Researchers at the University of Richmond, Virginia have taught rats to drive.
Researchers at the University of Richmond, Virginia have taught rats to drive.
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BUDAPEST, Hungary— The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Hungary rose to an all-time high on Friday, prompting the government to tighten oversight over compliance with regulations to stem the spread of infections. Hungarian health authorities reported that 65 patients died over the past 24 hours, while the number of confirmed new cases jumped to 3,286 from 2,194 on Thursday. The government has not announced new restrictive measures despite the steep rise in infections but Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed Friday that authorities will hand out fines to everyone failing to wear a mask where required.
The president's son delivered a whopper during a Fox News interview.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will consult the market regulator and seek clarifications from Future Retail <FRTL.NS> and Reliance Industries <RELI.NS> about their $3.4 billion transaction, following Amazon's objection to the deal, an exchange source said. Amazon <AMZN.O> on Oct. 25 won an injunction from a Singapore arbitrator to halt Future's deal to sell retail assets to Reliance, arguing the Indian retailer group breached certain contract provisions it entered into last year in a separate deal with the U.S. firm. Amazon has now written to capital markets regulator SEBI, as well as the BSE and the National Stock Exchange, to put the deal on hold in light of the arbitration order, two separate sources said.
Retired British soccer player David Beckham, designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and their young family are set to be the subject of a £16 million ($20.6 million) fly-on-the-wall Netflix documentary. David Beckham's rise to fame will be documented through personal photographs and video footage of family celebrations and recollections from friends, family and […]
German media report that a fugitive former top executive of payment company Wirecard was an informant for the Austrian spy agency BVT. Munich-based Wirecard filed for protection from creditors in June after executives admitted that 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion) listed as being held in trust accounts in the Philippines probably did not exist. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily reported Friday that German federal prosecutors have evidence Marsalek was a source for the BVT agency.
(Bloomberg) -- Fresh concerns about the outlook for technology giants fueled a decline in stocks and U.S. equity-index futures on Friday. The yen strengthened.European shares opened lower, with miners among the biggest losers after Glencore Plc, the world’s biggest shipper of coal, reduced its production target for the third time this year. Nasdaq 100 contracts fell nearly 2% following a string of mixed reports from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. Shares tumbled across Asia, with stocks in South Korea and Japan faring worst.The S&P 500 had earlier bounced back a day after its biggest rout in four months, with investors encouraged by better-than-forecast economic data even as they kept a wary eye on growing coronavirus infections. Crude oil edged lower.Weakness in technology shares is adding to volatility that’s likely to remain elevated heading into next week’s U.S. election. Global equities are on course for the worst weekly decline since March as lockdown measures in some countries and the lack of an agreement on U.S. stimulus dent sentiment. New U.S. coronavirus cases topped 89,000, setting a daily record.“There is going to be more volatility ahead of the election,” Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial Inc., said on Bloomberg TV. “Over the weekend folks are going to be focused on Pennsylvania to see whether or not Biden is gaining there. The concern is if he gains a little bit, that may be one where you could actually look to a contested election.”Here are the main market moves:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index fell 1.4% as of 8:16 a.m. London time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index decreased 0.5%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index sank 1.3%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index dipped 1.1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The euro gained 0.1% to $1.1681.The British pound was little changed at $1.2933.The onshore yuan strengthened 0.3% to 6.697 per dollar.The Japanese yen strengthened 0.3% to 104.33 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries decreased less than one basis point to 0.82%.The yield on two-year Treasuries gained less than one basis point to 0.15%.Germany’s 10-year yield advanced two basis points to -0.62%.Britain’s 10-year yield gained two basis points to 0.241%.Japan’s 10-year yield jumped one basis point to 0.042%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude decreased 0.1% to $36.14 a barrel.Brent crude dipped 0.2% to $37.56 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.3% to $1,873.97 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.
(Bloomberg) -- The French and Spanish economies surged in the third quarter, a rebound that’s now being derailed by an intensifying pandemic and new government restrictions across Europe on businesses.Both France’s 18.2% jump in output and Spain’s 16.7% beat the median expectations of economists. But the bounce backs follow huge slumps in the previous three months, when activity came to a near halt amid efforts to contain the pandemic. Similar figures are due for Germany and the euro area later on Friday.More up-to-date indicators paint a far gloomier picture, and the bloc’s economy is now at risk of slipping back into recession. The European Central Bank has acknowledged the increasing danger and signaled it will pump more stimulus into the economy in December.Key Developments:ECB pushes governments to get on with spendingFrance says second lockdown will cut output by 15%FRANCE REACT: Strong rebound masks steep contractionaheadClick TECO for more of today’s main economic news. See BECO for analysis from Bloomberg Economics and click here to subscribe to our Supply Lines newsletter.Austrian GDP, French inflation (9 a.m. CET)The Austrian economy grew 11.1% in the third quarter following a 12.1% slump in the previous three months, deeper than previously estimated. In France, there was disappointing inflation news, with price growth stagnating in October. Euro-area data due later Friday is forecast to show the inflation rate in the 19-country bloc at -0.3%, below zero for a third month.Spanish economic growth rebounded after lockdown (9 a.m.)Spain’s third-quarter performance followed the lifting of a strict lockdown that sent GDP plunging almost 18% in the previous three months. The country is on track for one of the euro-area’s deepest contractions this year. It’s been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic because of its dependence on the now-suffering tourism industry, the relatively small size of its companies -- which leaves them financially vulnerable -- and difficulties in the labor market.ECB’s Holzmann urges look at all options (8:34 a.m. CET)ECB Governing Council member Robert Holzmann says it’s right to assume Lagarde signaled more stimulus, but a final decision will be made at the December meeting. He downplayed the effectiveness of another interest-rate cut and said the ECB may have to be innovative.“We put a lot of money on the table but inflation hardly moved,” he said on Bloomberg Television. “There is a rising recognition that quantity by itself doesn’t do the trick. You have to look more into the structure and see how this can be fine tuned.”German Retail Sales (8 a.m. CET)The closure of bars, restaurants and some stores across parts of Europe means domestic demand will take a big hit this quarter. That side of the economy was already looking a bit wobbly. German retail sales fell a bigger-than-expected 2.2% in September, while earlier figures showed French consumer spending dropped 5.1%, leaving it below its pre-crisis level.French GDP (7:30 a.m. CET)All parts of the French economy rebounded sharply, with a particularly strong surge in consumer spending to a level only 2.1% below the third quarter of 2019. The recovery in investment was less vigorous, reaching a level 5.1% below last year’s.The country will aim to limit the drop in economic activity during the country’s second lockdown -- starting Friday -- to 15%, half the decline recorded in the spring, according to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The government is reactivating a solidarity fund to help companies weather the crisis.Coming Up (all times CET):ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters (10 a.m.)German GDP (10 a.m.)German government updates economic forecasts (10 a.m.)Italian GDP (10 a.m.)Portugal GDP (10:30 a.m.)Euro-area inflation, GDP (11 a.m.)ECB policy makers Holzmann, Mersch, Visco, Guindos, Weidmann speakFor 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.
Industry regulator Ofgem said Nabuh Energy, Robin Hood Energy and Symbio Energy are unlikely to pay up by a final deadline on October 31.
China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will kick off its mega-shopping extravaganza "Singles Day" early this year, a move that will likely see a big jump in its sales as the easing of the country's COVID-19 pandemic drives an economic rebound. The tech giant will offer two check out periods - a new one from Nov. 1-3 and its traditional 24-hour shopping window on Nov. 11. This year's blitz is being watched as a barometer for how strong consumer appetite is rebounding in China, amid signs that a recovery in household spending has started broadening.
Dublin, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Kiranas - The Lifeline of ~$1Tn Indian Retail" company profile has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. 13 Mn Kiranas - The Backbone of the $1Tn Indian Retail SectorIndian retail economy is on a strong growth path to reach $1.3 Tn in the next 5 years; 13 Mn Kiranas form the backbone of this Retail in India. Kiranas have specially proved their resilience in the recent times of Covid on merits such as accessibility/reach, home delivery, localized experience, selling on credit, support from the govt. etc.These Kiranas have various business as well as financial needs such as inventory management to reduce cost of operations, transparency in pricing and newer revenue streams, effective support on Credit, Credit Management, GST support, Digital Payments and so on.To address these issues various business models have come up. While multiple eB2B models have come up on the fintech and retail side already who are trying to act as one stop shop for all Kirana needs, the interesting bit is the sector convergence happening with certain other B2C sectors.Driven by the above, Digital models will drive the 'Phygital' kiranas and enhance the potential of the channel to further bolster its role in the strong Indian $1Tn Indian Retail economy. Key Topics Covered: 1. Indian Retail Sector overview1.1. Retail market size (Forecasts for FY25)1.2. Retail market segementation by Organized & Unorganized1.3. Retail market segementation by product category1.4. Size of Kiranas in the Retail market2. Kiranas Overview2.1. Defining Kirana and its various classes2.2. Kirana segmentation by class and city tier2.3. Consumer buying journey analysis viz a viz other channels2.4. Why Kirana plays a critical role in Indian Retail3. Digital revolution of Kiranas:3.1. Need gap analysis for Kiranas3.2. Digital models addressing the need of Kiranas3.2.1. Fintech, eB2B retail, Hyperlocal & E-commerce models4. Appendix:4.1. Fintech4.1.1. Kiranas behaviour in Fintech4.1.2. Leading Fintech players digitizing Kiranas4.2. e-B2B Retail4.2.1. Digital models in e-B2B Retail4.2.2. Leading e-B2B players digitizing Kiranas For more information about this company profile visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/g6bmbu Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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Police have said the man suspected of killing three people in a knife attack at a Catholic church in the Mediterranean city of Nice on Thursday is a 21-year-old Tunisian who arrived in France earlier this month after coming to Europe on a migrant boat via the Italian island of Lampedusa. The suspected knifeman called himself "Brahim" when he was arrested and later claimed to be Brahim Aouissaoui. He arrived in France on 9 October, having crossed the Mediterranean to Lampedusa in September. Shot at least six times by police officers, the suspect is currently being treatedat Nice's Pasteur Hospital. His condition is described as extremely serious.France's anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said the attacker, identified as Brahim Aouissaoui, had a copy of the Koran, two phones and three knives when he entered the church in the centre of the Mediterranean city at around 8:30 am.He slit the throats of a 60-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man who worked at the church, and stabbed a 44-year-old woman who managed to flee but later died of her wounds.The victims were "people targeted for the sole reason that they were present in this church at that moment," Ricard said at a press conference late on Thursday.President Emmanuel Macron called it an "Islamist terrorist attack," and the government has placed its terror alert at maximum ahead of the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day on Sunday.Macron is holding an emergency meeting over the attack with top ministers Friday.Second suspect in police custodyPolice have since arrested a second man, believed to have been in contact with the suspected killer. The man now being questioned is 47 years old and appears to have been in contact with the chief suspect on Wednesday.'There will be other despicable acts'French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, on Friday warned that further terrorist attacks on French soil are to be feared."We are at war against an enemy who is both internal and external. We have to understand that, tragically, there have already been and there will be, other events similar to these absolutely despicable attacks."We are at war against islamist ideology," the minister explained in a radio interview, adding "France is a huge global target."
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The total number of people in the highest level of restrictions will be just over 11 million from Monday.
(Bloomberg) -- Gold headed for a third monthly drop -- the longest run since 2019 -- as investors favored the dollar as a haven in the final days before next week’s pivotal U.S. presidential election, a contest that coincides with a wave of coronavirus cases that’s ripping through the top economy and Europe.Uncertainty remains high before the Nov. 3 vote, lifting the dollar’s appeal as a safe asset over bullion. The spread of Covid-19 is intensifying in the U.S., where new cases topped 86,000 to set a fresh daily record, as well as right across Europe’s leading nations.Since hitting a record in August, gold’s advance has faltered, with prices losing their upward momentum as investors questioned whether bullion had risen too far, too fast. Still, holdings in exchange-traded funds remain close to an all-time high. The macro backdrop for gold remains favorable, and there could be more upside if Joe Biden beats Donald Trump to the presidency and Democrats take control of the Senate, Standard Chartered Bank has said.“From now to the election, we suspect the precious metals will be highly volatile,” James Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., said in a note. “Increases in risk-off sentiment tend to buoy USD, which weakens gold and silver. But we think this will only go so far. With Covid-19 concerns rising and the election coming, we think gold and silver will remain volatile, but will garner more support from safe-haven demand.”Spot gold was little changed at $1,870.29 an ounce at 7:29 a.m. in London, after closing on Thursday at the lowest since Sept. 25. So far this month, it’s lost 0.9%. Silver was little changed with platinum, while palladium advanced 0.7%. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 1.3% this week.On stimulus, there’s deadlock in the U.S. but the prospect of more action in Europe. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of pulling a “political stunt” by refusing to offer compromises. Meanwhile, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said there is “little doubt” policy makers will agree on a new package in December.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.
One-off costs included £1.45bn relating to fuel pricing bets and £249m relating to the 10,000 redundancies planned.
Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch in the 2030s, the defense minister said Friday. The next generation fighters, currently known as F-X, are part of Japan's upgrading of its aging fighter jet fleet as the country builds up its military capability to counter growing threats from China and North Korea. The next generation stealth jet will replace F-2s that Japan co-developed with the U.S. They are due to be retired around 2035.
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