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Reuters

UK shopper numbers down 10.9pc last week as lockdowns bite
World

UK shopper numbers down 10.9pc last week as lockdowns bite

  • On Jan. 4, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system.
  • Springboard said footfall was down 14.6% in shopping centres, 11.5% lower in high streets and down 5.8% in retail parks.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 05:07pm
Neville steps down as England women's team manager
Sports

Neville steps down as England women's team manager

  • Former Manchester United and England defender Neville, 43, has been talking to David Beckham's Inter Miami and is expected to become their next manager.
  • The FA said in a statement it would appoint an interim head coach to lead the Lionesses until Sarina Wiegman.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 05:01pm
FIFA rejects Atletico appeal on Trippier ban
Sports

FIFA rejects Atletico appeal on Trippier ban

  • FIFA then placed an embargo on the ban on Jan. 2 following an appeal by Atletico.
  • Trippier missed two La Liga games due to the ban but returned and provided an assist in last Tuesday's 2-0 win over Sevilla which kept Atletico top of La Liga.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:57pm
Norway to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, keep others
World

Norway to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, keep others

  • Although the measures seem to be working, and the infection rates are somewhat lower, the situation is still uncertain.
  • Bars and restaurants are however still banned from serving alcohol until further notice.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:56pm
Dollar at 1-month highs as markets eye Biden's FX policy; euro slips
Markets

Dollar at 1-month highs as markets eye Biden's FX policy; euro slips

  • With US markets shut for a holiday on Monday and Joe Biden set to be inaugurated as the next US president on Wednesday.
  • "I would expect differences in fiscal stimulus to be a driving force for relative performance of currencies this year as it is directly linked to the economic recovery story.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:48pm
Russian wheat export prices jump ahead of tax launch
Markets

Russian wheat export prices jump ahead of tax launch

  • Moscow is trying to curb domestic food inflation triggered by the COVID-19 crisis by introducing a range of grain export taxes.
  • Russian wheat with 12.5% protein loading from Black Sea ports for supply before mid-February was at $298 a tonne free on board (FOB) at the end of last week.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:46pm
Will exhaust all means to protect pandemic-hit medical system: Japan PM Suga
World

Will exhaust all means to protect pandemic-hit medical system: Japan PM Suga

  • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday his government will take all possible measures to protect the country’s medical system, as hospitals creak under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Suga this month issued a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:10pm