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Unreported World

Unreported World

Unreported World’s reporters travel to some of the most dangerous and neglected parts of the globe offering the viewer an unrivalled insight into the daily reality for those whose lives are rarely glimpsed by the global news machine.
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Japan Quarterly GDP May Plunge as Much as 20%, EY-Parthenon Says

Japan Quarterly GDP May Plunge as Much as 20%, EY-Parthenon Says

Nobuko Kobayashi, partner at EY-Parthenon, discusses how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the Japanese economy. The economy is headed for a double-digit contraction this quarter as increased restrictions on movement add to the impact of the c...
5mins
Bloomberg
Australia Passes Record $80 Billion Job-Rescue Package

Australia Passes Record $80 Billion Job-Rescue Package

Australia's parliament passed a record A$130 billion ($80 billion) jobs-rescue plan, as the government continues efforts to buttress the economy from the coronavirus outbreak.
2mins
Bloomberg
Trump: Relying Heavily on Health Experts to Reopen Economy

Trump: Relying Heavily on Health Experts to Reopen Economy

President Donald Trump says he would "rely heavily" on public-health experts to decide when to reopen the U.S. economy. He speaks at a White House briefing.
1min
Bloomberg
Coronavirus Shows Need for Security, Resiliency in Global Supply Chain: Sam Palmisano

Coronavirus Shows Need for Security, Resiliency in Global Supply Chain: Sam Palmisano

The novel coronavirus has spurred what will likely be the worst recession in generations as the U.S. economy grinds to a halt and millions lose their jobs. Bloomberg Economics created a model last year to determine America's recession odds. The ch...
8mins
Bloomberg
Louise Yamada Says Dow in Bear Market Rally

Louise Yamada Says Dow in Bear Market Rally

In this edition of "Smart Charts," Louise Yamada, managing director of Louise Yamada Technical Advisors, examines the recent performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, Wells Fargo, and monthly moment indicator with Bloomberg's Taylor R...
5mins
Bloomberg
Deficits 'Exploding', Will Continue to Explode: Maya MacGuineas

Deficits 'Exploding', Will Continue to Explode: Maya MacGuineas

Bloomberg Economics expects tax cuts and spending measures already announced by the U.S. will result in a budget deficit above $2.4 trillion this year. Upcoming measures are likely to push that toward $3.5 trillion, or 16% of GDP, easily the large...
6mins
Bloomberg
Cambridge’s virtually visit school in Lancaster

Cambridge’s virtually visit school in Lancaster

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge virtually visit school
3mins
ITN
WHO Defends Itself Against Trump Attack

WHO Defends Itself Against Trump Attack

The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health body for its handling of the coronavirus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at a press conference in Geneva.
1min
Bloomberg
Restructuring Rainmaker Buckfire Sees Bankruptcies Rising Into 2021

Restructuring Rainmaker Buckfire Sees Bankruptcies Rising Into 2021

Capital should be available for high-quality companies if we enter into a recession-like environment, but it will come at a cost, Kenneth Buckfire, co-founder and president of investment bank Miller Buckfire & Co.
6mins
Bloomberg
Angie's List Co-Founder Says Congress Can't Forget About the Really Small Businesses

Angie's List Co-Founder Says Congress Can't Forget About the Really Small Businesses

Angela Hicks, ANGI Homeservices Inc. Co-founder, talks about the need to get federal aid to small business owners and contractors.
3mins
Bloomberg
Amazon Stops Shipping Service That Competes With FedEx

Amazon Stops Shipping Service That Competes With FedEx

Amazon will suspend its delivery service that competes with UPS and FedEx.
3mins
Bloomberg
Dividends Will Return 'With a Vengeance' Post-Virus, Ketterer Says

Dividends Will Return 'With a Vengeance' Post-Virus, Ketterer Says

Causeway Capital Management Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager Sarah Ketterer discusses the outlook for stock dividends with Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs on "Bloomberg Markets."
1min
Bloomberg
Gatwick drive-through coronavirus testing centre opens

Gatwick drive-through coronavirus testing centre opens

Drive-through coronavirus testing centre opens at Gatwick Airport.
1min
ITN
A New World: Post-Coronavirus Power Shifts

A New World: Post-Coronavirus Power Shifts

Bloomberg New Economy hosted its first Conversation Series virtual event on April 7, 2020. Editorial Director Andrew Browne was joined by Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama; Michele Flour...
55mins
Bloomberg
Cuomo Says New York Is 'by No Means Out of the Woods' on Virus

Cuomo Says New York Is 'by No Means Out of the Woods' on Virus

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the citizens of New York State need to get more diligent when it comes to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
1min
Bloomberg
Prematurely Re-Opening Economy 'Worst Thing to Do': New York-Presbyterian CEO

Prematurely Re-Opening Economy 'Worst Thing to Do': New York-Presbyterian CEO

Dr. Steve Corwin, chief executive officer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the medical center's staff and services, and testing regimens to limit the spread of the virus.
7mins
Bloomberg
Institute of Human Virology Co-founder on Coronavirus Recovery, Antibody Testing, Drug Testing

Institute of Human Virology Co-founder on Coronavirus Recovery, Antibody Testing, Drug Testing

Dr. Robert Gallo, the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Co-founder and director discusses the coronavirus.
9mins
Bloomberg
Chancellor says he cannot save every job and business

Chancellor says he cannot save every job and business

Rishi Sunak says he cannot save every job and business.
1min
ITN
Cuomo Says New York State Suffered Highest Single-Day Death Toll From Virus

Cuomo Says New York State Suffered Highest Single-Day Death Toll From Virus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State suffered its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus on Tuesday.
2mins
Bloomberg
PGIM's Sheets 'Very Worried' About Virus Impact on Emerging Markets

PGIM's Sheets 'Very Worried' About Virus Impact on Emerging Markets

Nathan Sheets, chief economist at PGIM Fixed Income, dsicusses what recent coronavirus policies could mean for the future of global debt levels with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
6mins
Bloomberg
Bernie Sanders Says Path to Democratic Nomination Is Just Not There

Bernie Sanders Says Path to Democratic Nomination Is Just Not There

Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democrat from Vermont, ends his presidential campaign. Sanders says former Vice President Joe Biden will be the party nominee.
3mins
Bloomberg
Boris Johnson 'improving' but remains in intensive care

Boris Johnson 'improving' but remains in intensive care

Boris Johnson is "improving" but remains in intensive care.
1min
ITN
Bernie Sanders Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign

Bernie Sanders Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Wednesday, leaving Joe Biden standing alone in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
4mins
Bloomberg
Earnings Season Will Show Collateral Damage From Virus, Says RBC's Calvasina

Earnings Season Will Show Collateral Damage From Virus, Says RBC's Calvasina

RBC strategist Lori Calvasina forecasts that S&P 500 earnings per share will drop from $139 to $135 in 2020.
2mins
Bloomberg
Cape Town lockdown: Incredible drone footage shows deserted streets in South Africa

Cape Town lockdown: Incredible drone footage shows deserted streets in South Africa

Cape Town lockdown: Incredible drone footage shows deserted streets in South Africa
2mins
ITN
U.S. and China Both Stumbled to Control Outbreak

U.S. and China Both Stumbled to Control Outbreak

Joseph Nye, author and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, says both the U.S. And China stumbled to control the coronavirus. Nye spoke with Bloomberg New Economy Editorial Director Andy Browne during the first in a series of vir...
1min
Bloomberg
Quibi Founder Katzenberg Says Users Will Get Rich Mix of Content

Quibi Founder Katzenberg Says Users Will Get Rich Mix of Content

Quibi, a new streaming service only available on mobile phones, has launched. At least 300,000 people downloaded the app on day one. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke to Bloomberg's Carol Massar and Jason Kelly. This interview was from April 6.
5mins
Bloomberg
London and Manchester city centres virtually empty

London and Manchester city centres virtually empty

London and Manchester city centres were almost deserted on Wednesday.
1min
ITN
Sturgeon sends best wishes to 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor

Sturgeon sends best wishes to 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor

Nicola Sturgeon sends best wishes to 98-year-old COVID-19 survivor.
1min
ITN
South African Minister Apologizes for Breaching Lockdown

South African Minister Apologizes for Breaching Lockdown

South African Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams issued an apology after breaching nationwide lockdown rules by attending a lunch at the home of a former deputy minister. She spoke from her home in Pretoria.
1min
Bloomberg
New Zealand's Nanogirl To The Rescue

New Zealand's Nanogirl To The Rescue

As the coronavirus hit, New Zealand put nanoscientist Michelle Dickinson front and center to explain the disease to adults and children. Now, Dickinson has started a daily science show for homebound kids all over the world.
10mins
Bloomberg
Purves Says Utility Stocks Could Rise Another 15-20%

Purves Says Utility Stocks Could Rise Another 15-20%

Michael Purves, Tallbacken Capital Advisors chief executive officer, is very bullish on the utility sector.
2mins
Bloomberg
Roe: Markets Overly Sanguine

Roe: Markets Overly Sanguine

John Roe Head of Multi Asset Funds at Legal and General Asset Management discusses prolonged policy management of the Coronavirus and explains why we have not seen the bottom at an index level yet.
7mins
Bloomberg
State of Emergency Declared in Tokyo, Global Virus Cases Top 1.37 Million

State of Emergency Declared in Tokyo, Global Virus Cases Top 1.37 Million

Global coronavirus cases top 1.3 million and Japan declares a state of emergency for Tokyo.
2mins
Bloomberg
British PM Boris Johnson in 'Good Spirits,' in Intensive Care

British PM Boris Johnson in 'Good Spirits,' in Intensive Care

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in "good spirits" according to his office. He's in a London hospital being treated for coronavirus.
6mins
Bloomberg
N.Y. Sees Third-Straight Day of Slowing Virus Infections

N.Y. Sees Third-Straight Day of Slowing Virus Infections

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says "social distancing is working" as he gives his daily update on the coronavirus pandemic.
3mins
Bloomberg
Virus Could Exacerbate Political Divide in the U.S.

Virus Could Exacerbate Political Divide in the U.S.

Jason Furman, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, is concerned that the U.S. response to the coronavirus might worsen the divide between the left and right. Furman spoke with Bloomberg New Economy Edit...
3mins
Bloomberg
New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Warns Against Complacency

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Warns Against Complacency

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discusses social distancing and the current state of New York during the coronavirus pandemic.
8mins
Bloomberg
Coronavirus in the Developing World May Be the Biggest Looming Threat

Coronavirus in the Developing World May Be the Biggest Looming Threat

Michele Flournoy, former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, is worried the world is ignoring the chaos the coronavirus will unleash in Africa, Central America and parts of Asia. Flournoy spoke with Bloomberg New Economy Editorial Director...
2mins
Bloomberg
Cowen's Solomon Says the Most Violent Market Moves Have Already Been Seen

Cowen's Solomon Says the Most Violent Market Moves Have Already Been Seen

Cowen Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Solomon says the most severe moves in equities are behind investors and M&A fears may clear up over the next quarter.
9mins
Bloomberg
Credit Suisse Sees 'Guarded Optimism' in Markets

Credit Suisse Sees 'Guarded Optimism' in Markets

John Woods, chief investment officer of Asia-Pacific at Credit Suisse, discusses investor sentiment, market volatility amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the opportunities he sees.
7mins
Bloomberg
HSBC Dividend Halt Stirs Hong Kong Shareholders' Outrage

HSBC Dividend Halt Stirs Hong Kong Shareholders' Outrage

Simon Yuen, founder of Surich Asset Management, which is leading the HSBC Shareholders Alliance, discusses the bank's decision to scrap dividends. The alliance, which claimed to have the backing of 3,000 shareholders, made four demands including d...
7mins
Bloomberg
Posen: Policymakers Shouldn't Worry About Overdoing in Virus Fight

Posen: Policymakers Shouldn't Worry About Overdoing in Virus Fight

Adam Posen, a former Bank of England policy maker who now heads the Peterson Institute for International Economics, talks about President Donald Trump's criticism of the World Health Organization, and the administration's coronavirus stimulus. Pos...
5mins
Bloomberg
Nissan Preserving Cash With Aim to Rehire U.S. Workers, COO Says

Nissan Preserving Cash With Aim to Rehire U.S. Workers, COO Says

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta discusses the measures the automaker is taking amid the coronavirus outbreak. Gupta says Nissan is focused on preserving cash as it pledged to put thousands of furloughed U.S. employees back t...
8mins
Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs Sees Equities Falling Before `Strong Rebound'

Goldman Sachs Sees Equities Falling Before `Strong Rebound'

Goldman Sachs says equities have further to fall before a "strong rebound" driven by a 50% plus rise in corporate earnings in the U.S. and Europe, as well as an increase in dividend payouts.
4mins
Bloomberg
EU Fails to Agree on Virus Pandemic Recovery Plan

EU Fails to Agree on Virus Pandemic Recovery Plan

European Union finance ministers failed to agree on a strategy to mitigate the economic impact of the virus pandemic, prolonging a paralysis that casts doubt over the bloc's chances to weather the storm unscathed.
4mins
Bloomberg
India Cellphone Association Asked Streaming Firms to Cut Bit Rate

India Cellphone Association Asked Streaming Firms to Cut Bit Rate

Rajan Mathews, director-general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, discusses how the industry is coping with concerns over rise in Internet congestion amid the coronavirus outbreak.
9mins
Bloomberg
Fmr. Indonesian Finance Chief Basri on Government Measures, Economy

Fmr. Indonesian Finance Chief Basri on Government Measures, Economy

Former Indonesian Finance Minister Muhamad Chatib Basri discusses the measures by the government to fight the coronavirus outbreak and the outlook for the economy. Indonesia has vowed to do whatever it takes to limit the damage to Southeast Asia's...
6mins
Bloomberg