Asian stocks set to rise as focus shifts to China’s PMI, bond yields

Asian stocks set to rise as focus shifts to China's PMI, bond yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, as global financial shares retraced some of their recent losses, driven in part by higher bond yields, and investors awaited a closely watched Chinese factory activity survey. While Wall Street ended lower as yields weighed on tech shares, financial stocks rose, their […]

Holidays abroad this summer unlikely for most Britons, scientist warns

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By Sarah Young. LONDON (Reuters) – Holidays abroad are “extremely unlikely” for most Britons this summer due to the risk of importing new variants of COVID-19, a scientist who advises the government said on Saturday, leaving airlines and travel companies bracing for a second lost peak season.

Venezuela will not authorise AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to ‘effects on patients’


AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. A nurse holds a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine before administering it to a tourist resort employee north of Port Louis, Mauritius, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021. Three tourist hotels have been selected as vaccination centers as the Indian ocean island kicks its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Sumeet Mudhoo/L’express Maurice via AP)