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Corporate debt is in serious trouble – here’s what it means if the market collapses

Stand well back. Oatawa Jefferson Frank, Royal Holloway Markets abhor uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic is a severe supply shock that will substantially reduce the world’s economic output, and there will potentially be several waves as the contagion returns in the autumn or spring 2021. Many governments are trying to form a bridge over the lockdown period to allow economic activity …

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Even famous musicians struggle to make a living from streaming – here’s how to change that

nikkimeel/Shutterstock Hayleigh Bosher, Brunel University London If you’re a music lover, chances are you’ll have used streaming services of some kind. Music streaming accounts for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue in the UK, bringing in more than £1 billion in the last year. But while the three major labels – Sony, Universal and Warner – are …

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How a lost manuscript revealed the first poets of Italian literature

Six Tuscan Poets by Giorgio Vasari, 1544. Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Petrarch, Cino da Pistoia, Guittone d’Arezzo and Guido Cavalcanti are depicted in the oil painting. Wikimedia/MIA Maria Clotilde Camboni, University of Oxford Imagine a world where we knew the name of Homer, but the poetry of The Odyssey was lost to us. That was the world of the early …

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