Oil crash slams stocks, dollar gains as risk sentiment rolls over

LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks fell on Tuesday, a day after U.S. crude oil prices turned negative for the first time ever, as dismal corporate earnings underlined worries about economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The dollar rose against a

Thailand extends foreigners' visas as coronavirus cases slow

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for three more months on Tuesday, in a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus. Foreigners whose visas had

Futures slide as U.S. crude crashes below zero

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures resumed their slide on Tuesday as gloomy quarterly earnings reports and a historic plunge in U.S. crude prices to below zero raised the specter of a deep global recession in the coming months. Wall

Thailand records 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand recorded 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a senior health official said, the lowest daily tally in more than a month. A 50-year-old taxi driver accounted for the latest death, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for

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).