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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

 Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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COVID-19: A week that wreaked havoc in Australia

COVID-19: A week that wreaked havoc in Australia

Highlights The country saw 32% jump in the weekly cases. Thursday witnessed the highest number of cases reported by the country since the pandemic’s onset. Almost two-thirds of the country have now been vaccinated – at least with o...

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How is New Zealand gearing up for vaccine passports by December this year?

How is New Zealand gearing up for vaccine passports by December this year?

Highlights New Zealand has received another shipment of Pfizer vaccines from Spain. Next large vaccine consignment is to arrive in October, thereby ensuring enough doses for all the eligible Kiwis across the country. The NZ vaccine passport to...

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Lockdown to end soon? NSW inching closer to 70% vaccination milestone

Lockdown to end soon? NSW inching closer to 70% vaccination milestone

Highlights  NSW will start reopening the state after three months of COVID-19 lockdown. Australia is set to start vaccine passport services within weeks. Airline stocks continue to be battered. Australia’s most populous provinc...

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COVID-19 upturn stalls reopening of Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand

COVID-19 upturn stalls reopening of Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand

The reopening of Australia NZ travel bubble has received another setback after New Zealand’s Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins brushed off the possibility of resuming quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia in the near future....

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How feasible is travel ban amidst Australian tourism woes

How feasible is travel ban amidst Australian tourism woes

Highlights  Australia has extended its international travel ban until mid-December, intending to fully vaccinate 80% of its adult population by then.  Export revenue from international education plunged 28% in one year, according to A...

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Asia Pacific markets close in green

Asia Pacific markets close in green

Highlights Most APAC markets began the week on a positive note. Australia recorded an unprecedented surge in fresh COVID-19 cases. Investors are keeping track of Meituan results. Asia Pacific shares on Monday closed mostly in the green, w...

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COVID-19: NSW records highest ever single-day tally

COVID-19: NSW records highest ever single-day tally

Highlights  New South Wales has reported the highest number of single day infections. Most cases in the country are locally transmitted. NSW mulls to open up pubs, cafes, and restaurants once 70% of the population is vaccinated. Aust...

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Asia Pacific markets mixed; all eyes on Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

Asia Pacific markets mixed; all eyes on Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

Asia-Pacific shares were trading mixed on Friday as investors remained guarded ahead of the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole symposium where Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be speaking. In Australia, the benchmark ASX200 pared early losses o...

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APAC markets start the week on a high, major indices surge 2%

APAC markets start the week on a high, major indices surge 2%

Equity markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region were rallying on Monday morning after the Hong Kong markets bounced back from last week’s bearish trend. By Monday afternoon, the benchmark Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong was trading 1.78% higher,...

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How is NZ's COVID-19 vaccination process progressing amid the Delta outbreak?

How is NZ's COVID-19 vaccination process progressing amid the Delta outbreak?

Highlights  New Zealand is struck by the deadlier version of COVID-19, the Delta variant, with the greatest number of cases coming from Auckland followed by Wellington. Currently, under alert level 4 lockdown, the NZ Government held a conf...

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