Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus deaths rise but signs of progress seen: Live updates

Death toll nears 100,000 but more than 350,000 have recovered; number of hospitalisations drops in some US states.

Hungry and harassed under India's coronavirus lockdown

Millions of migrant workers in India are uniquely vulnerable to homelessness during the pandemic.

Oil prices sink as Mexico thwarts OPEC+ deal to cut output

Oil prices sink as Mexico thwarts OPEC+ deal to cut output

OPEC said in a statement that the deal to reduce output by 10 million barrels per day is conditional on Mexico joining.

OPEC+ agrees to 10 million bpd oil cut for May and June

OPEC+ agrees to 10 million bpd oil cut for May and June

Russia, Saudi Arabia and other members say cuts would be eased to six million barrels per day Jan 2021 to April 2022.

US markets rise on Fed intervention

US markets rise on Fed intervention

The US central bank announced another round of measures to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in extra coronavirus aid.

EU Finance chiefs agree on $590bn coronavirus rescue package

EU Finance chiefs agree on $590bn coronavirus rescue package

The common response includes a joint employment insurance fund worth 100 billion euros.