Forex17 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 08:45AM ET) (C) Reuters. Optimism Among U.S. Small Businesses Plummets by Most Ever (Bloomberg) -- Sentiment among U.S. small businesses collapsed in March by the most on record and owners' outlooks deteriorated swiftly amid the economic disruptions caused by the global health crisis. The National Federation of Independent Business optimism index slumped 8.1 points ...

Coronavirus22 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 03:50AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past houses painted in various colours in a residential street in London LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's housing market is largely on pause due to the coronavirus crisis which will make it hard to calculate price changes ahead, but it is too early to gauge the ...

Economy23 hours ago (Apr 07, 2020 02:30AM ET) 2/2 (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An ibis bird perches next to the Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters in central Sydney 2/2 By Swati Pandey and Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's central bank kept rates at record lows on Tuesday and said it would do "what is necessary" to achieve its target ...

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A shop employee wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), prepares antiseptic solution at Shibuya shopping and amusement district in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's consumer spending fell in February but at a slower-than-expected pace as households scrambled for protective masks, toilet paper and staple food amid ...

Economic IndicatorsApr 07, 2020 02:05AM ET (C) Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) - German industrial output will likely tumble in the coming three months, the Ifo institute said on Tuesday as its index for production expectations saw its biggest drop since the survey was first conducted in 1991. Ifo said that the index dropped to -20.8 points in March from 2.0 and ...

EconomyApr 07, 2020 01:15AM ET (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO :A security guard walks past in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese households were the gloomiest on the economic outlook since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, a quarterly central bank survey for March showed on Tuesday, adding to woes for an economy ...

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