Friday 13th November 2020
This week’s earlier optimism over a possible vaccine for COVID-19 has disappeared completely, with equities falling and bond prices rising. NAB’s Gavin Friend says rising COVID numbers in the UK and Europe have provided a dose of reality, with almost 33.5k cases in the UK on Thursday, despite a national lockdown. Numbers are also rising sharply in the US with the possibility that schools will close again in New York. The pound has taken the hardest hit today. Phil Dobbie asks Gavin how much of that is to do with a lack of progress on Brexit?