Asian markets fall sharply as US coronavirus cases trigger concerns about a global recovery

Asian markets fall sharply as US coronavirus cases trigger concerns about a global recovery

Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) declined 2%. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI)dropped 1.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) lost 1.2%, while China’s Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) shed 0.8% after trading for the first time since an extended holiday. US stocks futures, meanwhile, were muted following sharp declines Friday. Dow (INDU) futures inched up 15 points, or nearly […]

E.R. Visits Drop Sharply During Pandemic

E.R. Visits Drop Sharply During Pandemic

“This is a national concern that patients are worried that the hospitals, health care systems, physician offices could be more dangerous than grocery stores, hardware stores and other essential businesses,” said Dr. Balcezak, although he emphasized there was no...
How sharply has China’s economy contracted?

How sharply has China’s economy contracted?

How sharply has China’s economy contracted?As the coronavirus pandemic grows, investor attention has largely shifted from backward-looking indicators that confirm the severity of the economic shutdown to more frequently updating trackers of activity. But this week...