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PRECIOUS-Gold set for best quarter in 4 years on virus fears

June 30 (Reuters) - Gold prices held steady on Tuesday and were heading for their biggest quarterly rise in more than four years as fears over rising coronavirus cases around the world boosted demand for the safe-haven metal. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,770.77 per ounce by 0052 GMT, just $8.29 shy…

First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.The coronavirus pandemic is hurting many companies, but that didn’t stop some from pointing to some glimmers of hope.Credit...Mark Abramson for The New York TimesMay 5, 2020Updated 6:27 p.m.…

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Still long way to go on EU recovery fund offer, EU authorities says

© Reuters. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations towards the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund still have a long way to go before a summit of EU leaders later this month, a senior EU official involved in the talks said on Thursday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said negotiators aimed to keep the size of…

Russia thinking about $26 billion budget costs trek to combat virus, says PM

© Reuters. Russian Prime Minister Mishustin takes part in a video conference call with officials in Moscow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Thursday the government would consider increasing budget spending by 1.8 trillion roubles ($25.6 billion) to fight the coronavirus and support the economy. Some economists have said Russia's regulations…

IMF advises Ukraine to keep reserve bank independent as governor’s exit rattles market

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's Central Bank Governor Smoliy speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev By Matthias Williams (NYSE:) and Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine on Thursday to maintain the independence of the central bank after Governor Yakiv Smoliy unexpectedly resigned, citing "systematic political pressure". The negative…

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