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Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil (9)
April 2, 2020 at 10:56 pm Updated April 2, 2020 at 10:58 pm By JOE McDONALD The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets tumbled Friday after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm about a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global economic decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated.
Oil dips after record rally, Asia stocks mixed as weekend looms (7)
Crude prices slipped on Friday after the previous day's record surge as traders questioned Donald Trump's claims that Russia and Saudi Arabia were set to slash output, while Asian equities were mixed after another thunderous rise in US jobless claims caused by the virus crisis. With the number of people with COVID-19 topping a million and the death toll continuing to climb, investors remain hostage to uncertainty as they
100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand virus lockdown to leave (5)
AP Apr 3, 2020 WELLINGTON - About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial problem for many tourists had been that they were banned from catching domestic flights during the strict monthlong lockdown, which is aimed at preventing more coronavirus infections.
Cricket: New Zealand tours in doubt, office avoids sackings (6)
Sport Cricket: New Zealand tours in doubt, office avoids sackings 03 Apr 2020 08:55AM WELLINGTON: New Zealand's winter tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies are in "serious doubt" due to the coronavirus and there are "obvious question marks" looming over the tour to Bangladesh in August, the national cricket board said on Friday. "Clearly, this situation is extremely disappointing for everyone involved
Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis (5)
Business Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had fallen to 23per cent of last year's levels and around half the world's airplane fleet is in storage. 03 Apr 2020 07:20AM SYDNEY: A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks
100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease (3)
By NICK PERRY , Associated Press, Associated Press 2020/04/03 11:28 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial problem for many tourists had been that they were banned from catching domestic flights during the strict monthlong lockdown, which is aimed at preventing more coronavirus infections.
Trump again tests negative for COVID-19, S.Korea's reported cases top 10,000 (3)
(Xinhua) 11:23, April 03, 2020 BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) - The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries and regions. The following are the updates on the contagious disease. - - - - WASHINGTON - U.S.
Rugby in crisis as unions engage in 'unprecedented dialogue' (3)
AP Apr 3, 2020 New York - USA Rugby has filed for bankruptcy. The Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger financial hit. The coronavirus pandemic has left rugby on its knees over the last two weeks, with the prospect of more pain to come because of the uncertainty over whether leagues, lucrative tours and international competitions can resume or go ahead.
UKEF expands protection against non-payment for UK exporters (2)
UK Export Finance to offer export insurance in all major markets in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). From: UK Export Finance and Graham Stuart MP UK Export Finance (UKEF) can insure UK businesses against the risk of non- payment when selling internationally the department's export insurance scheme has been extended to major markets, including the US and EU government-backed insurance for UK exports to these markets will be available immediately
A look back at when Roger Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes (2)
Previous 03/04/2020 - 10:48:00Back to Athletics Sport Home By Press Association Roger Bannister is one of the 20th century's great sporting icons after becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Bannister's feat in 1954 was a defining moment in sport.