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World 01 Oct 2020 | 5:34 AM

Unemployment in Chile decreases, but still extremely high, says government

SANTIAGO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Finance Minister Ignacio Briones said on Wednesday that the unemployment rate for the June-August period of this year reached 12.9 percent, a figure that, while lower than the period of May through July, is still "extremely high."

World 01 Oct 2020 | 5:32 AM

Israel's COVID-19 cases up 8,568 to 245,494

JERUSALEM, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 8,568 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 245,494.

World 01 Oct 2020 | 5:15 AM

U.S. stocks rally amid economic data

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks finished higher on Wednesday as Wall Street digested a slew of newly-released economic data.

World 01 Oct 2020 | 3:50 AM

U.S. dollar flat amid economic data

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar was unchanged in late trading on Wednesday as market participants digested a slew of newly-released economic data.

World 01 Oct 2020 | 2:15 AM

Israeli PM says exit from COVID-19 lockdown to last 6-12 months

JERUSALEM, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting of his coronavirus cabinet on Wednesday that the exit from the COVID-19 lockdown is expected to last six to 12 months.

World 01 Oct 2020 | 1:03 AM

Canada's tourism spending sharply down in second quarter

OTTAWA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Tourism spending in Canada plummeted 66.3 percent in the second quarter of 2020 due to continued travel restrictions and physical distancing measures against the DOVID-19 pandemic in the country, according to Statistics Canada on Tuesday.

World 01 Oct 2020 | 12:52 AM

Ghana faces 12 pct youth unemployment, 50 pct underemployment: report

ACCRA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment and 50 percent underemployment, according to a World Bank report reached by Xinhua on Wednesday.