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Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from virus- oil rallies

Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from virus- oil rallies

Published 03/04/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets sank Friday following more signs that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a massive toll on economic growth, while [more…]

UK car sector warns on coronavirus: ‘companies need cash immediately’

UK car sector warns on coronavirus: ‘companies need cash immediately’

Published 03/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s car sector needs immediate cash and the government should introduce measures to support suppliers, some of which only have enough money [more…]

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Published 03/04/2020

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs [more…]

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued [more…]

SoftBank’s Son tests state of emergency appetite via Twitter poll

SoftBank’s Son tests state of emergency appetite via Twitter poll

Published 03/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son on Friday began polling his Twitter followers over whether a state of emergency should [more…]

Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours

Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours

Published 03/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has developed a new, faster test for the novel coronavirus that that causes the COVID-19 disease, reducing [more…]

April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus

April Fools! K-Pop star pranks his fans that he has coronavirus

Published 01/04/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean K-Pop star on Wednesday pulled an April Fool’s prank announcing that he had contracted coronavirus, and later removed the [more…]

Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer cold comfort

Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer cold comfort

Published 30/03/2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares slid on Monday as fears mounted that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months although markets regained some [more…]

Japan drugmaker Shionogi to tie up with Ping An as eyes China expansion

Japan drugmaker Shionogi to tie up with Ping An as eyes China expansion

Published 30/03/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Shionogi & Co (4507.T), creator of the blockbuster cholesterol treatment Crestor, said on Monday it would tie up with Ping An [more…]

Tokyo Olympics president says new Games date could come this week

Tokyo Olympics president says new Games date could come this week

Published 30/03/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A decision on a new date for Japan’s Olympics, postponed because of a coronavirus pandemic, could come as early as this week, [more…]