The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could leave 24 million people trapped in poverty in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), the World Bank warned on Tuesday.
Drink giants Coca-Cola, Nestle, Unilever and Pepsi are responsible for over half a million tons of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, new reports show.
US futures were pointing to a mixed open on Tuesday, following on from some strong manufacturing data out of China and the rebound seen in the previous session.
Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Tuesday, with equities in China in the green as fresh data suggested the country’s manufacturing sector was getting back to work in March.
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”.
The number of people out of work in Germany rose a little in March, according to figures released by Destatis on Tuesday.
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.
The number of new Covid-19 infections and of fatalities continued to fall back at the start of the week.
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.
US agriculture company Monsanto and German chemical company BASF were aware of the damage that their agricultural seed and chemical system could inflict on US farms.
Johnson & Johnson expects to start human trials on a possible Covid-19 vaccine by September, the US healthcare giant announced on Monday.
Wall Street futures were pointing to a mixed open on Monday as confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the US continued to rise over the weekend.
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.
US stocks finished lower at the end of the week even after the US House of Representative voted in favour of an approximately $2. 0trn economic relief package following a late bout of selling.
Stocks on the Continent finished sharply lower as a falling out between European Union leaders over whether to issue common debt in order to raise funds to see through the Covid-19 pandemic sapped dragged on investor confidence.
City Pub Group has successfully raised £15m in a share placing to help the company weather the impact of the coronavirus and the closure of its pubs.
Industrial company profits in China plummeted at their quickest pace since 2010 as the coronavirus pandemic forced authorities into a country-wide lockdown at one point.