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09 Apr
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Saudi and Russian Federation agree on oil output cuts, Journal says

Moscow and Riyadh have reached an agreement in principle to cut their crude oil output.

09 Apr
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Federal Reserve to purchase higher-rated junk bonds through new facility

America's central bank stepped up to the plate yet again with plans to provide as much as $2. 3trn in financing for the private sector, especially for small and medium-sized companies, alongside local and state governments.

09 Apr
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US consumer confidence sees largest one-month drop ever in April

US consumer confidence registered its largest monthly drop ever in April, although a key gauge of Americans' expectations for the future help up relatively well all things considered.

06 Apr
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Japan to unveil stimulus package worth nearly 20 per cent of GDP

Japanese authorities unveiled plans at the start of the week to launch the country's biggest ever stimulus package in a bid to contain the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

02 Apr
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US foreign trade deficit narrows more sharply than expected due to China lockdown

America's shortfall in trade with the rest of the world narrowed sharply in February as Chinese exports slowed amid the impact from the Covid-19 pandemic.

02 Apr
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Initial US jobless claims soar during latest week

US jobless claims surged even further last week as businesses rushed to shutter activity, surpassing even the most downbeat estimates.

02 Apr
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Carnival pays high price for $6.25bn rescue fundraising

Carnival has raised $6. 25bn (£5bn) to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis but the world's largest cruise operator is paying a high price for the funds.

01 Apr
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Thursday preview: US jobs market in focus

Investors' focus on Thursday will shift back to the US labour market and the latest weekly jobless claims figures.

01 Apr
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EU proposes wage support programme backed by all member states

The European Commission proposed a wage support programme for the bloc that would be guaranteed by all member states.

01 Apr
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Private sector employment eases in the US, sharper falls predicted

Private sector employment eased in the US last month, figures released by consultancy ADP on Wednesday showed, but is expected to fall even further in the coming weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.

01 Apr
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Market recovery will unravel, investor Howard Marks warns

The recent global market recovery will unwind as the impact of Covid-19 increases, the economy slumps into recession and corporate defaults rise, a prominent distressed debt investor has warned.

31 Mar
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US home prices rose by less than expected in January, S&P Case Shiller says

House price inflation in the US picked up by less than expected at the start of 2020, the results of a closely watched set of surveys revealed.

31 Mar
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Treasury to borrow record £45bn for Covid-19 measures

The Treasury will seek to borrow a record £45bn in April to help fund the government's support for the economy during the Covid-19 crisis.

26 Mar
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BoE keeps door open to further increase in asset purchases

Rate-setters at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street warned on Thursday that a "sharp" contraction in economic activity around the globe was likely, alongside a "rapid" rise in unemployment across many economies.

26 Mar
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US pre-open: Stocks set to dip following surge in weekly jobless claims

Shares on Wall Street are being called to start the session slightly lower following the release of jobless claims figure that brought the worsening conditions in the US economy and jobs market into stark relief.

26 Mar
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'We're not going to run out of ammunition', Fed's Powell says

Federal Reserve President, Jerome Powell, told US broadcaster NBC that the central bank is not going to "run out of ammunition".

25 Mar
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Germany approves historic 750bn euro relief package, waves debt limit

Lawmakers in the euro area's largest economy waved the constitutional brake on debt limits as the country faces off against its hardest challenge since the Second World War.

24 Mar
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US new home sales edge past forecasts in February

Sales of newly-built homes ran at a faster-than-expected clip last month.

24 Mar
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Sharp bounce on Wall Street amid signs Senate near agreement on stimulus

Top Senate leaders appeared to be getting closer to a deal on a spending package to see the US economy through the coronavirus pandemic, although it remained to be seen if Democracts in the lower house of Congress could be brought onside.

23 Mar
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Federal Reserve pledges unlimited bond purchases

The US Federal Reserve has pledged unlimited purchases of government bonds to support businesses and consumers as the coronavirus crisis threatens economic collapse.

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