Covid vaccines


Market looks past Trump fuss, virus strains

Market looks past Trump fuss, virus strains

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets climbed on the confidence that vaccine rollouts and stimulus programmes across the world would fire up the global economy – looking past US President Donald Trump’s objections to Congress' latest coronavirus relief bill.Investor confidence was also fuelled by a sense that Britain and the European …

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Stimulus, vaccine progress lifts sentiment

Stimulus, vaccine progress lifts sentiment

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets roared back on more positive news on the vaccine front while the improving chances of a further US stimulus package also lifted sentiment.A report by the US Food and Drug Administration said the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE is …

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Asian markets mixed after new highs on Wall Street

Asian markets mixed after new highs on Wall Street

(ATF) Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday following a record surge on Wall Street amid a spurt of relief when it was confirmed that US President-elect Joe Biden could begin his transition to take power in the White House. Investors were also cheered by Biden's plan to nominate former Federal …

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Sentiment buoyed by waves of vaccine news

Sentiment buoyed by waves of vaccine news

(ATF) Hong Kong: Investors were emboldened by growing signs that a vaccine is inevitable and imminent with expectations the US central bank could announce more supportive measures after returning unused funds to the US Treasury.AstraZeneca said in a statement its Covid-19 vaccine could be around 90% effective and a US …

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G20 leaders vow to help poor nations get Covid vaccines

G20 leaders vow to help poor nations get Covid vaccines

(ATF) Leaders of the world's biggest economies have vowed to help poor countries get fair access to Covid-19 vaccines."We will spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members’ commitments to incentivise innovation," the leaders said in a joint statement. "We recognise the …

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China fears 'one last act of Trump madness'

China fears 'one last spell of Trump madness'

(ATF) Chinese state media informed its citizens on the weekend that Democratic candidate Joe Biden had won the seat of Pennsylvania and secured more than 270 Electoral College votes – the amount needed to win the US election – and will thus become the 46th president of the United States, …

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