Business are braced for "challenging conditions" ahead as the shape of the short-term economy begins to come into focus while coronavirus grips the country.

Listed companies have been asked by the Financial Conduct Authority to delay full-year results for at least two weeks to ensure up-to-date information is prioritised to inform businesses, supply chains and investors during the coronavirus outbreak.

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr was one of the first of what was expected to be dozens of UK listed companies delaying publication of their financial results when the unprecedented advice in response to the virus outbreak was issued last week.

In tomorrow's Monday Interview, Kristy Dorsey writes that before the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, Calum Richardson’s chippie on Stonehaven’s beachfront promenade was selling something in the vicinity of 300,000 fish suppers every year.

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In Business Voices, Ewen Fleming, partner and head of financial services at Johnston Carmichael, says: "The banking sector has an essential role to play over the coming weeks and months but, like nearly every other sector of the economy, it faces incredible challenges."

Elsewhere, in Mark Williamson's SME Focus, Drew McKenzie Smith is looking forward to December when the Lindores single malt comes of age is due to come of age.

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Also on Monday, the Bank of England releases its Money and Credit study, while on Tuesday the GDP for UK in final quarter of 2019 is expected.

On Wednesday, the contactless card payment limit increases to £45 and the HS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMIs for March comes as the first significant economic indicator on the impact from coronavirus on the manufacturing sector in the UK.

Then on Friday, the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services PMIs for March is due.

It is the first significant economic indicator on the impact of coronavirus on the service sector, including bars, pubs and financial services.