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International News

US unemployment likely to remain high through 2021: Fed

Bloomberg While uncertainty abounds in economic forecasting, US unemployment will likely stay “severely” elevated well into next year, according to a report by two economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The jobless rate has already climbed to historic levels in just two months following the onset of ...

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Thyssenkrupp to break up German giant in fight for survival

Bloomberg Thyssenkrupp AG will shrink and focus on higher-margin businesses as the coronavirus pandemic speeds the break up of one of Germany’s last mega-conglomerates. The company said it’s considering the sale of units that make steel and submarines as it fights for survival. Once a byword for German engineering prowess, ...

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$277bn package may not give boost to India

Bloomberg India’s 21 trillion rupee ($277 billion) virus-relief package fell short of economists’ expectations, providing fiscal measures that will help improve growth over the years without delivering an immediate boost to an economy that desperately needs it. Analysts have been pouring over the details provided by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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Germany’s Scholz seeks $62bn aid program for municipalities

Bloomberg German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is planning a 57 billion-euro ($62 billion) aid package to help municipalities being hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter said. The plan, which Scholz announced on Saturday without giving the size of the measures, would ...

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This is where global investors are placing bets right now

Bloomberg More than $8 trillion has been thrown at the Covid-19 crisis by governments around the globe and hundreds of billions more by central banks from Washington to Wellington. And that means investors are finding a swath of opportunities from investment-grade bonds to emerging-market equities. Looking where central banks themselves ...

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