Rolling updates on the latest developments and headlines from around the world on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The number of actively-operating oil rigs in the United States has fallen beneath lows not seen since the financial crisis as drillers cut back on activity after a plunge in demand for crude forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING - Top U.S. and Chinese trade representatives played down deep differences over the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic and said they would press ahead with implementing their "Phase 1" trade deal after an overnight phone call.
The Nasdaq turned positive for the year after a sharp rally on Thursday, led by an ongoing climb in FAANG and a surge in PayPal on upbeat guidance, while slowing weekly unemployment claims also lifted sentiment.
Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Personal & Household Goods, Oil & Gas and Software & Computer Services sectors led shares higher.