Uncertainty over Japan's economic outlook is "extremely high" as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption, central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession.
The head of Japan's Komeito party, the junior partner in the coalition government, said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes, Kyodo news agency said.
New York state, epicenter of America's coronavirus crisis, set another single-day record of COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as veteran doctors and nurses voiced astonishment at the speed with which patients were deteriorating and dying.
New York's efforts at social distancing are working to get the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the state reported an additional 779 deaths, a record high for a second day, the Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
Political leaders will evaluate the restrictions, as Boris Johnson spends a fifth day in hospital.
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay on beyond the November U.S. presidential election, regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term, five sources told Reuters.
China's first test of travel demand after its coronavirus outbreak was the Qingming festival last weekend, but rather than hopping on a plane or train, Shan Mingyu and five of her family drove to a resort town close to her eastern home of Yixing.
China released new measures on Wednesday to try and prevent asymptomatic "silent carriers" of coronavirus from causing a second wave of infections, as the country reported another modest rise in new confirmed cases.
Your morning briefing for Thursday 9 April 2020.
The Bank of Japan cut its economic assessment for all of the country's nine regions in a quarterly report released on Thursday, underscoring the broadening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
A California retail developer claims the state's coronavirus lockdown was an act of God that prevented it from completing a $4.2 million property acquisition, asking a court to prevent owner Exxon Mobil Corp from selling to any other buyers.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell - one of the key architects of the unprecedented effort underway to shield the U.S. economy from the coronavirus outbreak - may shed more light on the Fed's assessment of the still-unfolding crisis in a live webcast on Thursday morning.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks likely totaled a staggering 15 million as tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak abruptly ground the country to halt, which would cement views the economy was in deep recession.
Thursday's papers suggest the UK is set for weeks more of restrictions in the fight against coronavirus.
Australian police said on Thursday they have taken the "black box" of a cruise ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus in Sydney, as part of a homicide investigation into the country's deadliest infection source.
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte tells the BBC EU leaders need to rise to the challenge of the pandemic.
OPEC and Russia meet on Thursday to try to agree to record oil output cuts but their efforts to address the slump in prices wrought during the coronavirus pandemic have been complicated by mutual animosity and the reluctance of the United States to join the action.
Global automakers reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating efforts to restart factories from Wuhan to Maranello to Michigan, using safety protocols developed for China and U.S. ventilator production operations launched in recent weeks.
Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted.
Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser as safety and privacy concerns about its fast-growing video-conferencing app drive a global backlash against the company.
In New York City, an intensive care nurse treated patients for three days after she started displaying symptoms of COVID-19 - but couldn't get a test from her hospital. In Georgia, a nurse was denied a test after treating an infected patient who died.
The body of a great-grandson to Robert F. Kennedy was recovered from Chesapeake Bay off the Maryland coast on Wednesday, two days after he went missing with his mother while riding in a canoe, the New York Times reported.
Asian shares rose on Thursday on hopes the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures, while expectations of an oil production cut agreement bolstered crude prices.
People surging unmonitored over borders in a volatile part of the world has sparked dire warnings.
Dominic Raab's been criticised for his comments on Boris Johnson's coronavirus, but is this fair?
Disney's new video streaming service almost doubles its subscription base during coronavirus lockdowns.
Leading journalists remember Paul Lambert - known as "Gobby" - as a central character at Westminster.
Statistics show people from ethnic minorities have been hard hit by coronavirus in the US, but what about the UK?
The industry is struggling to keep up with demand as shoppers turn to baking amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Staff say their lives are being put at risk because of demands they return to work next week.
The coronavirus epidemic is threatening the UK's organ transplant programme, experts warn.
Students away from universities shut down by coronavirus want to stop paying rent.
A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.
The BBC’s Frank Gardner shows how he’s keeping fit during the UK's coronavirus lockdown measures.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted to pupils and thanked teachers at a Lancashire school.
The CEO of a social care firm says there is a surge in demand for live-in carers due to coronavirus.
Some dairy farmers are throwing away thousands of litres amid supply chain disruption due to coronavirus.
Other coronaviruses are sensitive to the seasons.
The cruise line industry faces a long journey back from the coronavirus pandemic.
Eggheads quizmaster Jeremy Vine is here to improve your quizzing.
The spread of coronavirus has shut down entertainment venues but for these dancers the show goes on.
Was 1984 more influential than 1982? Streaming statistics from the BPI suggest it might have been.
Campaign for Countering Digital Hate says social networks are "missing a trick" combating the issue.
Linda Tripp, who disclosed Bill Clinton's White House affair with Monica Lewinsky dies, aged 70.
Chelsea in advanced talks for Coutinho, Man Utd linked with Rodriguez, Besiktas want Hart, plus more.
Premier League players launch a "collective initiative" to help generate funds for the National Health Service
Brothers Kieran and Lucas and their dad Sean tell BBC Sport about their 'Goals of the Century' video recreating famous football goals that has been viewed six million times online.
Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.