Iraqi officials voiced readiness after over 50 days to reopen the Shalamcheh border crossing in the southern Iraqi province of Basra in the upcoming week.
Shalamcheh border to reopen next week: Iraqi official
Gross domestic product data showed that India's economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two years in the March quarter as the coronavirus pandemic weakened already declining consumer demand and private investment.
India's economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter
Australia's biggest state in economic terms said on Friday the coronavirus pandemic could cost it as much A$20 billion ($13.3 billion) in lost revenues over the next four years, underscoring the urgency to revive the country's stuttering economy.
Australia's New South Wales state warns of COVID-19 budget toll
South Korea's factory output plunged by the most in more than a decade in April from a month earlier, as the coronavirus pandemic hit exports, data showed on Friday.
South Korea’s factory output posts sharpest drop in over decade in April amid virus epidemic
The UK government will start tapering its furlough scheme from August by forcing those employers taking part to pay 20 percent of workers’ wages as well as covering their national insurance and pension contributions.
UK to taper furlough scheme, forcing employers to pay 20% of wages
Japan's factory output slid faster-than-expected and retail sales tumbled the most in more than two decades in April, as the coronavirus pandemic wrecked both foreign and domestic demand for the country's autos and other manufactured goods.
Japan's factory, retail sectors slump as pandemic hits auto sector

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