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And executives at technology group SoftBank have revived talks about taking it private, according to the Financial Times. There are reportedly frustrations over the drop in SoftBank’s $115bn (£89.86bn) equity valuation compared with the value...

The Financial Times leads with comments from the governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, who says there is still plenty of financial firepower left to fight the impact of COVID-19.

The Financial Times reports that Santander slumped to an €11.1bn loss in this year’s second quarter – the first loss in the Spanish bank’s 163-year history – in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Financial Times reports on the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic in the European finance sector, saying banks are preparing to allocate £23bn to cover loan losses.

The Financial Times reports that a top civil servant had warned the government against investing $500m (£392m) in a bankrupt satellite operator – but Downing Street pushed ahead still. 

The Times leads on comments from the Bank of England’s chief economist, who says the UK economy has bounced back faster than expected, with the coronavirus recession likely to be half as bad as the...

The Financial Times reports that investment banking fees rocketed to a record $57bn in the first six months of the year, boosted by a series of lucrative debt sales during the coronavirus crisis.