Stocks Open Higher, Bond Yields Rise Ahead of Biden Speech | Business News

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as investors look ahead to a speech later Thursday in which President-elect Joe Biden is expected to provide more details on the incoming administration’s plans for more help for the coronavirus-ravaged economy. The S&P 500 index was up 0.3% in the early going, and … Read more

China 2020 Exports up Despite Virus; Surplus Surges to $535B | Business News

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose in 2020 despite pressure from the coronavirus and a tariff war with Washington, boosting its politically volatile trade surplus to $535 billion, one of the highest ever reported. Exports increased 3.6% over 2019 to $2.6 trillion, an improvement over the previous year’s 0.5% gain, customs data showed Thursday. Imports … Read more

US Consulate a Turning Point for Disputed Western Sahara | Business News

By MOSA’AB ELSHAMY, Associated Press DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll up their nets and buyers shout bids in a sprawling auction warehouse. Nearby, turquoise waters lap wide, nearly empty Atlantic beaches and diners sip tea in … Read more

India to Start COVID-19 Vaccination Drive From Jan. 16: Government | World News

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will start its COVID-19 vaccination drive from Jan. 16 with priority given to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers, a government statement said on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness for COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday, it said. India hopes to inoculate 300 million of its 1.35 … Read more

UAE to Reopen All Entry Points With Qatar Following Gulf Dispute Thaw | World News

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will reopen all its land, sea and air entry points with Qatar starting Saturday, state news agency WAM reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia announced a breakthrough in ending a dispute between Gulf Arab states and Qatar at a summit on Tuesday, with its foreign minister saying Riyadh and … Read more

Pompeo Says U.S. Considering Sanctions on Those Involved in Arrests in Hong Kong | World News

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was considering sanctions and other restrictions on those involved in the arrest of over 50 people in Hong Kong. Pompeo made the comments late on Wednesday. Hong Kong police arrested 53 people in dawn raids on democracy activists on Wednesday in the biggest … Read more

Exclusive: Trump Signs Order Banning Transactions With Eight Chinese Apps Including Alipay | Top News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Source link