% to 7.88 euros in early trading in Frankfurt.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit problem: an army of workers off work

20 May 2020 /  Joe Mayes, Bloomberg   1
The latest round of talks between the two sides made little progress, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he is “not optimistic” about a deal.

Soaring cases, lost ventilators show chaos of Brazil virus fight

20 May 2020 /  Julia Leite, Mario Sergio Lima and Josue Leonel, Bloomberg   2
Brazil now third globally in virus cases.

Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review US membership

19 May 2020 /  Rama Venkat and Huizhong Wu, Reuters  
WHO spokeswoman in Geneva said on Tuesday the agency had no immediate comment on Trump's letter.

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

19 May 2020 /  Karishma Singh, Reuters   1
On the economy, 'medical metrics' rule for now.

Vaccine shows early signs of immune response

18 May 2020 /  Robert Langreth, Bloomberg  
While the technology is new and hasn’t been used in an approved vaccine before, it allows researchers to move fast into trials.

Italy shops reopen on Monday. For many it’s already too late

18 May 2020 /  Flavia Rotondi and Daniele Lepido, Bloomberg   1
Many of the country’s 2.7 million merchants say there’s little to celebrate.

Platinum bars and coins sell at fastest pace in five years

18 May 2020 /  Elena Mazneva, Bloomberg   1
There is potential for platinum to follow gold prices higher.

Apple and Google’s tracing tool should get Trump’s buy-in

17 May 2020 /  Tae Kim, Bloomberg   1
For the technology to be to be effective in the US, it requires Washington to be fully on board to ensure the wide adoption it needs.

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