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Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

UBS and Credit Suisse bow to regulator pressure on dividends
Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse will postpone paying out part of their 2019 dividends until later this year after mounting pressure from authorities over lenders' payouts during the coronavirus epidemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Cash-strapped Virgin Australia grounds almost all domestic flights amid virus crisis
Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it would ground all domestic flights, except a single daily Sydney-Melbourne service through June 15, as it continues to seek government aid to weather the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Nissan seeks $4.6 billion credit line after coronavirus hit: sources
Nissan Motor has requested a 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) commitment line from major lenders after sales were battered by the coronavirus outbreak, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Asian shares rise as investors pin hopes on pandemic peaking
Asian shares rose on Thursday on hopes the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures to support their economies, while expectations of a deal to cut oil production bolstered crude prices.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Advertisers shun coronavirus coverage, hastening news media battle for survival
From Rupert Murdoch's News UK to McClatchy's chain of local newspapers across the United States, news publishers are attracting record numbers of readers as people in lockdown seek information about the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Oil prices rise on optimism OPEC meeting will result in supply cut
Oil prices rose on Thursday on expectations the world's largest oil producers would agree to cut production at a meeting later in the day as the industry grapples with a coronavirus-driven collapse in global oil demand.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

California developer says virus an act of God, sues Exxon over stalled deal
A California retail developer claims the state's coronavirus lockdown was an act of God that prevented it from completing a $4.2 million property acquisition, asking a court to prevent owner Exxon Mobil Corp from selling to any other buyers.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

U.S. weekly jobless claims seen hovering near record highs
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks likely totaled a staggering 15 million as tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak abruptly ground the country to halt, which would cement views the economy was in deep recession.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

UBS and Credit Suisse to partially postpone dividend payout
Switzerland's two big banks, UBS and Credit Suisse , said they decided to pay out part of their dividend for 2019 later this year after financial markets watchdog FINMA had criticised their decision to maintain a full payout during the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Business
Apr 09, 2020

Swiss financial watchdog welcomes UBS' and Credit Suisse's dividend decisions
Swiss financial watchdog Finma said on Thursday it welcomed a decision by UBS and Credit Suisse to pay out half of their dividends for 2019 in the fourth quarter of 2020 despite their strong capital decisions.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Commodity currencies hold firm on hopes of pandemic peak, oil output cut
Commodity currencies drew support on Thursday from hopeful signs the coronavirus pandemic may be peaking and that major oil producers may agree to cut output to stem a plunge in oil prices.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Automakers push to reopen plants with testing and lots of masks
Global automakers reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating efforts to restart factories from Wuhan to Maranello to Michigan, using safety protocols developed for China and U.S. ventilator production operations launched in recent weeks.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Asian stocks gain on hopes pandemic is approaching peak
Asian shares rose on Thursday on hopes the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures, while expectations of an oil production cut agreement bolstered crude prices.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Exxon used economic uncertainty to push for Paulsboro, N.J., contract: sources
Exxon Mobil Corp used economic uncertainty tied to the coronavirus pandemic to urge workers at its lubricants and packaging plant in Paulsboro, New Jersey, to vote for a proposed contract, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Mexican president lashes out at companies over layoffs, taxes as big business seethes
Mexico's president threw himself into a new confrontation with businesses on Wednesday, accusing big companies of not paying taxes and upbraiding others for laying off workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Crude futures climb ahead of OPEC meeting
Crude futures rose on Thursday on expectations the world's largest oil producers would agree to cut production at a meeting later in the day as the industry grapples with the coronavirus-driven collapse in global oil demand.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Risk currencies buoyed by cautious hopes pandemic is peaking
Risk-sensitive currencies climbed on Thursday on budding optimism the coronavirus pandemic may be peaking although the euro was dented by the European Union's failure to agree on more support for their weakened economies.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Mexico auto sector to resume operations once U.S. industry gears up
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday the domestic auto sector can resume operations shortly after the U.S. industry gears up from a coronavirus-led halt, to avoid further disruption to closely interconnected supply chains.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Russia, Saudi to debate oil output cuts as U.S. resists joining
OPEC and Russia meet on Thursday to try to agree to record oil output cuts but their efforts to address the slump in prices wrought during the coronavirus pandemic have been complicated by mutual animosity and the reluctance of the United States to join the action.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Asia shares set to follow Wall Street's rally
Asian shares were poised to track Wall Street's gains on Thursday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

After pandemic, Fed policymakers see slow U.S. recovery
The U.S. economy is set for a deep slide in coming months with the coronavirus forcing businesses to shut and putting millions out of work, but Federal Reserve policymakers are also warning of a slugging recovery once the pandemic subsides.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, India's government warms to e-commerce
Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers - but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Wall Street rallies on hopeful coronavirus signs, healthcare lift
U.S. stock markets jumped on Wednesday on hopeful signs about the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to a peak, with health insurers getting an additional lift from Bernie Sanders' decision to suspend his presidential campaign.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Trump says U.S. producers have already cut back oil production
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday U.S. oil producers have already cut production and he had many options if Saudi Arabia and Russia do not reduce their output when they and other exporters meet on Thursday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Zoom hires ex-Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app
Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser as safety and privacy concerns about its fast-growing video-conferencing app drive a global backlash against the company.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Exclusive: Airbnb to restrict bookings on its platform in Britain
Home rental firm Airbnb will block British bookings on its platform for the vast majority of customers on Thursday, allowing only key workers to stay in properties for as long as emergency government coronavirus restrictions are in place.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

BlackRock will not layoff employees due to COVID-19 pandemic: CEO
BlackRock Inc , the world's largest asset manager, will not layoff any employees during the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Virus lockdown threatens $60 billion in UK dividends: report
UK-listed companies could cancel about $60 billion in dividend payments this year following Britain's lockdown and calls from regulators to preserve cash during the coronavirus crisis, according to a report by analytics company Link Group.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Starbucks sees 47% drop in second-quarter earnings on coronavirus hit
Starbucks Corp on Wednesday forecast a 47% drop in second-quarter earnings, scrapped its full-year forecast and warned that the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic would extend into the final quarter of the fiscal year 2020.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. crude futures up 5% ahead of OPEC meeting
U.S. crude futures rose as much as 6% in early trade on Thursday on expectations the world's largest oil producers would agree to cut production at a meeting later in the day as global oil demand has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Streaming service Disney crosses 50 million paid subscribers globally
Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday that Disney has attracted more than 50 million paid users, with 8 million of them coming from India where the video streaming service was rolled out last week.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Oil futures rise on hopes of production cuts
Oil futures strengthened late in the session on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that OPEC and its allies will strike a production cut agreement on Thursday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

McDonald's pulls forecast as coronavirus outbreak hits sales
McDonald's Corp global comparable sales tumbled 22.2% in March and the burger chain pulled its full-year forecast as coronavirus-related lockdowns forced it to shutter stores and stick to delivery or take-out.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Ferrari to pilot 'Back on Track' employee screening for coronavirus
Ferrari said on Wednesday it was piloting a project to conduct voluntary screening of employees and their families for coronavirus once the supercarmaker's factories in Italy reopen.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Zoom hires former Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app
Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser to improve the privacy and security of its rapidly growing video-conferencing app amid a global backlash, including a move by Alphabet Inc's Google to ban the desktop version of Zoom from corporate laptops.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Wall Street climbs on hopeful coronavirus signs, healthcare lift
U.S. stock markets surged on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by hopeful signs about the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with health insurers getting an additional boost from the announcement that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was suspending his campaign.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

GM, Philips to supply 73,000 U.S. ventilators in $1.1 billion effort
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Wednesday awarded two contracts worth more than $1 billion to make ventilators needed to treat severely sick coronavirus patients and plans to announce five additional contracts later this week.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Equities climb on hopes coronavirus pandemic is peaking
World equity markets surged and oil prices jumped on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is getting close to peaking and that more government stimulus measures could be on the way.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. senator to liquidate individual stock shares after coronavirus flap
U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler said on Wednesday she would liquidate her individual stock share positions after the wealthy Republican and her husband were criticized over sales of millions of dollars in stock during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Airbnb warns 2020 revenue can fall by half amid COVID-19 hit: The Information
Home rental company Airbnb has projected its revenue can fall about 54% to some $2.2 billion this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Information reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Airbus slashes jet output to tackle coronavirus crisis
Airbus announced plans on Wednesday to cut jetliner production across the board after the coronavirus epidemic triggered aviation's worst industrial crisis and drastically reduced deliveries to cash-starved airlines.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Google bans Zoom software from employee laptops
Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday banned Zoom video conferencing application from its employees' laptops, citing security concerns.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. Treasury wants details on airline debt, liquidity, loyalty programs - sources
U.S. Treasury officials have asked airlines seeking government payroll support to provide additional detailed information on capital structure, liquidity and loyalty programs, people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

The list of U.S. Treasury questions for airlines seeking bailout cash
U.S. Treasury officials have asked airlines seeking money from a $25 billion fund for payroll support to provide detailed information on their capital structure, liquidity and collateral, people briefed on the matter said.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Nasdaq CEO hopeful IPOs will pickup again in second half
Nasdaq Inc is hopeful initial public offerings will pick up in the second half of 2020, but much depends on how well companies and investors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the exchange operator said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Lufthansa CEO says it's seeking state aid in Germany, other countries
Lufthansa will seek state aid in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria as the coronavirus crisis that forced it to ground almost all of its planes will persist longer than feared, the German airline's chief executive said.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

VIX futures point to coronavirus worries for months to come
Investors are betting on stocks to remain volatile well into the year, suggesting that many expect the long-term economic and public health impact of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus to continue roiling markets despite a recent rally.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. senators question Amazon CEO about firing of warehouse protest leader
Five Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote Amazon.com Inc to raise concern about its firing of a worker who protested warehouse operations during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

German foreign ministry restricts use of Zoom over security concerns
The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom to fixed-connection desktop computers because of "critical" security and data protection weaknesses, the newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Centerview turns to Matthieu Pigasse to lead new Paris hub
U.S. investment bank Centerview has hired Lazard's former France boss, Matthieu Pigasse, to lead its newly-launched Paris office and win business from European companies grappling with the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Airbus to review production cuts after 'some months': CEO
Airbus production cuts announced on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus crisis are likely to be in place for "some months" and then reviewed as the market outlook becomes clearer, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Fed's Barkin: coronavirus blow to U.S. economy will be deep
The economic downturn from the coronavirus outbreak in the United States will be deep and any recovery will depend on consumers feeling safe enough to start spending again, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas Barkin said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Wall Street recovers ground as Sanders gives health insurers a boost
U.S. stock markets rose on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, with health insurers boosted by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Oil futures higher on production cut hopes as inventory build limits gains
Crude prices edged up on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes that OPEC and its allies will strike a production cut agreement, but surging U.S. crude inventories muted the gains.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Google wins U.S. DOJ backing to use segment of U.S.-Asia undersea cable
The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday recommended U.S. regulators approve Alphabet Inc unit Google's request to use part of an U.S.-Asia undersea telecommunications cable after the company warned it would face significantly higher prices to carry traffic by other means.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. GDP will contract 30% in second quarter, 5% in 2020: PIMCO
The forced closure of businesses across the United States and surge in unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic will force U.S. growth to contract by 30% in the second quarter and 5% overall in 2020, Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO) wrote on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Hundreds of U.S. lenders get access to small business rescue program with new system launch
The government's $350 billion program to help ailing businesses took an important step forward on Wednesday, with the launch of a new system that will allow hundreds of new lenders to participate in the unprecedented scheme.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. oil firms likely to 'organically' cut four million barrels per day: regulator
OPEC members and other oil producers need to cut at least 20 million barrels per day of output, a Texas oil and gas regulator said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Lufthansa's Austrian unit negotiates state aid, job cuts
Austrian Airlines is in negotiations with the government regarding state aid to save jobs and keep Vienna as a transfer hub for long-haul flights, the carrier said on Wednesday, adding the talks were at an early stage and will probably take weeks.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Airbus cuts jet production to cope with coronavirus crisis
Airbus on Wednesday cut production across the board to absorb the hit to manufacturing from the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Fed modifying asset cap so Wells Fargo can make more small business loans
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it would "temporarily and narrowly" modify the growth restriction on Wells Fargo & Co's asset cap so the bank can make more loans under government assistance programs for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus disruption.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Walmart's Mexico unit hires over 7,700 employees to manage higher demand
Walmart de Mexico, known locally as Walmex , has hired 7,741 employees to manage higher volume and demand at its stores, the retailer said in a statement on Wednesday

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

McDonald's pulls forecast as coronavirus outbreak hits quarterly sales
McDonald's Corp posted a steeper-than-expected decline in first-quarter comparable store sales and the burger chain pulled its full-year forecast as coronavirus-led lockdowns forced it to shutter stores and stick to delivery or take-out.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Coming next from the Fed: How much for Main Street?
The U.S. Federal Reserve responded fast to the coronavirus crisis with open-ended programs to keep financial markets running and ensure major companies could raise cash as they usually do through large capital markets.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Oil futures pare gains after U.S. inventories surge most on record
Oil prices pulled back Wednesday, with benchmark Brent turning negative as U.S. crude inventories surged the most on record, but the pullback was muted by hopes that a meeting between OPEC and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Nordstrom temporarily shutters headquarters on coronavirus fears
Nordstrom Inc has temporarily shut down its corporate headquarters in Seattle due to the spread of the coronavirus in the area, the retailer said in a filing on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Ferrari to pilot employee screening for coronavirus: Elkann
Luxury group Ferrari will pilot a project to conduct voluntary screening of employees and their families to better fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, the head of holding group Exor , which controls the supercarmaker, said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Video service Zoom taking security seriously: U.S. government memo
Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Exclusive: Venezuela gasoline shortages worsen as U.S. tells firms to avoid supply - sources
Gasoline shortages in Venezuela are worsening after U.S. officials have told foreign firms to refrain from supplying the fuel to the sanctioned South American nation and only provide diesel, according to five people familiar with the situation.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Corona beer maker Constellation to reduce production in Mexico during pandemic
Constellation Brands Inc , the U.S. distributor of Corona beer, said on Wednesday it would reduce production at its Mexican breweries, just days after it announced they were fully operational.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

JetBlue seeks government permission to suspend flying at some airports as demand drops
JetBlue Airways Corp said on Wednesday it is consolidating flights in five U.S. metropolitan areas into just one or two airports and also asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to exempt it from flying at other airports where current demand does not support its service.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

U.S. dollar drifts higher as optimism ebbs on coronavirus crisis
The U.S. dollar edged higher on Wednesday in choppy trading, attracting safe-haven bids, as optimism faded that the coronavirus crisis may be nearing a peak and investor concerns remained over the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

EasyJet founder seeks to oust directors over Airbus plane order
EasyJet's founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou demanded on Wednesday a shareholder vote to remove two directors, as part of his battle to try to force the British airline to cancel an order for 107 Airbus planes.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Equities climb on hopes pandemic is peaking
World equity markets edged higher and oil prices stabilized on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is peaking and that more government stimulus measures could be on the way.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

McDonald's pulls 2020 outlook as quarterly comparable sales fall 3.4%
McDonald's Corp posted a steeper-than-expected decline in quarterly comparable store sales and the company pulled its full-year forecast as coronavirus-led lockdowns forced it to shutter stores and stick to delivery or take-out.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

GM to supply 30,000 ventilators in $500 million U.S. contract
The United States on Wednesday awarded automaker General Motors Co a contract worth $489.4 million to make ventilators needed to treat severely sick coronavirus patients.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Zoom hires former Facebook security chief to beef up privacy, safety
Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser and set up an advisory board to improve the privacy and security of its rapidly-growing video-conferencing app amid a global backlash.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Constellation Brands cuts back Mexico operations to protect workers
U.S. brewer Constellation Brands has begun reducing operations at its breweries in Mexico to protect its workers in line with government directives to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

HSBC reports potential money laundering breaches in Australia
HSBC has reported itself to Australia's financial regulator for possible breaches of anti-money laundering rules, the bank disclosed in a regulatory filing by its Australian subsidiary.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Spirit AeroSystems halts production for Boeing jets indefinitely
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc , Boeing's top supplier, said on Wednesday it had stopped production for the planemaker for an indefinite period and would furlough workers supporting Boeing programs in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

German foreign ministry restricts use of Zoom over security concerns: report
The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom , saying in an internal memo to employees that security and data protection weaknesses made it too risky to use, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws
Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Tiffany says Australian regulators seek more time to review LVMH deal
Tiffany & Co said on Wednesday Australian regulators have sought more time to review LVMH's multi-billion dollar purchase of the U.S. jeweler due to the coronavirus outbreak, potentially delaying closure of the deal.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Tesco defends dividend payout as warns coronavirus costs could top $1 billion
Tesco has defended its decision to pay investors a 635 million pound ($782 million) dividend while accepting business tax relief from the British government aimed at helping distressed retailers through the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

H&M borrows 980 million euros to boost liquidity buffer amid pandemic
H&M , the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Wednesday it had signed a 980 million euro ($1.1 billion) revolving credit facility to strengthen its liquidity buffer in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Dollar firms on rising coronavirus crisis worries
The dollar firmed on Wednesday as optimism that the coronavirus crisis was slowing waned, increasing investor concerns over the economic impact of the pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

SoftBank-backed Oyo furloughs some U.S. workers as coronavirus hits revenue
SoftBank-backed Oyo Hotels and Homes is furloughing some employees to cut costs, it said on Wednesday, as lower travel due to the coronavirus pandemic slams the hospitality industry.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Fiat Chrysler in talks with unions for production restart in Italy
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and unions are discussing plans for beefed-up health measures at Italian plants to pave the way for most profitable production to restart as soon as the government eases a national lockdown, unions said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Global stocks turn negative as virus death toll mounts
World stocks turned negative on Wednesday as the coronavirus death toll mounted and euro zone finance ministers failed to agree a rescue package to help economies recover from the impact of the outbreak.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

OECD says leading indicators flag biggest monthly drop on record
Major economies are seeing the biggest monthly slump in activity ever amid the coronavirus crisis and no end is in sight without clarity about how long lockdowns will last, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Coronavirus rout spurs China investors to dividend plays
Wild swings in global equities markets are prompting brokers and fund managers to urge patience with a strategy still alien to many of China's momentum-driven stock investors: switch into companies offering high and stable dividends.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

EasyJet founder continues battle over $5.5 billion Airbus order
EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou continued his battle to force the British airline to cancel an order for 107 Airbus planes, making a new demand on Wednesday for a shareholder vote and threatening to sue its directors.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Oil holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-led talks on output cuts
Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Britain's Tesco warns coronavirus costs could top $1 billion
Britain's biggest retailer Tesco estimated a hit of up to 925 million pounds ($1.1 billion) from the costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and warned it couldn't give profit guidance for the current financial year.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Honda back to work in China's Wuhan with temperature checks and masks
Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co's reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

BMW to start producing face masks
German carmaker BMW will start producing face masks to help protect its own staff and the public against the spread of the new coronavirus, Chief Executive Oliver Zipse said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Dollar gains on rising coronavirus crisis concerns
The dollar firmed on Wednesday as optimism that the coronavirus crisis was slowing waned, increasing investor concerns over the economic impact of the pandemic.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

BAE Systems to raise $1.3 billion in debt to fund pension deficit
Britain's BAE Systems is looking to raise $1.3 billion in debt to fund its pension deficit and repay related loans, the company said on Wednesday, as it prepares to deal with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

Figure of $6.5 billion in loans for Air France KLM 'not unrealistic': minister
A figure of 6 billion euros ($6.5 billion) in loans to help Air France KLM amid the coronavirus crisis is "not unrealistic", French junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on Wednesday.

Reuters Business
Apr 08, 2020

French carmaker PSA sets up fund for staff and new health check measures
French carmaker and Peugeot owner PSA announced on Wednesday the creation of a solidarity fund to help staff affected by the closures of plants due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and new steps to protect the health of its workers.

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