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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: In the next economic downturn, the Federal Reserve and other central banks may need to roll out their big guns sooner and use them more aggressively, or risk getting mired in growth-sapping deflation or worse
CHINA'S currency traders are much less worried about the prospects of a global economic recession than their colleagues trading the S&P 500 or the Brazilian real.
REVIEW: The week started with the Federal Reserve pulling out all the stops, moving to buffer the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy by slashing interest rates by 100 basis points to zero while starting a short-term corporate debt purchase programme.
GOVERNMENTS and central banks around the world have been allocating billions and trillions for fiscal packages and monetary stimulus measures to counteract the raging Covid-19 global outbreak.
LONDON: England’s Premier League, the world’s wealthiest soccer competition, returns today and organisers are trying everything to claw back viewers and mend the damage from coronavirus
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia fell in early Thursday trade as investor confidence was impacted by the weaker overnight close on Wall Street following worries about fresh Covid-19 coronavirus cases but glove makers were among the top gainers again.
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Reserve bought US$428 million in bonds of individual companies through mid-June, making investments in household names like Walmart and AT&T as well as in major oil firms, tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc, and a utility subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company.
AS countries around the world scramble to enact various forms of expansionary fiscal and monetary policies to alleviate the shock from Covid-19, a key concern arises among economists: can countries afford to pay for these policies?
ROME: The European Union (EU) has successfully circled the wagons with its landmark agreement for €750bil (US$859bil) of grants and loans for those countries requiring pandemic support.
TOKYO: Rating agency Fitch on Wednesday revised its outlook on Japan's long-term foreign currency debt rating to negative from stable, citing the sharp Covid-19 coronavirus-induced domestic economic contraction.