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Asia shares make careful gains, investors eye China PMI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets fell in volatile trading on Tuesday, and the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic left the MSCI benchmark of world equities with its biggest quarterly decline since the financial crisis of 2008. Oil prices remained near their lowest levels since 2002 as a worldwide economic slowdown and travel…

G20 leaders to convene remotely as coronavirus situations in the vicinity of 50 % a million

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to limit job and income losses from the coronavirus and “do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic.” Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz speaks via video link during a virtual G20 summit…

Investigation-Turkey’s economic climate seemed safer from virus than most. Then outbreak hit home

* Depleted reserves, hot domestic demand drove last recovery* Fallout from surge in infections a direct hit to both* Ankara could ramp up initial $15-bln support packageBy Jonathan SpicerISTANBUL, March 23 (Reuters) - Only a few weeks ago, Turkey seemed a better bet than many other emerging markets to withstand a global economic slowdown over…

Iran Leader Refuses U.S. Aid to Struggle COVID-19, Citing Conspiracy Concept

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets. But…

Food India’s Grim Coronavirus Exodus Has Some Unattractive Echoes

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China approves use of Roche arthritis drug for coronavirus clients

BEIJING/ZURICH (Reuters) - China has approved the use of Swiss drugmaker Roche’s (ROG.S) anti-inflammation drug Actemra for patients who develop severe complications from the coronavirus as it urgently hunts for new ways to combat the deadly infection that is spreading worldwide. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen on a factory…

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NHL Period Suspension Echoes of 1919 Stanley Cup Cancellation – Sporting activities Illustrated

One hundred and one years ago, the hockey world came to a crossroads. As five members of the Montreal Canadiens—and manager George Kennedy—lay bedridden with influenza at a downtown Seattle hotel on April 1, 1919, nursing fevers that ranged from 101 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, an unprecedented decision was made: The Stanley Cup final, scheduled…

‘There is opportunity this could go even reduced.’ Oil rates plunge to 17-year lows as demand fall threatens to overwhelm storage facilities.

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Crude oil prices tanked on Monday as continued fears about the coronavirus pandemic slammed energy demand. West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark, dropped below $20 a barrel in Asian trading, while Brent crude hit $23.03, its lowest price since 2002. The price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia and concerns about storage capacity…

Navy gets rid of commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus outbreak – CNN

Washington (CNN)The commander of a US aircraft carrier that has been hit by a major outbreak of coronavirus has been relieved of command for showing "poor judgment" days after writing a memo warning Navy leadership that decisive action was needed to save the lives of the ship's crew, acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly…

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