Archive of 19 March 2020

FTSE 100 rises after BoE’s new rescue measures, midcaps stuck in the red

The central bank cut interest rates to 0.1%, its second emergency rate cut in just over a week, and promised 200 billion pounds of...

Copper hits lowest since Jan 2016 on deepening coronavirus fears

Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) snapped a three-session losing streak to close 2% up at $4,835 a tonne after bargain-hunting by...

UK PM Johnson: we can get on top of coronavirus in 12 weeks

 "At the moment, the disease is proceeding in a way that does not seem yet to be responding to our interventions," he told a...

Wall St ekes out gains as Fed steps in

European Central Bank also pledged late Wednesday to buy 750 billion euros ($820 billion) in sovereign debt through 2020. To be sure, Thursday's gains...

WHO working to ensure supplies of diagnostics, protective gear

WHO is working on the next phase of a plan with the World Bank, Global Fund, and International Monetary Fund, he added. Tedros, in...

Detained US veteran released on medical furlough in Iran: Pompeo

Michael White has been transferred for medical examinations to the Swiss embassy. A lawyer for White, Mark Zaid, said that the furlough was related...

US coronavirus cases now over 10,000, more than 150 dead: tracker

US health authorities have indicated they expect the number of cases to increase steeply in the coming days because of increased levels of testing...

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