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 ...