Covid-19

How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

 How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

As the world is battling its once-in-a-hundred-years deadly contagion in the form of COVID-19 pandemic, the people are eagerly awaiting its end. The question on the end of the pandemic is on the mind of many people. But no one can give a definitiv...

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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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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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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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