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Countries are ‘highly unlikely’ to impose full lockdowns again if there’s a second wave, analysts say

Countries are very unlikely to impose another full lockdown even though there’s a resurgence of new coronavirus cases in some parts of the world, analysts told CNBC. The situation is unlikely to be a repeat of March, Suresh Tantia, senior investment strategist at Credit Suisse’s APAC CIO office, told CNBC’s …

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Argentina and Turkey could soon lose their emerging markets status, MSCI warns

One of the world’s largest benchmark index providers has warned Argentina and Turkey could soon be removed from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index should it become increasingly difficult for foreign investors to access their respective equity markets. “While volatility increased dramatically due to the Covid-19 pandemic, global equity markets remained …

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US is considering $3.1 billion in new tariffs on products from France, Germany, Spain and the UK

The United States is studying the possibility of slapping $3.1 billion in additional tariffs on goods from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain — in another step that is likely to exacerbate tensions between both sides of the Atlantic. In a document issued Tuesday evening, which was first reported …

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Washington state makes face masks mandatory as some states see new coronavirus surge

The governor of Washington state on Tuesday ordered residents to wear face masks in public as officials across the country sought new means to control the coronavirus pandemic while easing clamp-downs on residents and reopening the economy. The move by Washington Governor Jay Inslee came as Arizona, California, Mississippi and …

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Coronavirus Infections surge in six US States as re-opening of the country continues.

New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six U.S. states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies. Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time …

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