Coronation Street 60th anniversary
Coronation Street 60th anniversary
The Automotive Tires E-Retailing Market will grow by USD 7.59 bn during 2020-2024
CIA officer killed in Somali raid on suspected al-Shabaab bomb-maker. Unnamed American died alongside four Somali officers when extremists detonated a car bomb
Nearly 100 world leaders and several dozen government ministers are scheduled to speak at the U.N. General Assembly’s special session that opens Thursday to discuss the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic, which has claimed 1.5 million lives and shattered economies in both rich and poor countries. Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said when he took the reins of the 193-member world body in September that it would have been better to hold the high-level meeting in June. “With news of multiple vaccines on the cusp of approval, and with trillions of dollars flowing into global recovery efforts, the international community has a unique opportunity to do this right,” he said.
Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year. Apple announced Thursday that Ricch achieved the feat with his hit “The Box” and his debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.” Rappers dominated the Top 5 most-streamed albums on Apple Music, with Lil Baby’s “My Turn,” Pop Smoke’s “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake — LUV vs. The World 2” claiming spots two through four.
Black Lives Matter has topped this year’s ArtReview Power 100 list, marking the first time a movement has topped the annual ranking. Each year the magazine lists the most important individuals, groups and campaigns in contemporary art. Black Lives Matter (BLM) "has impelled and accelerated change at evert level" in the art world, the ArtReview said.
Thursday’s front pages feature a wealth of reaction to the UK approving a coronavirus vaccine.
Gold rose to an over one-week high on Thursday as the dollar weakened on hopes of coronavirus vaccine roll-outs, while investors also weighed the possibility of more U.S. stimulus. Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,835.37 per ounce by 0402 GMT. Stimulus talks, especially over a bipartisan agreement, will support gold in the short term as it would weaken the U.S. dollar, said Michael Langford, executive director at corporate advisory and consultancy firm AirGuide.
Covid quarantine hotel staff won't be banned from other sites, NSW premier says. Gladys Berejiklian won’t delay Monday’s easing of coronavirus restrictions or ban quarantine hotel staff from working elsewhere despite new Covid case
(Bloomberg) -- Global stocks paused at all-time highs amid a muted start to equity trading in Asia, as investors assess renewed optimism over U.S. stimulus talks and vaccine approval. Treasury yields ticked up and the dollar remained near a more than two-year low.Chinese and Japanese shares underperformed, while European and U.S. equity futures fluctuated after the S&P 500 closed at another record. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for immediate talks and said a bipartisan $908 billion aid proposal should be the foundation for negotiations. The U.K. approved the Covid vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.Elsewhere, Australia’s 10-year yield briefly climbed through 1%. Oil edged lower. The pound clawed back some of Wednesday’s losses seen when the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reportedly told envoys the outcome of any deal is still too close to call.After vaccine breakthroughs fueled record monthly gains for global stocks, investors are turning some of their attention to bonds. One of the year’s biggest spikes in Treasury yields on Tuesday has spurred speculation about the potential impact of rising rates on stocks and corporate debt.“The market has almost immediately priced in a better-than-expected 2021, particularly in the second half and that’s what we are seeing here, and on the yield curve as well,” Alicia Levine, chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management, said on Bloomberg TV. “The message here really is that better days are ahead and that dips and consolidations are eminently buyable.”Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that there was no rift between the central bank and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the sunsetting of emergency lending programs. The U.S. House cleared legislation that would impose restrictions on Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges.These are some key events coming up:The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.German factory orders for October are due Friday.Here are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures were little changed as of 1:47 p.m. in Tokyo. The gauge rose 0.2% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index was flat.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.6%.Shanghai Composite slid 0.1%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.5%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures were flat.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1%.The yen was at 104.45 per dollar.The offshore yuan slipped 0.1% to 6.5491 per dollar.The euro bought $1.2119.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 0.94%.Australia’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.99%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude slipped 0.3% to $45.17 a barrel.Gold rose 0.2% to $1,834.61 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was remanded into custody on Thursday after being charged with fraud, the latest in a string of prosecutions brought against high-profile Beijing critics and democracy campaigners. Lai, 73, is the owner of Hong Kong’s best-selling Apple Daily, a popular tabloid that is unashamedly pro-democracy and fiercely critical of authorities.Lai and two of the firm’s executives—Royston Chow and Wong Wai-keung—face fraud charges that court documents say are related to the paper’s offices allegedly being used for purposes not permitted by the building’s lease.Police raided Apple Daily’s headquarters in August and arrested a string of senior company figures, including Lai, on suspicion of “collusion with foreign forces” under a vaguely worded new national security law that Beijing imposed on the city.None has so far been charged with any national security breaches.But Victor So, the magistrate overseeing Thursday’s hearing, is from a group of judges selected by Hong Kong’s chief executive to try such cases.So denied Lai bail but granted it to Wong and Chow, setting the next court date for April.The decision means Lai faces months behind bars as police continue their investigation.A clampdown has gathered pace in Hong Kong since China imposed its sweeping security law in June, with opposition politicians disqualified and dozens of activists charged or investigated.On Wednesday, three prominent young democracy campaigners—including Joshua Wong—were jailed for taking part in last year’s democracy protests.Lai is also being prosecuted for his alleged part in those rallies in a separate case.The crackdown has provoked outrage in the West and fear for millions who last year took to the streets to protest communist China’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city.Beijing says stability and order has been restored and has dismissed the huge crowds that protested as a foreign plot to destabilise China.Critics say Beijing has shredded the freedoms and autonomy Hong Kong was promised ahead of its handover by Britain.Lai has long said he fears authorities want to shutter his newspaper, one of the few local outlets still willing to vocally take on Beijing.In Chinese state media, he is routinely cast as a traitor and “black hand”.“I’m prepared for prison,” Lai told AFP in an interview two weeks before the security law was imposed.“I’m a troublemaker. I came here with nothing, the freedom of this place has given me everything. Maybe it’s time I paid back for that freedom by fighting for it,” he added.Prosecutors have tried bringing cases against him in the past.He was acquitted in September of intimidating a reporter from a rival pro-government newspaper.The corruption watchdog also dropped a case against him over political donations to pro-democracy supporters after four years of investigations.Authorities deny targeting Apple Daily or Lai and say police are simply enforcing breaches of the law.(AFP)
The Blues sealed top spot with their win in Spain.
The Red Devils now need a point in Leipzig to reach the last 16.
The Red Devils need to avoid defeat in Germany next week to go through.
Tesla’s stock price has risen 600% in 2020 and made entrepreneur world’s second richest man
Giroud grabbed his chance as he scored four in the Blues’ rout of Sevilla.
A group of U.S. states is investigating Facebook over concerns it wields too much power. Reuters sources say the states, led by New York, plan to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week over potential antitrust violations. It's not clear what will be in the lawsuit, but Facebook has previously been accused of stifling competition by buying small potential rivals at a premium. These include Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not respond to requests for comment, but he has previously argued that the company has a range of competitors. He's also defended the acquisitions, saying he helped smaller tech firms grow into powerhouses. According to a source, more than 40 states are planning to sign onto the lawsuit against Facebook. U.S. tech firms have faced increasing scrutiny over their size and power in recent years. If confirmed, this complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet's Google in October for antitrust violations, accusing it of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals.
Australia cannot walk away from its free trade agreement with China, Labor says. Shadow trade minister Madeleine King accuses Coalition of failing to build deep ties on the ground
President Vladimir Putin tells health officials to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that Russia has produced close to two million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine. The announcement comes on the day Britain approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for a rollout starting next week.
The Water Soluble Polymers Market will grow by USD 11.60 bn during 2020-2024
Bright future for Belgian national team thanks to Van Aert and Evenepoel