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Asia's factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

Added 04-01-20 01:04:03am EST - “Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement…” - News.yahoo.com

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Japan's Fujifilm starts Avigan trial to treat coronavirus

Added 03-31-20 11:04:03pm EST - “Japan's Fujifilm has begun clinical trials to test the effectiveness of its anti-flu drug Avigan in treating patients with the new coronavirus, after reports of promising results in China. Trials in China have suggested Avigan…” - News.yahoo.com

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Oil futures pare record gains as doubts creep in on Trump's Saudi-Russia output deal

Added 04-02-20 10:03:02pm EST - “Oil prices fell on Friday, coming off their biggest one-day gains in the previous session after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had brokered a deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut output, but made no offer to reduce U.S.…” - Reuters.com

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Oil ends lower after U.S. crude stockpiles jump, gasoline demand sinks

Added 04-01-20 11:03:02pm EST - “Oil prices fell on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories rose last week by the most since 2016, while gasoline demand suffered its biggest weekly drop ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.” - Reuters.com

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U.S. manufacturing contracts; private payrolls post first drop since 2017

Added 04-01-20 12:03:02pm EST - “U.S. manufacturing activity contracted less than expected in March, but disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic pushed new orders received by factories to an 11-year low, reinforcing economists' views that the economy was in…” - Reuters.com

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