Coronavirus pandemic

Trump drops idea of coronavirus lockdowns: Live updates

US president decides against quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as virus toll in US passes 2,000.

The price of protesting in Chile

Street protests paused as the government declares a state of catastrophe to address the spread of COVID-19.

Saudis not bowing to Trump admin pressure to end oil price war

Saudis not bowing to Trump admin pressure to end oil price war

Riyadh declared an oil war after Moscow refused to back a proposal for deep output cuts to offset virus demand blow.

Trump to compel GM, other manufacturers to make ventilators

Trump to compel GM, other manufacturers to make ventilators

Trump had been under pressure for days to invoke the Defense Production Act to address shortages in medical equipment.

IMF, World Bank urge debt relief for poor nations battling virus

IMF, World Bank urge debt relief for poor nations battling virus

Poor countries will be 'hardest hit, especially ones that were already heavily indebted before the crisis' says Malpass.

Dow closes down 900 points as virus fears bearhug investors

Dow closes down 900 points as virus fears bearhug investors

Friday's selloff ends a three-day rally, as classic bear market hallmarks settle over markets.