CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Brazil unemployment insurance claims claims rise 13.8% in recent weeks – Economy Ministry

(Corrects year-to-date claims in paragraph 2) BRASILIA, April 28 (Reuters) – Formal unemployment insurance claims in Brazil rose 13.8% in the first two weeks of April to 267,693 from the last two weeks of March, Economy Ministry figures on Tuesday

New North American trade pact to take effect July 1-USTR

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1, a month later than initially proposed. In a statement, Lighthizer

UPDATE 2-Brazilian markets sink as Moro resignation ignites political crisis

(Adds detail, quote, updates prices) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, April 24 (Reuters) – Brazil’s currency, stocks and bonds sank on Friday, lashed by a deepening political crisis as the resignation of the country’s popular justice minister prompted investors already nervous

Australia loses 6% of jobs to coronavirus crisis: Official data

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia may have lost three quarters of a million jobs between mid-March and early April when large chunks of the economy were shut down in the fight against the coronavirus, new data showed on Tuesday (April 21).