Market volatility related to
the coronavirus has provided a welcome boost for Wall Street
banks' trading businesses, helping to offset the much-bigger
drag of lower interest rates on lending profits, analysts said.
The United States on
Thursday imposed sanctions on the Nicaraguan National Police
over accusations of human rights abuse, in the Trump
administration's latest move to pressure the leftist government
of President Daniel Ortega.
Brazil's currency market is
nervous and the real's fall recently has been large, Economy
Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday, but there is no sign of
capital flight and the increased demand for hedging from market
participants is "absolutely normal."