SME’s lose big, UK GDP woes, remembering Sumner Redstone

08.13.2020 - By FT News Briefing

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Small and medium-sized US companies suffered a wipeout in profits in the second quarter amid the Covid-19 crisis, Lyft reported a 61 per cent drop in revenue in the same quarter but says it is seeing signs of a recovery, and Cisco warned of an even bigger drop-off in sales than it has experienced so far during the crisis. Plus, the FT’s Gavin Jackson reports on the UK’s latest GDP data. Then, we look back at the life of media mogul Sumner Redstone.

Lyft clings to signs of recovery after pandemic dents revenue
https://www.ft.com/content/938ea146-2699-4c2d-8511-e634d2d003f8?edit=true

Cisco sales warning raises spectre of broad IT spending decline
https://www.ft.com/content/f737c60e-d632-4eda-9e41-b181c3b5ca04?

Coronavirus makes for a brutal quarter for smaller US companies
https://www.ft.com/content/83d0c41f-be54-48e3-89fe-e78cda5f319c

UK economy suffers worst slump in Europe in second quarter
https://www.ft.com/content/c8b172e2-8f70-4118-9e81-423e9a4b6839

Sumner Redstone, media mogul, 1923-2020
https://www.ft.com/content/2414b9e4-5ef3-4e46-a760-9592f162e914
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