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POLL-Bullish bets on most Asian FX increase; short bets on rupee rise
2021-05-06 06:15
POLL-Bullish bets on most Asian FX increase; short bets on rupee rise
Investors increased long positions on most
Asian currencies, a Reuters poll found, as a firmly dovish U.S.
Federal Reserve and aggressive U.S. fiscal stimulus kept the
dollar under pressure, aiding prosp...
How Joe Biden's support for Covid vaccine patent waiver can boost fight against pandemic
2021-05-06 06:15
How Joe Biden's support for Covid vaccine patent waiver can boost fight against pandemic
Once the patent restrictions are waived off and the formula of the vaccine shared, several pharma companies which have required infrastructure and technology will be able to produce vaccine doses more...
Cowboy's improved C4 electric bike launches alongside first step-through model
2021-05-06 06:15
Cowboy's improved C4 electric bike launches alongside first step-through model
Cowboy 4 (left) next to step-through Cowboy 4 ST. | Image: Cowboy

Cowboy, maker of some of our favorite pedal-assisted electric bikes, is back with two new models for 2021. The Cowboy 4 is a complete ...
Russia Is Prepared To Disconnect From SWIFT Payment System: Foreign Ministry
2021-05-06 06:15
Russia Is Prepared To Disconnect From SWIFT Payment System: Foreign Ministry
Russia Is Prepared To Disconnect From SWIFT Payment System: Foreign Ministry

Via South Front,

Russia is preparing to depart from the international payment system SWIFT, Maria Zakharova, Russias Defense...
Stats Dept: Malaysia's Industrial Production Index surges 9.3pc in March, highest since July 2013
2021-05-06 06:15
Stats Dept: Malaysia's Industrial Production Index surges 9.3pc in March, highest since July 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 Malaysia's Industrial Production Index (IPI) surged 9.3 per cent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year, the highest recorded since July 2013, said the Department of...
Black Death to Covid-19: A look at the history of pandemics that ravaged the planet
2021-05-06 06:15
Black Death to Covid-19: A look at the history of pandemics that ravaged the planet
In the context of the current pandemic crisis (Covid 19) that has gripped the world, here are 5 of the worst pandemics and epidemics, dating from prehistoric to modern times...

https://www.financialexp...
Indian shares pare gains as coronavirus cases surge past 21 mln
2021-05-06 06:00
Indian shares pare gains as coronavirus cases surge past 21 mln
Indian shares trimmed early
gains on Thursday as a record surge in domestic coronavirus
infections fuelled worries that the second wave of the pandemic
could derail a nascent recovery seen in Asia's thir...
MICE players say tighter capacity limits 'a necessary step', bracing for further bumps ahead
2021-05-06 06:00
MICE players say tighter capacity limits 'a necessary step', bracing for further bumps ahead
SINGAPORE: It was slightly more than a month ago when authorities announced that capacity limits at large-scale business events here will be raised to 750 people.

This kicked in from Apr 24 and was che...
Uganda: Uncertain Future for LGBTQI Rights As Controversial Bill Is Passed
2021-05-06 06:00
Uganda: Uncertain Future for LGBTQI Rights As Controversial Bill Is Passed
[DW] The Sexual Offences Bill seeks to address a wide range of issues from rape to prostitution. But gay rights activists fear the new law amounts to a backdoor reintroduction of the discredited 2013 ...
Transport fleet of IAF airlifts critical O2 tankers; EU, the US and other countries send medical aid
2021-05-06 06:00
Transport fleet of IAF airlifts critical O2 tankers; EU, the US and other countries send medical aid
The transport fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew to four different locations outside India airlifting materials for fighting the surge in COVID-19 relief operation...

https://www.financialexpress...
ANALYSIS-Global rates volatility forces investor rethink on Asian bonds
2021-05-06 06:00
ANALYSIS-Global rates volatility forces investor rethink on Asian bonds
A pause in a broad selloff
in U.S. treasuries and other global bonds last month has given
foreign investors time to rethink their Asian holdings and shift
money to safer markets such as China, away from ...
Sanjiv Bhasin's stock picks for next 5 months; sees Nifty at 15,000, Bank Nifty near 34,250 by May-end
2021-05-06 06:00
Sanjiv Bhasin's stock picks for next 5 months; sees Nifty at 15,000, Bank Nifty near 34,250 by May-end
Indian share market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 have been witnessing volatility amid the second COVID-19 wave...

https://www.financialexpress.com/market/cafeinvest/sanjiv-bhasins-stock-picks-for...
Africa: A Cave Site in Kenya's Forests Reveals the Oldest Human Burial on the Continent
2021-05-06 06:00
Africa: A Cave Site in Kenya's Forests Reveals the Oldest Human Burial on the Continent
[The Conversation Africa] Africa is often referred to as the cradle of humankind - the birthplace of our species, Homo sapiens. There is evidence of the development of early symbolic behaviours such a...
MISC returns to black in Q1, net profit at RM429.8m
2021-05-06 06:00
MISC returns to black in Q1, net profit at RM429.8m
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 MISC Bhd has returned to the black in the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 (Q1), registering a net profit of RM429.80 million compared with a net loss of RM1.16 billion recorded ...
Health considerations are the most important factor for travel recovery: Vinay Malhotra, VFS Global
2021-05-06 06:00
Health considerations are the most important factor for travel recovery: Vinay Malhotra, VFS Global
In a post-COVID world, when travellers and governments will still be closely tracking the course of the infection in various countries, it is quite likely that health and safety concerns will take pre...
The Indian government has ordered its vaccine doses in fits and starts
2021-05-06 06:00
The Indian government has ordered its vaccine doses in fits and starts
Indias Covid-19 vaccination strategy is suffering for lack of forward thinking.Indias Covid-19 vaccination strategy is suffering for lack of forward thinking.After an initial order of nearly 15 millio...
'It's more personal' - Alvarez sends Saunders message in Texas
2021-05-06 05:45
'It's more personal' - Alvarez sends Saunders message in Texas
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez says Billy Joe Saunders' pursuit of him has made Saturday's Texas fight "more personal...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/56999903

#BBCNews
Cairn bonus move, Lyttle and large and the Texit dividend
2021-05-06 05:45
Cairn bonus move, Lyttle and large and the Texit dividend
Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk...

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/cairn-bonus-move-lyttle-and-large-and-the-texit-dividend-1.4556490

#irishtim...
Africa: Vaccinating Africa Against Covid-19 - Riding a Roller Coaster of Poor Information
2021-05-06 05:45
Africa: Vaccinating Africa Against Covid-19 - Riding a Roller Coaster of Poor Information
[The Conversation Africa] The story of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Africa is slowly unfolding, as more and more countries across the continent receive shipments of the long-awaited vaccines.....
EDB launches S$10 million programme to support companies venturing into new growth areas
2021-05-06 05:30
EDB launches S$10 million programme to support companies venturing into new growth areas
SINGAPORE: A new S$10 million programme will support large and established Singapore companies in venturing into new growth areas beyond their existing core businesses.

The Corporate Venture Launchpad ...
South Africa: Ousted Ruling Party Secretary General 'Suspends' Ramaphosa
2021-05-06 05:30
South Africa: Ousted Ruling Party Secretary General 'Suspends' Ramaphosa
[Daily Maverick] The ANC sent Secretary-General Ace Magashule a suspension notice on Monday. On the same day, Magashule informed President Cyril Ramaphosa that he would also be suspended from the part...
UPDATE 1-Cathay Pacific tests investor appetite for first U.S. dollar bond in 25 years
2021-05-06 05:30
UPDATE 1-Cathay Pacific tests investor appetite for first U.S. dollar bond in 25 years
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific
Airways Ltd is considering issuing its first U.S.
dollar bond in nearly 25 years, according to a term sheet seen
by Reuters...

https://www.reuters.com/article/cathay-pacific-bon...
End of the World Comedy 'Preppers' Now Filming in Australia
2021-05-06 05:30
End of the World Comedy 'Preppers' Now Filming in Australia
Production in and around Sydney, Australia has started on Preppers, a comedy series about the end of the world. Directed by Steven McGregor (Black Comedy),Preppersfollows ayoung Aboriginal woman whose...
Caitlyn Jenner Calls Donald Trump a 'Disruptor,' Says She Is 'All for the Wall' in Sean Hannity Interview
2021-05-06 05:30
Caitlyn Jenner Calls Donald Trump a 'Disruptor,' Says She Is 'All for the Wall' in Sean Hannity Interview
In her first television interview since announcing her gubernatorial run in California, Caitlyn Jenner talked with Fox News Sean Hannity about immigration, current Gov. Gavin Newsom and Donald Trump. ...
Booking Holdings (BKNG) Gets a Hold Rating from Oppenheimer
2021-05-06 05:30
Booking Holdings (BKNG) Gets a Hold Rating from Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jed Kelly maintained a Hold rating on Booking Holdings (BKNG) today. The companys shares closed last Wednesday at $2337.
The post Booking Holdings (BKNG) Gets a Hold Rating from Opp...
On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight
2021-05-06 05:30
On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight
India's large diaspora - long a boon to India's economy - is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left people t...
Stats Dept: Malaysia's services producer price index up 0.4pc in Q1
2021-05-06 05:30
Stats Dept: Malaysia's services producer price index up 0.4pc in Q1
KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 Malaysias services producer price index (SPPI) edged up 0.4 per cent to 110.2 in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) from 109.8 in the same quarter of 2020, said the Department of Sta...
Systematic Investment Plans: At no extra cost, get insurance up to Rs 50 lakh with mutual fund SIP!
2021-05-06 05:30
Systematic Investment Plans: At no extra cost, get insurance up to Rs 50 lakh with mutual fund SIP!
The insurance cover is in the form of term insurance and will be available as a group insurance policy...

https://www.financialexpress.com/money/mutual-funds/systematic-investment-plans-at-no-extra-cos...
Ajit Singh, former union minister and RLD chief, dies of COVID-19; PM Modi extends his condolences
2021-05-06 05:30
Ajit Singh, former union minister and RLD chief, dies of COVID-19; PM Modi extends his condolences
Expressing grief at the death of Ajit Singh, PM Narendra Modi said he was always dedicated to the welfare of farmers...

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/ajit-singh-former-union-minister-and-...
IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea
2021-05-06 05:30
IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea
The International Maritime Organizations Maritime Safety Committee meeting will convene online from 5-14 May 2021
The post IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea appeared first on The DCN.

THE u...
Allogene Therapeutics (ALLO) Gets a Buy Rating from Oppenheimer
2021-05-06 05:30
Allogene Therapeutics (ALLO) Gets a Buy Rating from Oppenheimer
In a report released today, Mark Breidenbach from Oppenheimer assigned a Buy rating to Allogene Therapeutics (ALLO), with a price target of $52.00.
The post Allogene Therapeutics (ALLO) Gets a Buy Rati...
JET engine flaws can crash IIS and SQL server say Palo Alto researchers
2021-05-06 05:15
JET engine flaws can crash IIS and SQL server say Palo Alto researchers
Claim SQL queries can gain status of native code execution thanks to unexpected remote DB access Black Hat Asia A trio of researchers from Palo Alto Networks has detailed vulnerabilities in the JET En...
China "Indefinitely" Suspends Economic Dialogue With Australia As Relations Continue To Deteriorate
2021-05-06 05:15
China "Indefinitely" Suspends Economic Dialogue With Australia As Relations Continue To Deteriorate
China "Indefinitely" Suspends Economic Dialogue With Australia As Relations Continue To Deteriorate

China on Thursday announced the "indefinite" suspension of all activity under a China-Australia Stra...
Antony Blinken: US will respond to reckless Russian acts
2021-05-06 05:15
Antony Blinken: US will respond to reckless Russian acts
The US would prefer a more stable and predictable relationship with Russia, Antony Blinken tells the BBC...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57002792

#BBCNews
Indian Railways readies 70,000 isolation beds in more than 4,400 Covid Care coaches
2021-05-06 05:15
Indian Railways readies 70,000 isolation beds in more than 4,400 Covid Care coaches
At present, 232 coaches have been handed over to various states as per their demand with a bed-capacity of over 4000 beds...

https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/indian-railways-rea...
India hits another grim record as it scrambles oxygen supply
2021-05-06 05:15
India hits another grim record as it scrambles oxygen supply
Infections in India have hit another grim daily record as demand for medical oxygen jumped seven-fold and the government denied reports that it's slow in distributing life-saving supplies from abroad....
Analysts Offer Insights on Healthcare Companies: Neurocrine (NBIX) and Fate Therapeutics (FATE)
2021-05-06 05:15
Analysts Offer Insights on Healthcare Companies: Neurocrine (NBIX) and Fate Therapeutics (FATE)
Theres a lot to be optimistic about in the Healthcare sector as 2 analysts just weighed in on Neurocrine (NBIX) and Fate Therapeutics ...
The post Analysts Offer Insights on Healthcare Companies: Neuro...
CME Group Closes Curtains On Most Open Outcry Trading Pits; Launches Micro Bitcoin Futures
2021-05-06 05:15
CME Group Closes Curtains On Most Open Outcry Trading Pits; Launches Micro Bitcoin Futures
Derivatives marketplace CME Group (CME) will not be reopening its physical open outcry trading pits, which have been closed since the onset of ...
The post CME Group Closes Curtains On Most Open Outcry...