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AFTER almost two months of movement restriction to varying degrees around the world to curb the outbreak of Covid-19, some governments have started the process of re-opening their countries and easing the "lockdown" restrictions.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is preparing to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions as the number of infections and deaths are well below previous projections, officials said on Wednesday.
SEOUL: South Korea's businesses confidence index slumped to the worst on record as the coronavirus pandemic put countries into lockdown, battering economic and social activities, a central bank survey showed.
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Global military spending surged to its highest level in three decades in 2019, mainly driven by the United States, China and India, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday (April 26). The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) estimated that global military expenditure totalled US$1.91 trillion dollars in 2019, up 3.6% from 2018.
Economic indicators show distress signs amid oil price crash
SEOUL (AFP): South Korea's economy saw its worst performance in more than a decade in the first quarter as the coronavirus epidemic raged across the country, the central bank said Thursday (April 23), with officials warning of a bigger impact still to come.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has urged the United States to ease its sanctions on Iran and approve economic aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but its calls were rejected, the EU's top diplomat said on Wednesday.