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International News

Global debt funds shun Italy on fears that euro-area is cracking

Bloomberg Italian debt is once again the must-watch bellwether for growing tensions within the euro-area. Global investors have lasered in on the nation’s bonds because, while they feature tempting yields, the government’s relatively weak finances add to the shared risk across the region. UniCredit SpA estimates foreign asset managers and ...

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US health-care industry loses 1.4 million jobs in pandemic

Bloomberg The US health-care industry wasn’t immune to the devastating job losses caused by the coronavirus last month. Even as health-care workers battled Covid-19 in emergency rooms and intensive-care units across the country, the industry saw 1.4 million jobs vanish in April, the Labor Department reported on. That equates to ...

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Auto suppliers surge on strong results in Q1

Bloomberg Shares of car-parts suppliers rallied after stronger-than-expected results suggest the companies may be doing better than feared amid the challenges posed by coronavirus. American Axle, Lear and Tenneco were among biggest gainers in the sector after all three reported Q1 results that impressed investors and analysts, though concerns about ...

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America’s missing beef opens door for plant-based burgers

Bloomberg Plant-based protein companies have been trying to sway consumers away from beef for years. Now, meat shortages caused by Covid-19 pandemic are making their job easier. Faux meat producers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as supplies of beef tighten in the US. Wendy’s Co. has been running out of hamburgers ...

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Europe agrees on $260bn credit lines to stem fallout

Bloomberg Euro-area finance ministers agreed to allow the region’s bailout fund to extend credit lines to each of the bloc’s governments on concessionary terms, paving the way for countries including Italy to draw cheap liquidity amid an unprecedented spending spree. The deal struck at a video conference on Friday forms ...

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IMF says economic outlook worsens since forecast in April

Bloomberg The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the global economic outlook has worsened since its latest forecast three weeks ago and the world can expect more waves of financial-market turbulence. Developing nations’ external financing needs probably will be far above the $2.5 trillion that the IMF has previously projected, ...

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Korea’s largest fintech startup CEO planning to raise $200mn

Bloomberg Viva Republica Ltd, operator of South Korea’s largest fintech startup Toss, is planning to raise about $200 million from investors to bankroll its expansion in online banking and security trading services. The company just embarked on its funding round and hopes to complete it in coming months, founder Lee ...

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