Economy16 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 04:10AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Illustration photo of a China yuan note BEIJING (Reuters) - China's new bank loans are expected to have rebounded in March from a sharp drop the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, as policymakers continue to urge lenders to help cash-strapped companies hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. ...

Economic Indicators17 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 03:35AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - France's economy likely contracted 6% in the first quarter from the previous three months as a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak shut down vast swathes ...

Forex17 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 03:27AM ET) (C) Reuters. Sentiment Plunges to a Record Low on Japan's Main Street (Bloomberg) -- Japanese merchants may never have been more worried. Sentiment among store managers, barbers, taxi drivers and others who deal directly with Japanese consumers plummeted to a record low at the end of March, according to results Wednesday from ...

Forex2 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 03:02AM ET) By Peter Nurse Investing.com - The U.S. dollar is back in demand Wednesday, as investors sought safe havens amid disappointing news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and the economic damage in Europe becomes apparent. At 3 AM ET (0700 GMT), the U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six ...

Economy18 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 02:35AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso takes questions from reporters at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will next week pledge to contribute to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) trust offering debt relief to low-income countries hit hard ...

Economy18 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 02:35AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traders looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index trading floor LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog set out temporary measures on Wednesday to help companies raise cash quickly to get through the epidemic that has shuttered much of the economy. The Financial Conduct Authority ...

Stock Markets3 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 02:09AM ET) (C) Reuters. By Peter Nurse Investing.com - European stock markets are set to largely open lower Wednesday, consolidating after posting gains this week, amid disagreements over how to finance the region's response to the coronavirus crisis. At 2:15 AM ET (0615 GMT), {{167|France's CAC 40 futures and the FTSE 100 futures ...

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central bank, in Beijing By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank will ramp up its policy easing to support the coronavirus-ravaged economy but debt worries and property risks will prevent it from following the U.S. Federal Reserve's steep rate ...

Economy19 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 01:15AM ET) 2/2 (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials launched an economic rescue plan in record time last month as the coronavirus pandemic spread, reaching decisions that may shape the global economy for decades to come in ...

Technology5 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 12:30AM ET) (C) Reuters. Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (O:AMZN) will suspend a delivery service that aims to compete with UPS (N:UPS) and FedEx (N:FDX) in the United States. The online retailer told customers that the service, Amazon Shipping, will ...

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