World53 minutes ago (Apr 08, 2020 01:25AM ET) By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful tropical cyclone battered the South Pacific island nation of Fiji on Wednesday, witnesses said, destroying buildings and causing injuries in Suva, the capital, pressuring a population already bracing for the coronavirus outbreak. Cyclone Harold, its strength ranked in the highest category of five, passed ...

Economy14 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 01:15AM ET) 2/2 (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials launched an economic rescue plan in record time last month as the coronavirus pandemic spread, reaching decisions that may shape the global economy for decades to come in ...

World1 hour ago (Apr 08, 2020 12:40AM ET) (C) Reuters. Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks during a joint message with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Chad Wolf (not pictured), in Tegucigalpa TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras will spur planting of grains, vegetables and fruit on unoccupied land as it intervenes in the agroindustrial sector to ensure the ...

Technology14 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 12:30AM ET) (C) Reuters. Signage is seen at an Amazon facility in Bethpage on Long Island in New York (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (O:AMZN) will suspend a delivery service that aims to compete with UPS (N:UPS) and FedEx (N:FDX) in the United States. The online retailer told customers that the service, Amazon Shipping, will ...

Economy14 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 12:30AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing protective face mask walks in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is expected to slip into a deep recession this year with the economy set to contract for a third straight quarter in ...

Forex14 hours ago (Apr 08, 2020 12:27AM ET) (C) Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com - The U.S dollar reversed its losses on Wednesday in Asia as investors flocked to safe havens amid increasing numbers of fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic. New York state and the United Kingdom announced their highest daily death toll overnight, despite the falling number of cases ...

Stock Markets2 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 11:50PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Penfolds Grange wine and other varieties, made by Australian wine maker Penfolds and owned by Australia's Treasury Wine Estates, sit on shelves for sale at a winery located in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Treasury Wine Estates ...

Stock Markets2 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 11:35PM ET) (C) Reuters. People wearing protective face masks look at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors tempered their optimism about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across ...

Stock Markets3 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 11:12PM ET) (C) Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com - Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday morning as the region continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Stocks halted two consecutive days of gains as the United Kingdom and New York state reported their highest death toll overnight. 5,489 people died from the virus ...

Economy16 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 11:05PM ET) SEOUL (Reuters) - Bank loans to South Korean households in March jumped by the most on record, central bank data showed on Wednesday, as credit loans for stock investments and home sales outside Seoul surged after the government rolled out fresh property regulations. Household loans owed to banks increased a net 9.6 ...