Covid-19

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

 Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

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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 reporte ...

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Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Highlights The FBI has commenced declassifying the files on 9/11 terror attack. The declassifying of the documents coincided with the 20th anniver ...

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APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

Highlights  China, Japan markets have outperformed other markets. COVID-19 continues to weigh heavy on Aussie equities. The KOSPI has been t ...

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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 ...

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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 w ...

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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 brushe ...

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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 b ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 wher ...

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