Germany must protect its
economic structure during the coronavirus crisis and prevent the
sell-off or break-up of key companies, Justice Minister
Christine Lambrecht told the Handelsblatt business daily.
offshore energy producer CNOOC Ltd reported a 15.9%
rise in 2019 profit on Wednesday, its best performance in five
years thanks to higher oil and gas output and persistent cost
The coronavirus outbreak gutted
Swiss investor sentiment, which fell to its lowest level in five
years as the pandemic sent global stock markets tumbling and
lifted expectations among those surveyed of an Swiss National
Bank interest rate cut.
Russian authorities lifted a tsunami
warning in the Pacific far east on Wednesday after a 7.5
magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Kuril Islands,
the RIA news agency reported, citing a representative of the
Sakhalin Tsunami Centre.
KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- A uthorities in Asia must assist street food sellers struggling
to make a living as the coronavirus outbreak shutters offices
and tourism, and forces people to stay indoors, labour and urban
experts said on Wednesday.
The European Union needs to
provide a "comprehensive and solid" common fiscal response to
the coronavirus crisis to convince markets and reduce
volatility, Spanish foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez said on
British housebuilder Persimmon
and retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone
are starting an orderly shutdown of their construction sites in
response to the coronavirus pandemic, the companies said on