Democratic leaders in
Congress on Wednesday threw their support behind interim
emergency funding a day after the Trump administration asked
U.S. lawmakers for another $250 billion in aid for small
businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak.
President Hassan Rouhani pressed
harder on Wednesday for a $5 billion emergency IMF loan Iran has
sought to fight the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak,
saying the Fund would be guilty of discrimination if it
withholds the money.
Bahrain's government will spend
$570 million in salaries for 100,000 private sector workers from
April to June to help with the impact of the coronavirus
outbreak, the labour ministry said on Wednesday.
Most Southeast Asian stock markets
closed lower on Wednesday as a mounting death toll from the
global coronavirus outbreak prompted investors to book profits
after sharp gains earlier this week.
The United States posted a record single-day jump of more
than 1,800 coronavirus deaths, while...
Indian bond markets are set to
demand punishing high yields at the federal government's first
auction of the fiscal year on Thursday as they test both the
government's ability to pay as well as the central bank's intent
to cap interest rates.
The prime minister of East Timor
withdrew his resignation on Wednesday, saying he would stay in
power to oversee the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as
the government approved a $250-million fund to fight it.