Global shares slipped on Wednesday as coronavirus infections grew at an alarming pace in the United States and Europe, while uncertainty over next week’s US elections added to a “risk off” tone.
Asian shares, US stock futures sag on coronavirus, US election worries
HSBC said Tuesday its third-quarter post-tax profits fell 46% on-year as the Asia-focused banking giant continued to take a hammering from the coronavirus pandemic and spiraling China-US tensions.
HSBC reports lighter-than-expected third-quarter profit fall
Asian markets were mixed Monday with traders increasingly pessimistic that US lawmakers will pass a new stimulus package before next week's election, while spiking virus cases fanned worries about the economic impact of new containment measures.
Asian markets mixed as US stimulus remains elusive
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a body blow to the quantitative model-based style of investing, with a majority of the firms using such strategies negatively impacted, a study by Refinitiv has found.
Coronavirus pandemic deals body blow to quant models, study shows
The UK’s national debt hit a record £2.06 trillion at the end of September, up £259.6 billion in six months, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
UK debt levels hit new highs not seen since 1960
Oil and gas companies worldwide are taking an axe to their employment rolls, shedding workers to survive what is expected to be a prolonged stretch of weak demand.
Coronavirus, consolidation taking toll on energy jobs
Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week’s US presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe.
Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

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