U.S dollar gains on worries about resurgent coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar rose on Thursday, regaining its safe-haven appeal, as investors worried that the resurgence of U.S. coronavirus cases could erase the summer’s employment gains. U.S. financial markets closed on Friday for the July 4th

Amid strong June job growth, signs U.S. recovery may be stumbling

(Reuters) – The U.S. economic recovery, after two months of faster-than-expected job gains, may be stumbling as a surge of new coronavirus infections prompts states to delay and in some cases reverse plans to let stores reopen and activities resume.

Wall Street gains on vaccine hopes, improving economic data

(Reuters) – Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday as rising hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine reversed premarket losses, overshadowing fears of another round of lockdowns following a record surge in coronavirus cases in the United States. A COVID-19 vaccine developed

Wall Street set for subdued open as virus surge threatens recovery

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open near-flat on Wednesday, as a record single-day spike in coronavirus cases in the country heightened fears of another lockdown and threatened to derail a nascent economic recovery. After notching up

Pandemic sinks Japan business mood to lowest since 2009 financial crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese manufacturers’ confidence sank in the second quarter to levels not seen since the 2009 global financial crisis, underscoring the damage the coronavirus pandemic inflicted on the export-reliant economy. The Bank of Japan’s closely-watched “tankan” survey also