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Take Five: Life in the time of corona

The world's biggest economy won't be open for business by Easter, as U.S. President Donald Trump had hoped, but the second biggest economy may come close. How China fares offers a guide to other countries when their coronavirus lockdowns lift......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 3rd, 2020

Don’t count on your usual economic numbers and forecasts to guide you through the coronavirus slump

Don’t look at current economic forecasts for any guide. The only certainty is that measures of containment to fight the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdowns and a halt of economic activity in most western countries, will shrink GDP world-wide......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 1st, 2020

Why economic data, indicators and forecasts don’t mean much in the corona storm

Don’t look at current economic forecasts for any guide. The only certainty is that measures of containment to fight the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdowns and a halt of economic activity in most western countries, will shrink GDP world-wide......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 1st, 2020

Asia Markets: Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street’s back-to-back gains

Prices have swung wildly as business shutdowns spread around the world. Investors say they need to see a decline in numbers of new coronavirus infections before prices can bottom out......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 26th, 2020

US must "think big" on coronavirus response or risk losing influence to China, Jim Cramer says

"The rest of the world's looking to China for leadership, not us. That's going to be permanent if we don't get our act together," CNBC's Jim Cramer said......»»

Category: topSource: madmoneyMar 18th, 2020

"Without lockdowns, cases spread rapidly": These charts show how aggressive government intervention works to stop coronavirus outbreaks

REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane New coronavirus infections are doubling every four days around the world. But not in China, which has imposed an extreme lockdown on its citizens. There, cases are declining. West.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 12th, 2020

Coronavirus infections pass 100,000 as outbreak wreaks financial havoc

The number of people infected with coronavirus across the world surpassed 100,000 on Friday as the outbreak reached more countries and the economic damage intensified, with business districts beginning to empty and stock markets tumbling......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 6th, 2020

Stock sell-off rolls to Asia, bonds rally on virus risk

Asian shares fell on Friday following another Wall Street rout as disruptions to global business from the coronavirus beyond China worsened, stoking fears of a prolonged world economic slowdown......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 5th, 2020

WHO declares rest of the world at "very high" risk for coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that it had raised its risk assessment relating to COVID-19 for the rest of the world to very high from high. China, where the outbreak of the novel.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 28th, 2020

Dow surges 1,627 points on growing signs the coronavirus death rate is slowing around the world

Getty Images / Scott Olson All three major US indexes skyrocketed on Monday after countries reported declines in new coronavirus deaths over the weekend, offering inve.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider1 hr. 42 min. ago

The Tell: How the $18 trillion coronavirus stock wipeout left emerging markets at an all-time discount to U.S.

The global financial rout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic wiped $18 trillion off global equity markets in the year to date — and emerging markets, in particular, have been beaten down relative to the rest of the world......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch8 hr. 27 min. ago

Dow surges 850 points on latest signs that the coronavirus death rate is slowing around the world

Lucas Jackson/Reuters All three major US indexes jumped on Monday after countries reported declines in new coronavirus death.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider8 hr. 42 min. ago

3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here"s how long they took to work.

LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Image Italy, Spain and France have the .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider11 hr. 27 min. ago

Italy, Spain, and France reported declines in daily coronavirus death tolls. Their governments don"t plan to lift national lockdowns and social distancing rules anytime soon.

Andrea Pattaro/AFP via Getty Images Italy, Spain,.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider21 hr. 27 min. ago

When Will The Coronavirus Lockdowns Be Lifted? Here Are One Bank"s Estimates

When Will The Coronavirus Lockdowns Be Lifted? Here Are One Bank's Estimates With most of the developed world on lockdown, and.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 5th, 2020

Italy, Spain, and France reported declines in daily coronavirus death tolls. Their governments don"t plan to lift lockdowns and social distancing restrictions anytime soon.

Andrea Pattaro/AFP via Getty I.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 5th, 2020

6 countries" responses to the coronavirus are revealing which strategies work and which fall short. Widespread testing is crucial, while lockdowns can buy time.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Countries have taken a range of approaches to battling the new cor.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 4th, 2020

3 photos show just how health workers in Spain — which has the 2nd highest death toll in the world — are struggling under the coronavirus outbreak

Reuters Spain has been one of the hardest-hit countries during the coronavirus pandemic. It has been on lockdown for several .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 3rd, 2020

Fascinating Google data from 131 countries shows where people go amid lockdowns — with park and grocery visits plummeting as much as 90%

REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Google has released aggregated location data from 131 countries that shows how people are moving around during the coronavirus pandemic. The data compares footfall from up.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 3rd, 2020

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Alphabet Inc's Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 3rd, 2020