It comes as investors have been pricing in the possibility of negative United Kingdom interest rates - with bond prices having rallied recently as a number of Bank of England policymakers have said they might consider cutting rates below zero. Financial markets increasingly expect the base rate to go negative.
Negative interest rates potentially challenge some banks' and building societies' solvency as they find it hard or impossible to apply them to customers' savings accounts. Yields for two-year gilts dropped to a record low of -0.051% last week.
It means the United Kingdom has joined the likes of Germany and Japan in selling its government debt at a negative yield as coronavirus sees the world lurch towards a steep recession, with central banks embarking on mammoth bond-buying programmes to offer economic life support.
Wednesday's gilt sale was 2.15 times covered by demand in the auction - the weakest demand since the BoE cut rates to current levels.
Netflix says it will begin deactivating inactive accounts
With stay at home orders issued across the globe, more than 15 million subscribers joined Netflix in the first quarter of 2020. Netflix has announced a pretty nice gesture for those who are subscribed, but haven't been watching anything on it.
Pakistan Airlines flight crashes in Karachi
A Pakistani airliner with more than 100 people aboard crashed in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, according to reports. The flight which was on its way from Lahore to Karachi , was approaching for a landing when it crashed near the airport.