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Reuters

Pfizer vaccine hopes lift world stocks; dollar, gold on the defensive
Markets

Pfizer vaccine hopes lift world stocks; dollar, gold on the defensive

  • The S&P 500 was up 20 points, or 0.6%, at 3,503.63, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 253 points, or 0.9%, to 28,744.49.
  • Shares of Pfizer added 3.1%. The US drugmaker said on Friday it could file for US authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with German partner BioNTech as early as late November.
Published 17 Oct, 2020 12:10am
US CDC reports 216,917 deaths from coronavirus
World

US CDC reports 216,917 deaths from coronavirus

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published 17 Oct, 2020 12:09am
US says 8pc Gulf offshore crude oil production remains shut after Delta
World

US says 8pc Gulf offshore crude oil production remains shut after Delta

  • The shut crude oil production on Friday is 146,866 barrels per day (bpd). Shut natural gas output slid to 6%, or 160.6 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd), BSEE said.
  • BSEE said Friday's report is the last it will provide for Hurricane Delta because of the small amount of production that remains shut.
Published 17 Oct, 2020 12:04am
Pompeo seeks reversal of 'provocative' North Cyprus move to reopen Varosha
World

Pompeo seeks reversal of 'provocative' North Cyprus move to reopen Varosha

  • Pompeo made the comments in a call with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, the Department said.
  • The Secretary expressed deep concern and noted such a move was provocative and inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 and not conducive to a return to settlement talks.
Published 17 Oct, 2020 12:00am