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Financial Markets Apr 30, 2020

Dollar falls to around ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading

The dollar fell to around ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading on Thursday. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.59, down from ¥107.06 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0883, up from $1.0839, and at ¥116.01, almost unchanged from ¥116.06. The Tokyo market ...

Financial Markets Apr 30, 2020

Nikkei tops 20,000 for first time in nearly two months

The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average bounced back Thursday to exceed 20,000 for the first time in nearly two months, on the back of heightened expectations for the development of a quick coronavirus treatment. The average of selected issues on the first section of the Tokyo ...

The coronavirus is not Trump’s Vietnam

Commentary / World Apr 30, 2020

The coronavirus is not Trump’s Vietnam

by James Gibney

Sentient humans like to benchmark their successes and failures. So it’s understandable that in trying to put the coronavirus’s toll in perspective, some Americans have fastened their eyes on one particular grim milestone: The 58,300-plus deaths in the United States from COVID-19 over the ...