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Most Canadians could get COVID-19 vaccine by Sept if all goes well: PM Trudeau
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Most Canadians could get COVID-19 vaccine by Sept if all goes well: PM Trudeau

  • Canada is in the middle of a second wave of the virus and daily cases regularly hit record highs despite increasing efforts by the 10 provinces to clamp down on businesses and curb gatherings.
  • "We're in some of the toughest days of this pandemic," said Trudeau, describing the expected arrival of the vaccines as a light at the end of the tunnel.
Published 28 Nov, 2020 12:26am
Brazil govt deficit shrinks to 3.6bn reais in October, smallest this year
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Brazil govt deficit shrinks to 3.6bn reais in October, smallest this year

  • It was the second-largest October shortfall on record behind 2015, but significantly less than the 19.15 billion reais deficit economists in a Reuters poll had forecast.
  • That is more than 10 times the January-October deficit last year of 63.9 billion reais, the Treasury said.
Published 27 Nov, 2020 12:07am
Brazil treasury issues record $32.6bn debt in October
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Brazil treasury issues record $32.6bn debt in October

  • With the government requiring large amounts to fund its pandemic-fighting emergency support and income transfer programs.
  • We have always been sure, and now we are even clearer that we have prudential levels of cash.
Published 26 Nov, 2020 12:09am
US officials plan to release 6.4mn COVID-19 vaccine doses in first distribution
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US officials plan to release 6.4mn COVID-19 vaccine doses in first distribution

  • The officials had previously said they anticipate 40 million doses will be distributed by year end, a number they reiterated on Tuesday.
  • Pfizer Inc last week filed for the first US emergency use authorization (EUA) of a COVID-19 vaccine after releasing data that showed it was 95% effective at preventing the illness in a large, Phase III trial.
Published 25 Nov, 2020 12:24am
President Trump permits GSA to begin transition process
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President Trump permits GSA to begin transition process

  • On Monday, the Administrator of the General Services Administration authorized President-elect Joe Biden to begin a formal transition process, a strong indication that the president’s last-ditch efforts to overturn the results of the election were finally coming to an end.
Updated 24 Nov, 2020 12:53pm
When key U.S. states have to finalize election tallies
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When key U.S. states have to finalize election tallies

  • The normally little-noticed process by which individual states certify the results of U.S. elections is receiving extra attention this year as outgoing President Donald Trump tries to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Published 23 Nov, 2020 07:42pm
World Bank warns G20 against doing too little to tackle debt problems
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World Bank warns G20 against doing too little to tackle debt problems

  • Malpass said he was pleased by progress made by the Group of 20 major economies on increasing debt transparency and providing debt relief to the poorest countries.
  • Debt reduction and transparency will enable productive investment, a key to achieving an earlier, stronger and more lasting recovery.
Published 22 Nov, 2020 12:48am
US CDC reports 253,600 deaths from coronavirus
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US CDC reports 253,600 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 22 Nov, 2020 12:38am