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Coronavirus Impact Assessment: 19 March

19/03/2020 · AB Dynamics (ABDP)  · Arden Partners (ARDN)  · Distribution Finance Capital Holdings PLC (DFCH)  · Escape Hunt PLC (ESC)  · Everyman Media Group PLC (EMAN)  · Jet2 (JET2)  · LoopUp Group PLC (LOOP)  · Next (NXT)  · OnTheMarket PLC (OTMP) 

Coronavirus UK

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With schools now set to close at the end of the week, full lockdown in the UK could be fast approaching. But encouraging updates from China prove that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. But companies have to get there first and we’re likely to see a huge amount of strain of cash reserves in the coming weeks and months as everyone remains at home. Here are today’s rolling updates.


Next: tough going but a potential winner?

Next (LON: NXT) bosses have put the company through a comprehensive set of stress tests to discover which measures need to be taken in a worst case coronavirus scenario.

The company has already seen its retail operations take a hit and is expecting online to struggle as well now that most of the UK is confined indoors, “People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home”. The…

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