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A pedestrian wearing face masks walk past the Bank of England in London, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will announce the first budget since Britain left the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 11, 2020 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England slashed its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.25% on Wednesday, as part of an emergency package of measures to cushion the “economic shock" of the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank said the move would “help support businesses and consumer...
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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde talks to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz during a meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Eurogroup format at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 11, 2020 - 1:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Suddenly staring recession in the face, European leaders are lining up an array of tax breaks, financial support for companies and likely central bank measures in the hope of preventing the coronavirus outbreak from dealing long-term damage to the economy. Expectations...
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A man wears a mask as he walks in the train station in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Italy entered its first day under a nationwide lockdown after a government decree extended restrictions on movement from the hard-hit north to the rest of the country to prevent the spreading of coronavirus. (Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 7:52 pm
Seven weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., the spread of the virus that causes the disease has done widespread damage to critical economic sectors in the country. Airlines are cutting capacity, people are working from home, major public events that raise millions of...
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Sal Suarino, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks, Treasury yields and oil are clawing back some of the plunge they took a day before, when the S&P 500 had its worst drop in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 10, 2020 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday after whipping up and down all day along with hopes that the U.S. and other governments will cushion the global economy from the pain of the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 1,000 points, or 4.4%, shortly...
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A woman's image is reflected in the window at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Monday, March 9, 2020. Asian stock markets plunged Monday after oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 09, 2020 - 8:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Monday after a fight among major crude-producing nations jolted investors who already were on edge about the surging costs of a virus outbreak. The main stock indexes in Britain and Germany were down by almost 7%. Japan's benchmark closed...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, March 9, 2020. Asian stock markets plunged Monday after global oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. Tokyo's benchmark tumbled 4.7%. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 09, 2020 - 1:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged Monday after oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. Tokyo's benchmark tumbled 6.2%, while Sydney fell 6.1%. Seoul sank 4.4% and Hong Kong lost 3.9%. Shares also sank in Middle East...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 6, 2020. Asian shares are falling as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominate financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 05, 2020 - 11:12 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominated financial markets. Japan's benchmark Nikkei dived 3.1% to 20,663.32. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 2.1% to 6,259.20. South Korea's Kospi dropped 2.3% to 2,037.08. Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 2.1%...
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A currency trader wearing a face mask watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Asian shares rose Thursday, taking their cue from a surge on Wall Street as governments and central banks took more aggressive measures to fight the virus outbreak and its effects on the economy.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 04, 2020 - 11:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday, taking their cue from a surge on Wall Street as governments and central banks took more aggressive measures to fight the virus outbreak and its economic impact. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 21,262.49. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 1% to 6,...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street sank despite an emergency U.S. interest cut aimed at defusing fears a virus outbreak might depress global economic activity. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 04, 2020 - 4:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street sank despite an emergency U.S. interest cut aimed at defusing fears the virus outbreak might stunt global economic activity. London opened lower while Germany advanced. Shanghai gained, Sydney and Hong Kong declined and...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street sank despite an emergency U.S. interest cut aimed at defusing fears a virus outbreak might depress global economic activity. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 04, 2020 - 4:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street sank despite an emergency U.S. interest cut aimed at defusing fears the virus outbreak might stunt global economic activity. London opened lower while Germany advanced. Shanghai gained, Sydney and Hong Kong declined and...
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