Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut has the latest from London.
Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut has the latest from London.
People aged 45 and under have been invited to come forward and book their vaccine appointments.
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), will host Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, for a webinar titled "A Hopeful Spring: Vaccine Successes and Outlook" on Wednesday, April 14. Dr. Jha will share his perspective on the global COVID-19 pandemic, including an update on vaccine distribution in the U.S., vaccine hesitancy in the population and the latest virus variants.
The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 added new challenges to publicly traded life/annuity (L/A) insurers and led to a 31% drop in net income to $14.3 billion, according to a new AM Best special report.
Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Rhode Island, was appointed to the post at a trustees meeting on Monday night. H will succeed David Dooley, who has led the state's flagship university since 2009.
Liberty Latin America selects MATRIXX Digital Commerce as part of their digital evolution to 5G in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Sentar will support NIWC Pacific in functional work areas including innovative science and technology research, concept development, and more.
Transaction Network Services (TNS) today announced that Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") (Nasdaq:SHEN) – a leading provider of fiber-optic services in the Mid-Atlantic region – has chosen TNS Call Guardian for its robocall mitigation services, continuing a nearly three-decade partnership between the two companies.
(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine and Russia ratcheted up their rhetoric as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Brussels to discuss the escalating tensions with his European partners.Meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Russia, which has amassed tens of thousands troops near the two nations’ border, is threatening to destroy his country. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia poses no threat and urged Ukraine’s Western allies to stop it carrying out “provocative actions.”The region is on edge over a Russian military buildup in recent weeks around the conflict that began after President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea in 2014. With Putin’s intentions unclear, the fear is that even a low-level skirmish could reignite more serious fighting. The war over the status of two breakaway regions in Ukraine’s east has already cost more than 13,000 lives.“Russia has to understand that Ukraine belongs to the world of democracies, to the Western world -- this is the very clear message NATO can send to Russia,” Kuleba said. “Ukraine isn’t part of the Russian world and will never be considered as such.”NATO joined the Group of Seven nations and the European Union in calling for Russia to de-escalate.“These large-scale troop movements, without prior notification, represent threatening and destabilizing activities,” G-7 and the EU said. “We call on Russia to cease its provocations and to immediately de-escalate tensions.”Blinken warned at the weekend of consequences if Russia acts recklessly or aggressively. The Kremlin, which accuses its neighbor of planning a new military offensive to regain control of the Russian-speaking Donbas region, called the U.S.’s deployment of warships to the nearby Black Sea “extremely provocative.”“Any threat only reinforces our conviction that we’re conducting the right policy,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. “We’re just defending our interests and the interests of our citizens, the Russian-speaking population.”Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu later said Russia’s actions are also a response to “threats” by NATO, which Ukraine hopes to join. He did, however, hint at an easing of tensions to come, saying some military readiness checks will end in the next two weeks.Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow, said the “war scare” is likely over, but that frayed nerves may remain for some time. “The high level of tension in the region is now the new normal,” he said Tuesday in a report.Ukraine rejects suggestions it’s planning an offensive and is urging more Western sanctions growing if Putin makes a move to tighten control over the breakaway regions.Meanwhile, diplomacy continues to avoid a resumption of the large-scale fighting a 2015 peace accord ended.Before Blinken met Kuleba Tuesday, he promised discussions this week on Ukraine’s “Euro-Atlantic aspirations,” reaffirming the U.S. “stands firmly behind” the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.In Berlin, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told his opposite number that the U.S. will station an additional 500 troops in Germany -- a message “that we support NATO in the fullest extent.”But without the prospect of a Western military response, Russia won’t be deterred from moving against Ukraine, according to James Sherr, a senior fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia, who’s advised governments on Russia’s defense strategy.“Sanctions don’t offer any significant deterrent,” he said. “The incentive to use military force rises when they perceive their opponent is weak and there’s no one standing behind them.”Concern over fresh sanctions did manage to send the ruble to its lowest level against the dollar since November last week. Ukrainian assets suffered too: the yield on the government’s dollar bond due 2026 reached its highest since November.(Updates with Russian defense minister, analyst, Blinken starting in ninth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures steadied alongside bonds as investors assessed the latest inflation reading in the world’s largest economy.Contracts on the S&P 500 erased losses that followed news the U.S. recommended pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccines amid health concerns. Consumer prices rose more than expected last month but investors speculated the acceleration was not fast enough to warrant any Federal Reserve policy change. That kept Treasury yields largely in place.J&J shares fell in premarket trade as officials started an investigation into a link from its shot to rare and severe blood clots, while rivals Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. advanced.“This is a setback and it’s going to make people nervous,” Sebastien Page, a multi-asset strategist at T. Rowe Price, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “But the destination is Covid off. We’ve had 100 million doses already so in our portfolios we remain positioned for the recovery trade.”Fund managers across the world now see inflation, a taper tantrum and higher taxes as bigger risks than Covid-19, according to the latest Bank of America Corp. survey.Although policymakers at the Federal Reserve expect a bump in consumer prices to be short-lived, many traders disagree, with fears of faster CPI playing out across duration-heavy assets from bonds to tech stocks.The Treasury plans to auction 30-year bonds Tuesday after sales of three- and 10-year notes attracted decent demand Monday.Meanwhile, Bitcoin jumped to an all-time high as the mood in cryptocurrencies turned bullish before Coinbase Global Inc. goes public. Oil traded near $60 a barrel.Some key events to watch this week:Banks and financial firms begin reporting first-quarter earnings, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Economic Club of Washington hosts Fed Chair Jerome Powell for a moderated Q&A on Wednesday.U.S. Federal Reserve releases Beige Book on Wednesday.U.S. data including initial jobless claims, industrial production and retail sales come Thursday.China economic growth, industrial production and retail sales figures are on Friday.These are some of the main moves in financial markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index were little changed at 1:51 p.m. London time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.1%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.2%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index was little changed.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The euro jumped 0.1% to $1.1924.The British pound declined 0.1% to $1.373.The onshore yuan was little changed at 6.547 per dollar.The Japanese yen strengthened 0.1% to 109.27 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries climbed less than one basis point to 1.67%.The yield on two-year Treasuries rose less than one basis point to 0.17%.Germany’s 10-year yield jumped less than one basis point to -0.29%.Japan’s 10-year yield dipped less than one basis point to 0.107%.Britain’s 10-year yield declined less than one basis point to 0.788%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 1% to $60.27 a barrel.Brent crude increased 1% to $63.92 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.3% to $1,738.03 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- An Egyptian court allowed the ship that blocked the Suez Canal last month to be seized after a request from the waterway’s operator, which is demanding $900 million in compensation, according to local media.A court in the city of Ismailia granted the request regarding the Ever Given vessel at the behest of the Suez Canal Authority, state-run Ahram Gate reported on its website. The report did not say who the SCA wants compensation from.The move underscores the legal complications following the container vessel’s grounding on March 23, which led to the canal being closed for almost a week and roiled shipping markets. Logjams are expected to continue in the coming weeks at major ports such as Singapore and Rotterdam because of disruptions to schedules, according to supply-chain data provider project44.The SCA has said compensation is needed to cover losses of transit fees, damage to the waterway during the dredging and salvage efforts, and the cost of equipment and labor. It has calculated that it missed out on about $15 million of transit fees each day.Calls placed to the SCA weren’t answered.A spokesman for the Ever Given’s owner, Japan-based Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., declined to comment on compensation while discussions with the SCA are underway. The company said the crew is still on board the ship, which is now in the Great Bitter Lake, about halfway along the canal.The charterer, Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corp., said in an email it hadn’t received any information from the ship’s owner about a court order.(Updates with comment from Evergreen.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Kyruus announces partnership with athenahealth to enable seamless online provider search and scheduling self-service capabilities for health systems
All of the top four sides rounded off their time at Wakefield with the perfect double-header weekend as Team Bath, Manchester Thunder, Loughborough Lightning and Wasps all came away with six points out of a possible six in the Vitality Netball Superleague.
The delayed trial of Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, charged with forgery in an alleged Kuwaiti coup plot, is now set to open in August. The correctional court in Geneva has scheduled the trial for eight days starting on Aug. 30, three weeks after the Tokyo Olympics close. Sheikh Ahmad was in court on Feb. 22 when the case was adjourned because one of the five defendants, Hamad al-Haroun, did not have a lawyer.
Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. The anti-poverty organization is announcing the musical event — “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” — with the goal of enlisting corporations and philanthropists to raise $22 billion for global vaccinations. The concert, which airs May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube, will also showcase the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.
Acceleration of roadmap follows better than expected Covid data
Wilshire, a leading global financial services firm, today announced that it has been selected as an investment advisor fiduciary for a new in-plan target date series with guaranteed income for life called "Income America 5ForLifeTM." In this role, Wilshire is responsible for recommending and monitoring the various components of the solution including the underlying funds, insurance providers and glide path manager.
Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that David Whitley has joined its senior leadership team as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Matt Fischer, who has taken on the role of President and Chief Operating Officer.
Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI) announced today the issuance of United States Patent # 10,953,113. The patent claims a quick (5 min), easy and quantitative conversion of commercially available 18F-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) to 18F-Fluroglucaric acid (18F-FGA).
Netflix wants to get tykes clicking into their favorite TV shows and movies faster: The streamer is launching a redesigned kids profile on connected TVs to prominently feature characters from their most-watched titles right on home screen. It’s an effort by Netflix to engage kids more immediately, by using a visual language they grasp more […]
Zara Tindall and princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are among Philip’s eight grandchildren.