North Korea threatened to suspend nuclear talks with America, describing recent remarks from US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s on the negotiations as “ludicrous”.
Inflation in the eurozone slowed more than expected in March as the plunging oil price caused energy costs to fall, official figures showed.
China's official measure of manufacturing activity rebounded to show surprise growth in March as the coronavirus crisis appeared to ebb in the country where it started.
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would extend social distancing measures until 30 April in an effort to limit death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Economic sentiment in the eurozone suffered its worst ever decline in March as worries about the coronavirus took their toll, according to a European Commission survey released on Monday.
Oil prices have hit fresh lows as the bitter price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and the growing impact of coronavirus on the US and global economies weigh heavily.
China's central bank made a surprise cut to the rate on reverse repurchase agreements as the authorities sought to ease pressures on the economy from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The G20 insisted on Thursday it would do “whatever it takes” to overcome the coronavirus outbreak.
The European Central Bank has reportedly ruled out using the emergency Outright Monetary Transactions scheme to tackle the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Rate-setters at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street warned on Thursday that a "sharp" contraction in economic activity around the globe was likely, alongside a "rapid" rise in unemployment across many economies.
Shares on Wall Street are being called to start the session slightly lower following the release of jobless claims figure that brought the worsening conditions in the US economy and jobs market into stark relief.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3. 28 million last week as businesses shut down and people were let go due to the coronavirus.
Federal Reserve President, Jerome Powell, told US broadcaster NBC that the central bank is not going to "run out of ammunition".
Lawmakers in the euro area's largest economy waved the constitutional brake on debt limits as the country faces off against its hardest challenge since the Second World War.
US house price inflation was steady at the start of the year, led by gains in the Mid-Atlantic region and South.
The European Union is expected to endorse establishing a dedicated crisis management centre in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported on Wednesday.
Orders for goods made to last more than three years jumped past forecasts last month.
Wall Street is set for a roughly flat start amid news of a preliminary agreement on Capitol Hill on a roughly $2trn stimulus package to see the country's economy through the coronavirus pandemic.
German business sentiment saw its worst deterioration in March since the country’s reunification in 1990, according to a widely-followed survey released on Wednesday.
US lawmakers have agreed a $2tn package of fiscal measures to support American households and businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis.