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Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief
April 1, 2020
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis.

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Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health hazard
April 1, 2020
A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus pandemic which is catching on around the world despite warnings from health experts.
Mexico president ramps up rich vs poor rhetoric in coronavirus fight
March 31, 2020
As the outlook for Mexico's economy gets gloomier during the coronavirus crisis, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has driven home the message that his government is ready to help the poor to weather the storm - but that the rich can forget it.
Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus
March 31, 2020
Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain clusters of infections across the country.
Paris Club creditors agree to cancel $1.4 billion of Somali debt
March 31, 2020
The Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalia's debt, including immediately canceling $1.4 billion owed by the impoverished Horn of Africa country.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Payments From the Government
March 31, 2020
In response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress is poised to approve an economic relief plan that includes one-time direct payments to most households. Here are the key details.
Trump Calls for New $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
March 31, 2020
President Trump called for infrastructure investment to be a part of a fourth congressional coronavirus relief package, citing low interest rates.
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Xerox ends hostile HP Inc. bid, citing the coronavirus and market turmoil
March 31, 2020
The move ends Xerox’s epic, months-long plot to buy HP, which kicked off in November.
Fitbit users are walking less as shelter-at-home orders take hold
March 31, 2020
Fitbit data suggests social distancing efforts are having a real impact.
LinkedIn tries to improve equality across its site
March 31, 2020
The professional networking site is now assessing every change it makes for its impact on subgroups.
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WORLD • Markets
Oil prices mixed, US inventory build-up heightens oversupply concerns
April 1, 2020
Crude oil benchmarks opened the month mixed on Wednesday, following their biggest-ever quarterly and monthly losses, overshadowed by fears of global oversupply as data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in inventories in the United States.
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Oil prices mixed, US inventory build-up heightens oversupply concerns
April 1, 2020
Crude oil benchmarks opened the month mixed on Wednesday, following their biggest-ever quarterly and monthly losses, overshadowed by fears of global oversupply as data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in inventories in the United States.
Gold recovers from 3% slump as dollar, Asian equities ease
April 1, 2020
Gold prices on Wednesday clawed back from a steep fall in the previous session, as the U.S. dollar eased following the Federal Reserve's latest stimulus boost and as Asian equities slipped with the coronavirus pandemic sharply slowing global growth.
Risk currencies ease, yen firms as investors brace for global downturn
April 1, 2020
Risk currencies looked fragile and the yen firmed on Wednesday, the first day of a quarter that looks set to see the worst economic contractions for decades in many countries as they scramble to tackle the coronavirus epidemic.
Asia stocks mixed as private survey of China's manufacturing activity beats expectations
March 31, 2020
The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index for March came in at 50.1, above expectations of a reading of 45.5 by analysts in a Reuters poll.
US dollar weakens as Fed measure weighs
March 31, 2020
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday modestly pressured by the weight of Federal Reserve measures meant to ensure there was enough liquidity in the global financial system.
Oil gains nearly 2%, but posts worst month and quarter on record
March 31, 2020
Oil prices firmed on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks aimed at stabilizing energy markets.
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WORLD • Economy
Trump to suspend some tariffs for 90 days
March 31, 2020
President to lift levies on apparel and light trucks but not on high-profile China imports
UK’s largest hospital to open after nine-day building programme
March 31, 2020
Coronavirus facility to admit first patients at HMS Nightingale set up in a London conference centre

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WORLD • Opinion
Populists Love the Pandemic
March 31, 2020

One byproduct of the COVID-19 crisis is that opposition parties are finding it increasingly difficult to hold governments accountable. In Poland, Hungary, and other countries under populist rule, the authorities are exploiting this to the fullest.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Grim Models Project High U.S. Toll
March 31, 2020
The White House released models showing the future course of the disease, and the C.D.C. is reviewing its guidance on wearing masks as new data suggests many people with no symptoms are infecting others.
The Wall That Didn’t Stop the Coronavirus
March 31, 2020
Hostility toward immigrants is hurting the fight against the pandemic.
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