Dow, S&P Futures Change Little After Historic Day on Wall Street

And positive news about coronavirus vaccines has boosted hopes that the USA and global economies could be on the path to normality next year. "Crude oil prices are trading at their highest levels since early March, supported by positive market sent... More..

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European Commission secures 80 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
by | Thursday, November 26, 2020

European Commission secures 80 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Some vaccines would require two doses to be effective. The European Commission has announced the approval of an Advanced Purchase Agreement for an initial 80 million doses of Moderna's mRNA vaccine being deve...More..

United Kingdom cuts foreign aid spending commitment, causing outcry
by | Thursday, November 26, 2020

United Kingdom cuts foreign aid spending commitment, causing outcry

It confirmed not just that the pandemic would hit the United Kingdom economy this year by the biggest amount in three centuries, 11.3%, but that Britain was set to be the hardest hit of all the G7 major indus...More..

CDC advises 'all people' to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk
by | Thursday, November 26, 2020

CDC advises 'all people' to avoid cruise ships, citing COVID risk

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working toward resuming operations", the company said, in a statement posted to its website. Following the event, two Congress members called on the CDC to re...More..

Oil price climb continues on Asian market strength
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Oil price climb continues on Asian market strength

AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70 percent effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90 percent effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that...More..

Sensex, Nifty, BSE, NSE, Share Prices, Stock Market News Updates November 25
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sensex, Nifty, BSE, NSE, Share Prices, Stock Market News Updates November 25

On the other hand, HDFC, Titan, Nestle India, Bharti Airtel, ONGC and Infosys were among the main laggards, shedding up to 1.47 per cent. Meanwhile European markets were trading in the green on vaccine opti...More..

Glove Factories Shuttered After Thousands of Workers Test Positive for COVID
by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Glove Factories Shuttered After Thousands of Workers Test Positive for COVID

The company has seen record profits this year as demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) surged around the world. In a stock exchange filing on Monday, Top Glove said that it had temporarily stopped ...More..

by | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Microsoft moves to makes flexible work standard for employees

Sources claim that Microsoft employees are still working from home as the company doesn't expect to open its U.S. offices until January 2021, at the earliest. "Moving forward, it is our goal to offer as much ...More..

Coronavirus: Queensland ends divisive border ban on Sydney
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Queensland ends divisive border ban on Sydney

But, finally, Sydneysiders will be able to make the journey north from Tuesday, December 1. The battle over the NSW-Queensland border continues. Victoria accounts for about 73 per cent of Australia's total ...More..

USA stocks gain after latest upbeat vaccine news
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

USA stocks gain after latest upbeat vaccine news

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of ...More..

Ottawa, Downing Street agree to $27 billion post-Brexit rollover trade deal
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ottawa, Downing Street agree to $27 billion post-Brexit rollover trade deal

According to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson , negotiators have been working to secure trade deals for the UK and would start work on a new, bespoke trade deal with Canada, the UK's eighth-biggest non-EU tra...More..

Third Vaccine Breakthrough Boosts Oil, Expectations High For Demand Recovery
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Third Vaccine Breakthrough Boosts Oil, Expectations High For Demand Recovery

Citing statistics, as possibilities of a further production cut from OPEC+ nation in an annual summit as early as by early-December, had been heightening up investors' morale further, the United Kingdom crude f...More..

Elon Musk Overtakes Sparring Partner Bill Gates As Second-Richest
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Elon Musk Overtakes Sparring Partner Bill Gates As Second-Richest

The top ten richest people in the world are: Jeff Bezos $182B, Elon R Musk $128B, Bill Gates $128B, Bernard Arnault $105B, Mark Zuckerberg $102B, Warren Buffett $86.8B, Larry Page $81.3B -$323M, Sergey Brin $...More..

Yellen appears to be the favorite to be named Biden's Treasury Secretary
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Yellen appears to be the favorite to be named Biden's Treasury Secretary

Now Bloomberg reports that Brainard has been asked to stay at the Federal Reserve and that progressives are pushing for Yellen to take over the Treasury. She doesn't have an easy job ahead of her. At the end ...More..

Janet Yellen set to become America's first female Treasury Secretary
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Janet Yellen set to become America's first female Treasury Secretary

And Yellen does appear to have that broad appeal. Yellen, who would be the first woman to serve in the role, served as chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018 under Presidents Barack Obama and Donal...More..

Covid Vaccination Will Be Required For International Travel, Says Qantas CEO
by | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Covid Vaccination Will Be Required For International Travel, Says Qantas CEO

Travelers are likely to require either an worldwide certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis (ICVP) or a digital health pass, possibly attached to their passport, which would prove that they had been inoculate...More..

India May Grant Serum Institute Emergency Use Authorisation For Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

India May Grant Serum Institute Emergency Use Authorisation For Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Serum Institute of India CEO also spoke about adding two more manufacturing facilities to allow the company to roll out 100 million doses. "So, they will get access to a price, which is similar to what Co...More..

G20 to back 'equitable' access to coronavirus vaccine
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

G20 to back 'equitable' access to coronavirus vaccine

The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre of a two-day summit under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia, which will hand the G20 presidency to Italy next month....More..

by | Monday, November 23, 2020

Apple Launches Iphone 12 Series With 5G Support

The iPhone 12 series is said to be powered by Apple's A14 Bionic chip and will run on iOS 14. Availability details of the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are yet to be revealed . Models in the USA...More..

White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month
by | Monday, November 23, 2020

White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

Companies like Pfizer and Moderna have been leading the charge on vaccinations for COVID-19, with Pfizer previously claiming their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective. "I really hope and look forward to seein...More..

G-20 Summit Opens With Calls For United Response To Pandemic
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

G-20 Summit Opens With Calls For United Response To Pandemic

High on the agenda are purchases and global distribution of vaccines, drugs and tests for low-income countries that can not afford such expenses themselves. "An worldwide treaty would help us respond more qui...More..

Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Ducati Panigale V4 SP unveiled with a 113hp engine

Ducati's updated Euro 5-compliant range now also includes the new SuperSport 950 as well as the Panigale V4 SP. The chassis and frame of the 2021 Ducati Supersport 950 models remain unchanged. Apart from ...More..

by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Google, Facebook allow employees to work from home till end of 2020

While Elon Musk is eager to see Tesla employees return to work as soon as possible, Facebook and Google have said they expect most of their employees to work from home for the remainder of 2020. Gopalakrish...More..

Secy Mnuchin asks Fed to return $455B of COVID relief funds
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Secy Mnuchin asks Fed to return $455B of COVID relief funds

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, chief policy officer Neil Bradley said the "surprise termination" of the programs would "prematurely and unnecessarily tie the hands of the incoming [Biden] administration, and ...More..

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class unveiled as new luxury flagship

The all-new providing sits on high of the S-Class line-up as its most luxurious iteration with extra rear legroom, extra creature consolation and extra opulence as effectively. Other luxury aspects include the ...More..

Trump Leaves G-20 Virtual Summit Before COVID Conference
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Trump Leaves G-20 Virtual Summit Before COVID Conference

Leaders of the 20 biggest economies (G20) are debating this weekend how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so that poorer countries are not left out as nations look for ways to ...More..

Apple pays R1.7 billion for slowing down old iPhones
by | Sunday, November 22, 2020

Apple pays R1.7 billion for slowing down old iPhones

Most users reported that they noticed the issue in group threads, either when someone responded to a message they hadn't seen or reacted to it, per reports on the issue on Apple's community forum . In Ma...More..

Capital needed for banking licence may be doubled if RBI accepts recommendations
by | Saturday, November 21, 2020

Capital needed for banking licence may be doubled if RBI accepts recommendations

For players such as Equitas and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, this could help bring in more value for investors and remove the need for double listing of the holding company and the bank. The central bank should ...More..

Gold dips as Mnuchin stems Fed's pandemic lending program
by | Friday, November 20, 2020

Gold dips as Mnuchin stems Fed's pandemic lending program

He said this would allow Congress to re-appropriate $455 billion to other coronavirus programs. Mnuchin said the programs are no longer needed, but the move goes against the Fed's desire to keep them going,...More..

Pfizer to file FDA coronavirus vaccine emergency approval Friday
by | Friday, November 20, 2020

Pfizer to file FDA coronavirus vaccine emergency approval Friday

An FDA advisory committee tentatively plans to meet December 8-10 to discuss the vaccine , a source familiar with the situation told Reuters , though the dates could change. On Wednesday, Pfizer said it had...More..