“What’s most important for us is to take steps to smoothen corporate financing and stabilise markets,” Kuroda told parliament last week. “We will do whatever we can as a central bank, working closely with the government.” (Reporting by Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Sam Holmes) … [Read more...] about Bank of Japan to create its version of Fed’s ‘Main Street’ lending scheme
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In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo, health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo's biggest city, Goma, this week. More than 1,600 people in eastern Congo have died as the virus has spread in areas too dangerous for health teams to access. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis: What happens now that Trump has pulled majority funding from the WHO?
The central bank on Friday also extended to March 2021 emergency relief announced in March and April. Those measures include ramped-up purchases of corporate bonds and commercial paper and zero-interest loans offered to commercial banks against a range of collateral. … [Read more...] about Japan launches its version of Fed’s ‘Main Street’ scheme as deflation returns
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On March 23, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the first-term governor of Michigan, issued one of the most stringent executive orders in the country to combat the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit the state harder than any other outside of the Northeast. The order, which Whitmer last week extended through the end of April, banned public and private gatherings outside of a family home and closed businesses deemed non-essential to functioning during a state of emergency; it was later strengthened to restrict purchases at big-box stores for non-essential items. … [Read more...] about For Some on the Right, No Rumor Is Too Outlandish About Michigan Gov. Gretcher Whitmer