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106107Macau Jobless Rate Rises to 1.9%3/28/2020 5:37:38 PM"The unemployment rate in Macau increased to 1.9 percent in December 2019-February 2020 from 1.7 percent in the previous three-month period, as the number of unemployed rose by 700 to 7,500. Meanwhile, employment fell by 2,200 to 390,900 mostly in the construction sector and restaurants & similar activities. The labor force participation rate was 70.5 percent."MacauUnemployment RateMACACAOUNETRATE/macau/unemployment-rate
106105Jamaica Holds Interest Rate at 0.5%3/27/2020 11:03:00 PM"The central bank of Jamaica kept the benchmark interest rate steady at 0.50 percent at its 27 March 2020 meeting. Regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the central bank announced a series of measures: with effect from 19 March 2020, the CB temporarily increased the limit on the foreign currency net open positions of authorised dealers by 5 percentage points; with effect from 18 March 2020, the Bank removed the limit on the amounts that deposit-taking institutions (DTIs) can borrow overnight without being charged a penal rate, and the Bank commenced a bond buying programme where we will purchase GOJ securities on the secondary market from financial institutions which hold these instruments."JamaicaInterest RateJAMAICAINTTRATE/jamaica/interest-rate
106104"Coronavirus Cases in US Surpass 100,000"3/27/2020 10:59:00 PM"The number of people infected with the Covid-19 in the United States surpassed 100,000 late Friday afternoon, with New York becoming the epicenter of the pandemic in the country and reporting more than 44,000 infections with hospitalizations. Meanwhile, President Trump signed a massive $2.2 trillion relief package aiming to support households and businesses hurt by the coronavirus crisis. Globally the count of people with the virus approached 600,000, with Italy reporting the second-most cases with more than 86,000 and China reporting more than 81,000. Italy has the most deaths with over 9,000, followed by Spain, China, Iran, France and the US."United StatesCoronavirus CasesUSCOVIDCT/united-states/coronavirus-cases
106103Moody’s Lowers South Africa’s Rating to ‘Ba1’3/27/2020 10:29:00 PM"Moody’s Investors Service cut on Friday 27 March 2020 South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to ‘Ba1’ from ‘Baa3’ and maintained the negative outlook, citing as key driver behind the revision the continuing deterioration in fiscal strength and structurally very weak growth, which Moody's does not expect current policy settings to address effectively. Standard & Poor's credit rating for South Africa stands at BB with negative outlook. Fitch's credit rating for South Africa was last reported at BB+ with negative outlook."South AfricaCredit Rating/south-africa/rating
106102Fitch Downgrades UK’s Credit Rating to ‘AA-’3/27/2020 10:25:00 PM"Fitch Ratings cut on Friday 27 March 2020 the United Kingdom’s sovereign credit rating to ‘AA-’ from ‘AA’ and assigned a negative outlook, citing as trigger behind the downgrade a significant weakening of the UK's public finances caused by the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and a fiscal loosening stance that was instigated before the scale of the crisis became apparent. Standard & Poor's credit rating for the United Kingdom stands at AA with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last set at Aa2 with negative outlook. DBRS's credit rating for the United Kingdom is AAA with stable outlook."United KingdomCredit Rating/united-kingdom/rating