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The UK banks must address the serious strain on their operational capacity for handling the surge in the loan demand, Bank of England Governor Bailey told reporters on Friday and noted that large and small companies will need new equity.

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“The IMF sees a V-shaped recovery for the global economy but there is a huge amount of uncertainty.”

“Global policymakers in IMF meetings showed a very clear commitment to do what is necessary.”

“OBR’s scenario of 35% fall in UK GDP in Q2 is not implausible.”

“The MPC will set out its view very clearly in may on how much scarring the UK economy faces.”