Asian shares cautiously gain on virus hopes

Asian stock markets rallied for a second day on Tuesday, and riskier currencies rose, buoyed by tentative signs the coronavirus crisis may be levelling off in New York and receding in Europe

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks near an overpass with an electronic board showing stock information, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China 17 March 2020.

India's March gold imports hit 6-1/2-year low

India’s gold imports plunged more than 73% year-on-year in March to their lowest in 6-1/2 years as record domestic prices and a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus squeezed retail demand, a ...

India's March gold imports hit 6-1/2-year low

China trades nearly 4b masks, 37m protective clothes amid coronavirus pandemic

China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports.

China trades nearly 4b masks, 37m protective clothes amid coronavirus pandemic

India curbs diagnostic testing kit exports

India is restricting the export of most diagnostic testing kits, as coronavirus cases in the South Asian nation topped 3,350 on Sunday despite a three-week nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of ...

People wearing protective masks queue for food inside a sports complex turned into a shelter in New Delhi, India.

Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifying' poverty in UK

The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts

A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves walks across Westminster Bridge, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain.

Oil price increases as OPEC gives hope to end price war

OPEC oil producers and their allies will meet Monday via video conference, a source close to the cartel said. And Russian president Vladimir Putin said his country was ready to cooperate with Saudi ...

In this file photo taken on 11 December 2019, shows an oil tanker at the port of Ras al-Khair, about 185 kilometres north of Dammam in Saudi Arabia's eastern province overlooking the Gulf

Economic free fall looms as coronavirus cases cross a million

Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while ...

Dance instructor Morgan Jenkins makes a video in front of a mural during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, US, on 3 April 2020.

Airline industry braces for lengthy recovery

International seat capacity has dropped by almost 80% from a year ago and half the world’s airplanes are in storage, new data shows, suggesting the aviation industry may take years to recover from ...

Airline industry braces for lengthy recovery

India to lose $4.64b daily during lockdown: Study

The most severely affected sectors of the lockdown are transport, hotel, restaurant and real estate activities. According to Acuite, there would be around 50 per cent GVA (gross value added) loss in ...

A migrant worker, who works in a textile loom, rests inside a loom after it was shut due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, on 1 April 2020.

US media outlets plead for urgent relief

The ailing news industry, struggling during a pandemic-induced economic slump, is pressing for new government relief as media outlets scramble to keep covering the health crisis.

US media outlets plead for urgent relief
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