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Sterling to take a pasting if UK seeks no extension for EU trade talks - Reuters poll

04 Jun 2020

LONDON Sterling will lose recent gains against the dollar and weaken further if Britain does not ask for an extension to its Brexit transition period by a June 30 deadline to allow more time for talks on a trade deal with the EU, a Reuters poll found.

European business slump eased in May, long road to recovery

03 Jun 2020

LONDON Euro zone businesses suffered another devastating contraction in activity in May and while there are signs the worst is over, it could be months before there is a return to growth, a survey showed on Wednesday.

Europe's factories starting to recover, Asia's pain worsens

01 Jun 2020

LONDON/TOKYO European manufacturers may be over the worst of a coronavirus-driven downturn, but Asia's pain deepened in May due to a slump in global trade, with export powerhouses Japan and South Korea seeing the sharpest falls in activity in over a decade, surveys showed. | Video

Britain in deepest downturn for centuries, scant chance of negative rates - Reuters poll

22 May 2020

LONDON Britain is enduring its deepest recession in centuries but the havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic will not be enough to push the Bank of England to adopt negative interest rates, a Reuters poll found.

Euro zone slump eased in May but still sharp

21 May 2020

LONDON The devastating impact of the coronavirus on the euro zone economy abated a little this month as some government-imposed lockdown measures introduced to contain the spread of the virus were eased, a survey showed. | Video

Euro zone business activity collapses at record pace in April

06 May 2020

LONDON Business activity across Europe almost ground to a halt last month as government-imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus forced factories, shops and restaurants to close and many leisure activities to cease, a survey showed.

Pandemic slams global factories, activity sinks to new lows

04 May 2020

LONDON/SYDNEY Factory activity was ravaged across the world in April, business surveys showed, and the outlook looked bleak as government lockdowns to contain the new coronavirus pandemic froze global production and slashed demand.

Pandemic throws global economy into deeper decline

23 Apr 2020

LONDON/TOKYO Global economic activity all but ground to a halt this month as government-imposed lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic took a particularly heavy toll on the world's service industry, surveys showed on Thursday.

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