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Rishi Sunak is to extend the Treasury’s UK-wide programme of Covid-19 business support loans

Rishi Sunak is set to extend the Treasury’s UK-wide programme of business support loans ahead of what’s expected to be a challenging winter for Covid-19, the European Central Bank has launched a sweeping review of its main pandemic crisis-fighting tool, and Donald Trump has said that the new Oracle-ByteDance partnership will finance a “patriotic” education fund. Plus, the FT’s US energy editor Derek Brower will explain whether the poisoning of Russian activist Alexei Navalny will affect the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. 

Sunak to extend business support loans as Covid-19 spread worsens

ECB to review flagship bond-buying tool in fighting Covid crisis

Doubts surround ‘education fund’ at heart of US TikTok deal

EU gas groups exposed as pipeline politics threaten Nord Stream 2

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