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European Equities Jump, DAX Rises Towards New Record,Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged,Stocks in Denmark Hit All-time High,Singapore Stocks Rise 0.5%,British Futures Higher on Biden’s Optimism,European Shares Seen Higher as Biden Sworn In,Little Action Expected from the ECB in January

European Equities Jump, DAX Rises Towards New Record,Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged,Stocks in Denmark Hit All-time High,Singapore Stocks Rise 0.5%,British Futures Higher on Biden’s Optimism,European Shares Seen Higher as Biden Sworn In,Little Action Expected from the ECB in January

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Business, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, USA, World Bank, World Health Organization
European Equities Jump, DAX Rises Towards New RecordEuropean stocks traded comfortably higher Thursday, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 climbing above the 14,000 level and moving closer to an all-time high hit two weeks ago, while other major indices gained between 0.4% and 0.8%. Investors across the world hoped for more stimulus after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president, paving the way for the approval of a massive $1.9 trillion aid spending plan in the coming days. Traders in Europe also awaited the outcome of the ECB monetary policy meeting later today as they seek the ECB's views on euro strength and on how much of its emergency stimulus "envelope" it might spend. Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy UnchangedThe Bank Indonesia kept its key 7-day reverse repurchase rate unchanged a...
Philippines Stocks Down 0.7%

Philippines Stocks Down 0.7%

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank, World Health Organization
The PSE Index lost 48 points or 0.7% to 7,151 in early trade on Wednesday, as investors were cautious about local coronavirus cases, with local governments rushing to set up their respective COVID-19 vaccination centers. Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte will be given the virus vaccine once it becomes available in the Philippines, but he will be vaccinated behind closed doors. Risk sentiment was also dragged by adverse events from virus vaccination centers across the world. California’s health department said several people at a center in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions to Moderna's virus vaccine. Meantime, Norway is investigating the deaths of 23 elderly patients who had received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Market participants showed a muted response to reports...
German Covid Cases Hit 2.05M

German Covid Cases Hit 2.05M

COVID-19, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
Germany reported 11,369 new coronavirus cases and 989 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to 2.05 million and 47,622, respectively, according to data released by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. The number of daily cases seemed to be decreasing in recent days, but authorities remained concerned about new variants that appear to be more contagious. German chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of the German states are expected to announce today an extension and a tightening of the current partial lockdown until mid-February. Elsewhere in Europe, the COVID infection rates remains high, with the UK announcing 37,535 new cases as of Monday, and Spain reporting 84,287 infections since Friday, the biggest weekend increase since the beginning of the pandemic....
Hajjar: New project to be designed for enhanced dates sector production chain competitiveness and hence increased exports and jobs

Hajjar: New project to be designed for enhanced dates sector production chain competitiveness and hence increased exports and jobs

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, Busoga Kingdom, Egypt, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
 First ever international virtual exhibition for Madinah dates organised under Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS)JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January 19, 2021/ -- Under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Governor of the Madinah Province, the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), will organize, in the period 6-8/6/1442 (19-21/1/2021), the "International Virtual Exhibition for Madinah Dates" under the Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States (AfTIAS), which is supervised by ITFC.The virtual exhibition aims to promote trade and investment in ...
Rwanda Closes All Schools In Capital Kigali Due To Surging COVID-19 Infections

Rwanda Closes All Schools In Capital Kigali Due To Surging COVID-19 Infections

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
With immediate effect, all Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools (public and private) will be closed in the City of Kigali, the Ministry of Education announced on Sunday evening, January 18, 2021. The Ministry said that remote learningis highly encouraged and boarding students will remain in their respective schools and will continue to receive essential services. The directive, the Ministry said, is meant to further contain the spread of Covid-19, especially in the City of Kigali. “All other schools outside of the city of Kigali will continue teaching and learning activities, respecting Covid-19 prevention measures,” a communique signed by the minister said. The above guidelines will be reviewed in two weeks upon health assessment.
NIGERIA: Buhari, Osinbajo, Others To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV

NIGERIA: Buhari, Osinbajo, Others To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, Nigeria, World Health Organization
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other Nigerian leaders are expected to receive their COVID-19 vaccines on live tv. The executive director and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib revealed this on Thursday when he disclosed plans were already in the pipeline to make this happen. Shuaib who spoke in Abuja during the regular media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 noted that the act will be in compliance with what has been obtainable in other countries of the world where leaders receive the vaccine in public view. He noted that this will not only promote awareness but also encourage others to believe in the process and safety of the vaccine.
world covid 19 tracker live today

world covid 19 tracker live today

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Health Organization
Cases location total cases new cases cases/1M people deaths Worldwide87,161,708542,39911,2091,882,643 United States21,334,427238,99964,737360,946 India10,374,93218,0887,626150,114 Brazil7,810,40056,64836,957197,732 Russia3,250,71323,95522,15258,706 United Kingdom2,774,47960,91641,76276,305 France2,676,19520,28039,89865,915 Turkey2,270,10114,49427,30021,879 Italy2,181,61915,37536,21376,329 Spain1,982,54423,70042,09251,430 Germany1,814,56518,34921,82336,757 Colombia1,702,96616,83534,47644,428 Argentina1,662,73013,79037,00043,785 Mexico1,466,49011,27111,586128,822 Poland1,330,5437,59634,66929,502 Iran1,255,6206,11315,06855,748 South Africa1,127,75914,41019,18830,524 Ukraine1,117,2565,62526,67819,929 ...
Zimbabwe: Government Bans Physical Meetings, Cuts Workforce to 30%

Zimbabwe: Government Bans Physical Meetings, Cuts Workforce to 30%

AFRICA, COVID-19, World Health Organization
Government has suspended face-to-face meetings in the public service to ensure the safety of its employees and trimmed its workforce to 30 percent as the fight against Covid-19 intensifies. This comes as 34 people died yesterday, while 1 365 cases were recorded. Harare recorded 777 of the new cases. This was announced by the Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Dr Jenfan Muswere during an update on the Level Four lockdown that began yesterday. The lockdown was announced by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care on Saturday with Acting President Kembo Mohadi giving policy direction on the implementation of the lockdown on Sunday. Dr Muswere said the Public Service Commission (PSC) had streamlined to ...
Man City confirm more coronavirus cases

Man City confirm more coronavirus cases

COVID-19, premier league, Sports, World Health Organization
Manchester City confirmed three more cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with goalkeeper Scott Carson, teenage midfielder Cole Palmer and a member of staff testing positive. City were without six other players for their Premier League victory at Chelsea on Sunday following positive tests. "Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one member of staff have tested positive for Covid-19," the club said in a statement. "Both personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK government protocol on quarantine." With first-choice goalkeeper Ederson one of the other players already isolating, Carson's positive test leaves City short of options for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final against Manchester United. Zack St...
World Covid-19 tracker: Latest cases and deaths by country.

World Covid-19 tracker: Latest cases and deaths by country.

AFRICA, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
Reported cases and deaths The figures below are based on data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. These numbers are updated every 15 minutes but may differ from other sources due to differences in reporting times. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow our live coverage. LocationCases...per 100K peopleDeaths...per 100K peopleUnited States20,823,3456,365353,621108India10,356,844766149,85011Brazil7,753,7523,702196,56194Russia3,226,7582,23358,20340United Kingdom2,713,5634,08175,431113France2,655,9153,96565,04997Turkey2,255,6072,74021,68526Italy2,166,2443,58575,680125Spain1,958,8444,19251,078109Germany1,796,2162,16635,74843Colombia1,686,1313,39644,18789Argentina1,648,9403,70643,63498Mexico1,455,2191,153127,757101Poland1,322,9473,48329,16177Iran1,2...