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UK lateral flow tests can spot up to 90% cases, says study 
Covid-19

UK lateral flow tests can spot up to 90% cases, says study 

Summary Researchers at the University of Oxford spotted 90 per cent of the cases with the rapid lateral flow test. But these results stood true only when devices were used by trained medical sta...

  • January 21, 2021 09:50 AM GMT
  • Team Kalkine
FTSE 100 likely to open slightly higher as GBP gains strength
Market updates

FTSE 100 likely to open slightly higher as GBP gains strength

UK stock markets are likely to open a tad higher on Thursday, 21 January, tracking the upbeat Asian equities and Wall Street finishing on a positive footing after Joe Biden was sworn in as the new US President. Further, the Great Britain pound (GBP) ...

  • January 21, 2021 09:08 AM GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Kiwi Chris Liddell withdraws from race to head OECD after landing into controversies
World News

Kiwi Chris Liddell withdraws from race to head OECD after landing into controversies

Expat New Zealander Chris Liddell backed out of the race to head the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Lidell, who was a former US President Donald Trump’s nominee, had announced on Tuesday that he was withdrawing h...

  • January 21, 2021 07:18 PM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
England’s lockdown has failed to lower the virus transmission rate
Covid-19

England’s lockdown has failed to lower the virus transmission rate

Summary PM Boris Johnson had imposed the third lockdown in England beginning 5 January.  A study conducted by the Imperial College shows no evidence of a decline in the R rate during the first 10 days of the lockdown. The R rate was ...

  • January 21, 2021 07:52 AM GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Biden signs order for US to rejoin Paris climate accord
World News

Biden signs order for US to rejoin Paris climate accord

Hours after taking oath as the President of the United States on Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that the US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement. In one of his first actions in the White House, Biden signed an executive order that will see the U...

  • January 21, 2021 03:16 PM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
Trump a no-show as Biden swears in as US president
World News

Trump a no-show as Biden swears in as US president

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, taking over reins from outgoing President Donald Trump. Biden, 78, is the oldest president in US history. Earlier, Biden had served as Vice President under for...

UK & European Markets’ Ended in Green; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Traded at All-time Highs
Market updates

UK & European Markets’ Ended in Green; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Traded at All-time Highs

US Markets: Broader indices in the United States traded in green - particularly, the S&P 500 index traded 54.09 points or 1.42 per cent higher at 3,853.00, Dow Jones Industrial Average Index expanded by 264.47 points or 0.86 per cent higher at 31...

UK’s annual consumer price inflation rises in December
Economy

UK’s annual consumer price inflation rises in December

  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) data for December 2020, which stated that the 12-month inflation rate rose to 0.6 per cent from a value of 0.3 per cent during the previous month. &n...

  • January 21, 2021 02:24 AM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
How has Superdry managed to run its operations despite the temporary closure of some stores?           
Consumer Stocks

How has Superdry managed to run its operations despite the temporary closure of some stores?           

Summary Superdry Plc had reported a decline of 23.4% year-on-year in its revenue during H1 FY21 ended on 24 October 2020. The Company had demonstrated a loss of 38% store days during the 11-week period ended on 09 January 2021. The Company had...

International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG) to acquire Air Europa
Consumer Stocks

International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG) to acquire Air Europa

Summary International Consolidated Airlines Group is expected to buy Spanish airlines, Air Europa for €500 million The pandemic has resulted in 50 per cent reduction in the price of Air Europa to €500 million The aviation sector ...

  • January 20, 2021 03:13 PM GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Stocks Surge As Jack Ma Resurfaces After 3 Months
World News

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Stocks Surge As Jack Ma Resurfaces After 3 Months

Chinese business magnate Jack Ma finally reappeared in the public eye on Wednesday, January 19, after months of speculation about him missing since slamming the Chinese government back in October. A clip* of Mr Ma delivering a speech at the online...

  • January 21, 2021 01:43 AM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
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