5. Asian share markets began the week lower as the relentless spread of the coronavirus finally made investors question their optimism on the global economy.
4. Starbucks has announced it will suspend advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech.
The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms.
3. An extra £14bn is needed each year to help the UK meet its climate commitments, a new think tank report suggests.
Green Alliance says the cash is needed for clean transport, nature restoration, and low-carbon buildings.
2. Travel companies say holiday bookings have "exploded" after the government announced current restrictions will be eased.
Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK.
1. Boris Johnson has pledged his government will "not go back to the austerity of 10 years ago" ahead of a speech on Tuesday.
In an interview the Prime Minister set out his plans for a post-lockdown economic recovery which include a new taskforce which will look at speeding up the building of hospitals, schools and roads.
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