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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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Crude oil marks worst run in four months as COVID-19 hits demand outlook

Crude oil marks worst run in four months as COVID-19 hits demand outlook

Crude oil prices are witnessing their worst run in about four months as concerns about the softened demand have resurfaced in the global oil market. The prices of Brent Crude Oil Futures for October 2021 have crashed 9.3% in the current month as the...

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Shopping trends in a post-pandemic environment: Any takers on NZX

Shopping trends in a post-pandemic environment: Any takers on NZX

It’s been almost two years since the monster pandemic has spooked the entire world, affecting almost every walk of life. One sector, which was hugely impacted by the pandemic was the retail sector. Earlier, during the pre-Covid times, the re...

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APAC markets open mixed ahead of RBA decision

APAC markets open mixed ahead of RBA decision

The equity markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region traded mixed on Tuesday morning as investors are keenly looking out for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s latest monetary policy decision. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.34% in early...

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What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

Summary Vaccination has been a game-changing tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 3.6 billion people have been successfully vaccinated across the globe. Rising concerns about vaccine safety have triggered countless challenges...

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What’s new on the COVID-19 vaccine front in NZ?

What’s new on the COVID-19 vaccine front in NZ?

  • July 23, 2021 02:53 PM NZST
  • Roma

While the vaccine rollout has picked up pace across the world, there are new developments being witnessed in terms of side effects and implications of different brands. It was recently found that Pfizer’s vaccine may carry the risk of heart i...

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Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

In May, when India hit the second wave peak, the world hoped that the virus might have been gone for good. But the tenacious virus seems to have another plan. The virus can beat any mobile phone maker fair and square, when it comes to upgrades. The v...

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Are these the 10 best COVID-19 vaccines in the world right now?

Are these the 10 best COVID-19 vaccines in the world right now?

  • July 21, 2021 07:06 PM NZST
  • Manika

Summary  There are 10 main companies ahead in the race for COVID-19 vaccines More than 100 companies are in the preclinical stage The vaccines reflect different levels of efficacy According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the...

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COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

The fears about a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic are still weighing heavy on Olympics 2020, as officials didn’t rule out the eleventh-hour cancellation. More and more athletes have started testing positive for the virus, and sponsors have...

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Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Summary The UK government has announced easing of almost all COVID-19 restrictions. Experts have sounded alarm on Britain’s unlock strategy, calling it a threat to the world and a potential ground for the emergence of COVID-19 variants th...

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APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

The equity markets in the Asia Pacific region seem to have thwarted the bears that gripped the markets on Friday. The regional indices opened in green on Monday morning as investors have started monitoring the COVID-19 situation locally. In Japan,...

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