Vincent Boland: In these strange times, everyone’s flying blind

Each day brings fresh news of another household name retailer shuttering for good – and we still have no way of knowing how long these excruciating conditions will persist for

26th April, 2020
Vincent Boland: In these strange times, everyone’s flying blind
Richard Branson is seeking taxpayer-funded assistance for his Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic airlines. Picture: Getty

You could be forgiven for not noticing, but the past two weeks have been corporate earnings season. This is the time of year when companies report their full-year and/or first-quarter results, and try to give investors a sense of what the months ahead have in store. It is an important moment in the investing calendar.

This year is different. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the global economy. Companies are struggling with...

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