Italian coronavirus cases jump, government to take new steps

ROME (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus cases in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, increased by more than 1,200 within 24 hours, the civil protection agency said on Saturday. This was the largest daily increase since the epidemic started two weeks ago. People wearing protective masks walk through Florence while Italy fights an … Read more Italian coronavirus cases jump, government to take new steps

Investors lose stocks and bonds as the coronavirus scares the markets, says BofA

A merchant works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, USA. UU., March 5, 2020. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly LONDON (Reuters) – Investors withdrew from most asset classes, and bond stocks and funds saw a combined output of $ 36 billion in the week through Wednesday, BofA said, … Read more Investors lose stocks and bonds as the coronavirus scares the markets, says BofA

South Korea and Japan will hold export control talks by teleconference, says Jiji

FILE PHOTO: A truck drives between containers in a container terminal at the Incheon port in Incheon, South Korea, May 26, 2016. REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji TOKYO (Reuters) – South Korea and Japan will hold export control talks originally planned for March 10 in Seoul by teleconference, Jiji news agency reported Friday, reflecting the growing … Read more South Korea and Japan will hold export control talks by teleconference, says Jiji

WHO warns of the global shortage of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus

WASHINGTON / GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and rising prices of protective equipment to fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from respiratory disease increased. Crowds with protective masks, after the outbreak of … Read more WHO warns of the global shortage of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus

Britain to register COVID-19 as a ‘notifiable disease’: BBC

FILE FILE: A woman wearing a protective mask walks on the platform at Leicester Square underground station in London, Britain, 27 February, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay (Reuters) – Britain will register COVID-19, a disease that creates the new coronavirus, as “notifiable”, BBC reported here Wednesday. “To mitigate the impact on businesses, we will register … Read more Britain to register COVID-19 as a ‘notifiable disease’: BBC

Global markets: Here comes the cavalry?

LONDON (Reuters) – The recovery in global stock markets and oil prices accelerated on Tuesday, as global policymakers pointed to a united front to address the economic consequences of the spread of the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A man passes in front of an electronic dashboard showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan on … Read more Global markets: Here comes the cavalry?

China urges overseas Chinese to stay away as cases of imported viruses increase

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities on Tuesday asked overseas Chinese to reconsider or minimize their travel plans as the coronavirus epidemic spreads throughout the world and causes an increase in imported cases arriving in the country. A medical worker packs blood supplies to send them to Hubei, the province most affected by the new outbreak … Read more China urges overseas Chinese to stay away as cases of imported viruses increase

Australian financial regulators make emergency call about coronavirus

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s financial regulators scheduled an emergency call on Monday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the country seeks to avoid a risk of recession. FILE PHOTO: People with facial masks walk through Flinders Street station after coronavirus cases were confirmed in … Read more Australian financial regulators make emergency call about coronavirus

Migrants head to Greece while Turkey opens floodgates

KASTANIES / LESBOS Greece (Reuters) – Immigrants arrived across the permeable borders to Greece from Turkey on Sunday when thousands gathered at the country’s border looking to enter after Ankara relaxed restrictions on her movement. Migrants, who crossed from Turkey to Greece, are cut while walking along a road near the village of Kastanies, in … Read more Migrants head to Greece while Turkey opens floodgates

Coronavirus panic clears $ 6 billion of world stocks this week

LONDON (Reuters) – Coronavirus panic caused global stock markets to fall again on Friday, leading them to their worst weekly decline since the 2008 global financial crisis, with nearly $ 6 billion removed from their market value So far this week. FILE PHOTO: The offices of the London Stock Exchange Group are seen in the … Read more Coronavirus panic clears $ 6 billion of world stocks this week