UPDATE 2-German Bund yield falls to two-week low as economic uncertainty persists

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices, adds details on Italian bonds, comment) By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Germany’s benchmark 10-year bond yield fell to a two-week low on Monday as high-rated fixed income assets drew support from the global economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis. As the dust appeared to settle on […]

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Oil price plunges to 2002 lows amid global coronavirus shutdown

Oil took another stomach-churning 8 per cent dive on Monday and world shares buckled again as fears mounted that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months. There were some bright spots, with Australian equities posting a standout jump as the government launched a super-sized support program and Wall Street futures were fractionally positive, but that was about it. Japan’s Nikkei had […]

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Billion-dollar US companies fight coronavirus: How they're helping

Coronavirus inspires Avaya to donate video services to hospitals: CEO Avaya CEO and president Jim Chirico discusses how his company is providing video conferencing and collaborations to businesses, organizations and institutions amid the coronavirus outbreak. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below Businesses across the U.S. have closed; […]

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April rent crisis looms, as coronavirus pandemic threatens Americans’ finances

US unemployment claims soar as coronavirus slams economy Last week’s jobless claims hit a record-breaking 3.28 million. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti with more. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below Come Wednesday, households, small businesses and major corporations across the U.S. will have bills to pay — but […]

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HQ Trivia returns as lockdowns continue amid coronavirus pandemic

HQ Trivia has returned to smartphones around the world — as the coronavirus pandemic gives the app-based quiz show a captive audience. HQ on Sunday night broadcast its first live trivia game since it shut down and laid off all its staff in mid-February. An anonymous investor helped resurrect the app by providing funding for it to start operating again, […]

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RPT-GRAPHIC-Three months that shook global markets

(Repeats story from Sunday) By Marc Jones LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – How much damage has the coronavirus and the oil price collapse inflicted on global financial markets this year? Put simply, it has probably been the most destructive sell-off since the Great Depression. The numbers have been staggering. $15 trillion has been wiped of world stock markets, oil has […]

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TRAI to telcos: Extend prepaid validity so users get uninterrupted services during lockdown

TRAI has also sought details of the steps being taken to ensure availability of uninterrupted telecom services to such customers on a “priority basis”. Sector regulator TRAI has asked telecom operators to extend the validity period of prepaid users to ensure that subscribers get uninterrupted services during the 21-day nationwide lockdown. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has also sought […]

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