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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
Hungary extends loan moratorium for some borrowers until mid 2021 - Orban
Hungary extends loan moratorium as economy struggles to recover from pandemic
TikTok files complaint against Trump administration to try to block U.S. ban
Indonesia, U.S. agree on infrastructure finance agreement
China's commerce ministry issues rules on 'unreliable entities' list
Singapore police probe firm owned by Newcastle United bidders
Canadian home prices rise in August as market shows signs of firming
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian home prices rose in August, led by the Victoria and Ottawa-Gatineau markets, with the pace of the advance just shy of the average gain for the month as the housing market showed signs of picking up, data showed on Friday. ...
Japan's August consumer prices fall at fastest pace in four years
By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices fell at their fastest pace in almost four years in August, dragged mostly by government-sponsored discounts for domestic travel aimed at supporting the battered tourism sector. The weak ...
Resurging coronavirus biggest threat to euro zone economy: economists
By Shrutee Sarkar BENGALURU (Reuters) - The resurgence in coronavirus cases is the biggest threat to the recovering euro zone economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists, who say growth and inflation are more likely to create negative ...
Britain's financial watchdog sets out rules for cannabis listings
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's markets watchdog opened the door to cannabis company listings on Friday by setting out how it would navigate laws to prevent pocketing proceeds from criminal use of the drug. The Financial Conduct Authority set out its ...
U.S. Commerce chief defends help for airlines, farmers amid COVID-19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday defended additional government help for industries such as farming and airlines amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but signaled little further aid for other sectors such as ...
Equities sink on virus angst, Fed aftermath; gold, yen rise
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets slid on Friday as investors sought direction after this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and a jump in coronavirus cases in Europe rattled sentiment, while gold rose and safe-haven buying ...
$65 billion cash mystery puzzles Britain's audit office
LONDON (Reuters) - As cash declines in day-to-day transactions, Britain's National Audit Office has uncovered a mystery: the number of pound notes in circulation has soared, so who is holding around 50 billion pounds ($65 billion) in cash? In July ...
Salesforce to add 12,000 jobs by next year
(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc will create 12,000 jobs over the next year, including 4,000 positions in the coming six months, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said in a tweet on Friday. Since the COVID-19 outbreak that has forced people to stay ...
Libya's Haftar says army has decided to resume output of oil
TUNIS (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said in a broadcast on Friday that his forces had decided to resume oil production after having blockaded export facilities since January, without giving further details. However, Libya's ...
Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday
By David Shepardson, Echo Wang and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the ...