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Syria's health ministry denies local report on Chinese vaccine arrival
World

Syria's health ministry denies local report on Chinese vaccine arrival

  • Al Watan newspaper had reported earlier on Wednesday that vaccinations of healthcare workers would start on Thursday but it did not specify the quantity of vaccines that had arrived or the type.
  • All what was mentioned in some media .... about the arrival or the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine will be clarified tomorrow in detail.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:18pm
EU bets on data to prepare for climate change impacts
World

EU bets on data to prepare for climate change impacts

  • As European Union countries attempt to eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they will still face decades of climate-related impacts, locked in from previous years' emissions.
  • If we step up work on adaptation today, we can make the EU and the planet much better prepared for the unavoidable changes we will face tomorrow.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:08pm
Germany approves COVID home tests to ease way out of lockdown
World

Germany approves COVID home tests to ease way out of lockdown

  • The government expects such tests will cost it up to 810 million euros ($985 million) a month for 30 million to 45 million tests.
  • In England, volunteers and police have handed out COVID-19 testing kits to try to halt the spread of a highly infectious variant that originated in South Africa.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:00pm
South Korea's KOCOPIA bought about 60,000 tonnes corn
Markets

South Korea's KOCOPIA bought about 60,000 tonnes corn

  • It was bought in one consignment for arrival in South Korea around May 20. Seller was believed to be trading house Viterra.
  • Shipment was between March 25 and April 15 if sourced from the US Gulf or April 15 and May 5 if sourced from the US Pacific Northwest coast.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:57pm
Turkish lira extends decline after gov't defends past policies
Markets

Turkish lira extends decline after gov't defends past policies

  • The lira weakened as far as 7.1840 and stood at 7.17 against the US currency at 1200 GMT, compared to a close of 7.11 on Tuesday.
  • "Some are sure that he will be appointed energy minister but Erdogan will decide. There are also those in the party that say this is not possible," the official told Reuters.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:54pm
Swiss industry calls for extension to short-time work scheme
Business & Finance

Swiss industry calls for extension to short-time work scheme

  • The maximum period for short-time work compensation needs to be raised to 24 months," said Martin Hirzel, president of Swissmem.
  • Swissmem said annual orders for its members fell by 6.5% in 2020 compared with a year earlier, while sales fell 9.8%. The number of people working in the sector fell by 2% to 319,300.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:51pm
India renames world's largest cricket stadium after PM Modi
Sports

India renames world's largest cricket stadium after PM Modi

  • The name change to the Narendra Modi Stadium was unveiled at the 132,000-seat venue formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat, where India are playing England in the third match of a four-game test series.
  • "World's largest stadium dedicated to the world's largest personality!," Priti Gandhi, a BJP spokeswoman, said in a tweet.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:50pm
Higher share trading tax clouds outlook for Hong Kong exchange
Markets

Higher share trading tax clouds outlook for Hong Kong exchange

  • The announcement sent shares in Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) down 11%. Its shares closed down 8.8% at HK$509, the biggest daily percentage fall in five-and-a-half years.
  • The city's budget deficit is expected to hit a record HK$257.6 billion ($33.2 billion) for 2020/21.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:44pm
Fisker to collaborate with Foxconn on electric vehicle project, shares jump
Business & Finance

Fisker to collaborate with Foxconn on electric vehicle project, shares jump

  • As part of the deal, codenamed "Project PEAR" (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution), Foxconn will manufacture the vehicles at projected annual volumes of more than 250,000.
  • It marks the latest move by Foxconn, a major Apple Inc supplier, into autos. Foxconn has previously signed similar deals with Chinese startup Byton and automaker Fiat Chrysler in January.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:42pm
Indian shares surge in glitch-ridden session as banks gain
Markets

Indian shares surge in glitch-ridden session as banks gain

  • The NSE Nifty 50 index ended 1.86% higher at 14,982.00, while the S&P BSE Sensex rose 2.07% to 50,781.69.
  • The top three boosts to the Nifty 50 were financial and banking stocks, which surged in extended trading, pushing the Nifty private bank index higher by 3.9%.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 06:40pm