WHO skips Wuhan, Phil Hogan resigns, Hurricane Laura, Jackson Hole preview

08.27.2020 - By FT News Briefing

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Western governments are concerned that a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of coronavirus did not visit Wuhan, EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has resigned after a Covid-19 misstep, and Hurricane Laura is expected to wreak havoc on US oil refinery hubs near the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, the FT’s James Politi previews what this year’s all-virtual Jackson Hole central bankers’ symposium will look like. 

Fears over virus probe rise after WHO team fails to visit Wuhan

EU trade commissioner set to resign after furore over Irish dinner

Hurricane Laura threatens to bring ‘unsurvivable’ surge to US Gulf

Central bankers face virus hit to global economy at crisis forum

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