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NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase & Co on Tuesday set aside about $10.5 billion in reserves to cover a wave of potential defaults in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic as the largest U.S. bank reported a smaller-than-expected 51% drop in second-quarter profit.
BEIJING: China's economy likely returned to modest growth in the second quarter after a record contraction, as lockdown measures ended and policymakers announced more stimulus to combat the shock from the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, according to a Reuters poll.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s unemployment rate increased further to 5.3% in May to record 826,1000 unemployed persons, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) reported on Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: As the World Health Organization says Covid-19 probably won’t disappear in the coming months, investors continue to chase glove makers especially Supermax and its call warrants as they anticipate an earnings surge.
NEW YORK: Oil prices slipped about 1% on Monday after global coronavirus cases rose by a record daily amount, fanning fears of renewed government lockdowns, and on growing U.S. and European tension with China.
NEW YORK: Dozens of millionaires from the US and six other countries have a message for their governments: “Tax us. Tax us. Tax us.”
KUALA LUMPUR: Retail Group Malaysia expects the retail industry sales to shrink by 8.7% this year which is worse than April’s forecast of a 5.5% decline as the sector was badly impacted by the earlier measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SYDNEY: Asian shares got off to a firm start on Monday as investors wagered U.S. earnings season would see most companies beat forecasts given expectations had been lowered so far by coronavirus lockdowns.
THE hotel and tour sectors have been severely impacted by the coronavirus, but companies are not giving up on their future prospects.
RIO DE JANEIRO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged governments to exercise fiscal caution as they borrow more to support economies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, saying debt levels could soar to a record this year.