Banking and credit

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, centre, stands outside No 11 Downing Street and holds up the traditional red box that contains the budget speech for the media, he will then leave to make budget speech to House of Commons, in London, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will announce the first budget since Britain left the European Union. Sunak is flanked by his team of treasury ministers . (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 11, 2020 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain took dramatic steps on Wednesday to cushion the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak, as the government announced a 30 billion-pound ($39 billion) package of measures to keep individuals and businesses afloat and the Bank of England slashed its key interest rate to a...
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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde talks to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz during a meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Eurogroup format at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 11, 2020 - 12:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Suddenly staring recession in the face, European leaders are lining up an array of tax breaks, financial support for companies and likely central bank measures in the hope of preventing the coronavirus outbreak from dealing long-term damage to the economy. Expectations...
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A man wears a mask as he walks in the train station in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Italy entered its first day under a nationwide lockdown after a government decree extended restrictions on movement from the hard-hit north to the rest of the country to prevent the spreading of coronavirus. (Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Seven weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., the spread of the virus that causes the disease has done widespread damage to critical economic sectors in the country. Airlines are cutting capacity, people are working from home, major public events that raise millions of...
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Sal Suarino, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks, Treasury yields and oil are clawing back some of the plunge they took a day before, when the S&P 500 had its worst drop in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 10, 2020 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday after whipping up and down all day along with hopes that the U.S. and other governments will cushion the global economy from the pain of the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 1,000 points, or 4.4%, shortly...
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A woman's image is reflected in the window at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Monday, March 9, 2020. Asian stock markets plunged Monday after oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 09, 2020 - 7:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Monday after a fight among major crude-producing nations jolted investors who already were on edge about the surging costs of a virus outbreak. The main stock indexes in Britain and Germany were down by almost 7%. Japan's benchmark closed...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, March 9, 2020. Asian stock markets plunged Monday after global oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. Tokyo's benchmark tumbled 4.7%. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 09, 2020 - 12:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged Monday after oil prices nosedived on worries a global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude. Tokyo's benchmark tumbled 6.2%, while Sydney fell 6.1%. Seoul sank 4.4% and Hong Kong lost 3.9%. Shares also sank in Middle East...
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FILE - This April 24, 2014, file photo shows the logo of Swiss bank UBS and the Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland. The multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday, March 6, 2020. (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP, File)
March 07, 2020 - 10:52 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, a newspaper said. Switzerland-based UBS Bank joined several other investment...
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Trader Michael Milano, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street and bond yields are sinking to more record lows as investors fear that economic damage from the spreading coronavirus outbreak will be longer than previously thought. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2020 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The response in stock markets to the growing risk from the coronavirus has been swift and fierce. But a better gauge of fear on Wall Street may be the bond market, where the moves over the past few weeks have been even more breathtaking. Interest rates on a range of U.S...
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A trader studies his screens as he prepares for the day's activities on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2020 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A dizzying, brutal week of trading dropped one last round of harrowing swings on investors Friday. After skidding sharply through the day as fear pounded markets, steep drops for stocks and bond yields suddenly eased up in the last hour of trading amid hints from Federal Reserve...
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March 06, 2020 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing slowed in January as borrowing on credit cards declined following a huge surge in December. The Federal Reserve said Friday that consumer credit rose by $12 billion following a $20.3 billion surge in December. The December number reflected the biggest...
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