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A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage charges after authorities there found her partner was an Israeli citizen, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was released from prison in exchange for three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran's state broadcaster IRIB reported. Australia and Iran took more than six months to come to an agreement for a prisoner-swap deal for Moore-Gilbert, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Sydney Morning Herald said, citing unidentified sources.
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Donald Trump renewed his baseless claims of “massive” election fraud as he took questions for the first time since losing the vote. The US President angrily denounced officials in Georgia and Pennsylvania, two swing states that helped Joe Biden to victory. Speaking on Thanksgiving evening, Mr Trump described the officials as "enemies of the state" and claimed they were culprits in vote fraud.
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(Bloomberg) -- Asian equities were poised for a cautious end to the week as investors assessed valuations following the rapid rise in global stocks this month and the enduring pandemic in parts of Europe and the U.S. Oil retreated amid rising tensions with OPEC+ members.Australian shares began Friday with declines and futures slipped in Japan and Hong Kong, indicating the MSCI Asia Pacific Index will claw back some of this month’s 12% surge. S&P 500 contracts edged lower. Earlier, the spreading pandemic tempered gains in European stocks, while U.S. markets were closed. Bitcoin steadied after sliding almost 10% on Thursday.Even with three successful vaccines on the table, sentiment remains fragile as the virus toll continues to rise in Europe and the U.S., leading German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call on Europe’s ski resorts to close this winter. AstraZeneca Plc is likely to conduct a further global trial of its vaccine after current studies raised questions, CEO Pascal Soriot said in an interview. The task of vaccinating the world’s population is rife with logistical problems, all while the virus gains ground and economic recoveries wobble.“Vaccine optimism continues to stir momentum going into December that could confront a slowing economy and liquidity difficulties,” said Ben Emons, managing director for global macro strategy at Medley Global Advisors. “Yet, the expectation of a full reopening of the global economy remains firmly priced.”Political clarity has also driven risk assets this month, as President-elect Joe Biden continues his transition to power.President Donald Trump gave defiant Thanksgiving remarks at the White House Thursday, insisting falsely that he beat Biden and wavering on whether he would ever concede or attend Biden’s inauguration. He said if the electoral college confirms Biden’s victory, “they’ve made a mistake,” but that he would give up power and leave the White House.Global stocks remain on track for the best month on record, up 13%, and that’s lifted valuations to near the highest in about 20 years.Here are some key events coming up:U.S. stock market closes at 1 p.m. on Friday.The week ends with Black Friday, the traditional start of the U.S. holiday shopping season.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures dipped 0.2% as of 8:29 a.m. in Tokyo.Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 slid 0.5%.Hang Seng futures lost 0.2%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index declined 0.2%.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained less than 0.1%.The euro was little changed at $1.1910.The offshore yuan held at 6.5694 per dollar.The yen was at 104.26 per dollar.BondsAustralia’s 10-year yield remained at 0.91% in early trading.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude decreased 1.6% to $44.95 a barrel.Gold dipped 0.3% to $1,809 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.
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AstraZeneca is working with regulators to investigate a lower dosage of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine that performed better than a full dosage. That’s according to a spokesman for the company, who made the statement after its CEO was quoted as saying an additional global trial was likely - instead of adding the trial to an ongoing U.S. process. Asked about a Bloomberg report which quoted CEO Pascal Soriot, an AstraZeneca spokesman said : "As we communicated earlier this week, there is strong merit in continuing to further investigate the half-dose/full dose regimen." News of a likely additional trial comes as AstraZeneca faces questions about its success rate that some experts say could harm its chances of getting speedy U.S. and EU approval. Several scientists have cast doubts on results released Monday showing the experimental vaccine was 90% effective in a sub-group of trial participants who, by error initially, received a half dose followed by a full dose. AstraZeneca told Reuters earlier on Thursday that administering of the half dose had been reviewed and approved by independent monitors and the UK regulator. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may take longer though because the agency is unlikely to approve the vaccine based on studies carried out elsewhere, according to Soriot, especially given the questions over the results.
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Donald Trump claimed the US will begin delivering Covid-19 vaccines "next week and the week after" as he insisted the country had "rounded the curve" on the pandemic. The US president was addressing troops overseas in his annual Thanksgiving address, one of his few public appearances since the presidential election earlier this month. Mr Trump also committed to leaving the White House if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, the Democrat president-elect - the nearest he has come to a concession, as he took questions from reporters afterwards. "We are rounding the curve [on the virus]. The vaccines are being delivered - literally it will start next week and the week after," he said during his address. Mr Trump suggested that medical workers, other frontline staff and elderly people would be the first to receive the vaccinations. It is unclear which vaccine Mr Trump was referencing, or whether he was referring to a specific federal government policy for a vaccine distribution. Two US companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have so far announced that their vaccines are effective at protecting people against coronavirus. Earlier this week US government officials said the administration planned to distribute around 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine to Americans as soon as the jab received emergency approval from the federal government, expected to be around mid-December. Officials say that by the end of the year they expect to have enough doses of vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna to vaccinate around 20 million people. However, it is likely to be April before the vaccines are distributed to the wider American public. In his address on Thursday, Mr Trump praised the speed with which a vaccination had been created, saying "two companies already announced [successful vaccines]" adding that several others were "coming up soon". "Some people have called it a medical miracle," the president said adding that the hunt for a vaccination "could have taken four or five years". Speaking to reporters afterwards, Mr Trump also committed to leaving the White House if Mr Biden is certified the election winner by the Electoral College - the process by which presidents are elected - on December 14. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” Mr Trump added, insisting again that the "election was a fraud" without offering evidence of voting irregularities. However, Mr Trump appeared to suggest he still held hopes of retaining the presidency. Asked about his plans for his last Thanksgiving in the White House, he replied that it might be the “first one of a second term”.
Australia's second-largest state, once the country's COVID-19 hotspot, said on Friday it has gone 28 days without detecting any new infections, a benchmark widely cited as eliminating the virus from the community. The state also has zero active cases after the last COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital this week, a far cry from August when Victoria recorded more than 700 cases in one day and active infections totalled nearly 8,000. The spread of the virus was only contained after a lockdown lasting more than 100 days, leaving some 5 million people in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, largely confined to their homes.
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