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Stock markets slip on fears of second virus wave

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Equities tumbled Monday, extending last week’s losses on fears of a second wave of virus infections around the world that could put the brakes on the easing of lockdowns and a budding economic recovery. While European nations press ahead with their reopening after months of …

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Stock markets rise as reopenings trump geopolitical tensions

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Further easing of countries’ coronavirus lockdowns pushed equities higher Tuesday, with optimism stoked by the reopening of bars, cafes, pools and beaches outweighing China-US tensions that hurt the dollar. While countries including Brazil, Chile and Russia are enduring rising death and infection tolls from COVID-19, …

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Stocks retreat as virus fears temper lockdown easing

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Stock markets mostly slipped Thursday after rallying for much of the week amid concerns over the long-term impact of the virus and worsening China-US relations. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index slipped into negative territory at the opening bell, while in Europe, Frankfurt and …

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Equities rally on hopes for economic rebound

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Stock markets picked up Wednesday on hopes for a strong US economic rebound even though retailers reported mixed results and US-China tensions continued to mount. Equities have enjoyed a broad advance for several weeks as virus infection and death rates slow, allowing governments to lift …

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Equities mostly up as countries slowly reopen

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Stock markets rose Monday as a further easing of lockdowns around the world offset another round of data highlighting the sharp economic pain being inflicted by the virus. Traders also looked past a warning from the head of the Federal Reserve that a full recovery …

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Equities tumble as Trump revives trade war fears

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Stock markets suffered steep losses Monday, tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the coronavirus pandemic. Claims by the US president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the disease …

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