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Dow Jones hits 30,000 as Wall Street bets on 2021 bounce

The technology-heavy Nasdaq is trading just around 12,000 points after crossing 10,000 for the first time in June, while the S&P 500 has soared 65% since crashing to a more-than-three-year low in March.

The rise from 29,000 to 30,000 took the Dow about 10 months.

China economic activity can return to reasonable range in 2021: Premier Li Keqiang

Beijing will allow consumption to play a "guiding role," while investment will play an "effective role," he added.

China this year unveiled a "dual circulation" strategy to cut its dependence on overseas markets and technology in its long-term development, a shift brought on by a deepening rift with the United States.

Twin blasts in Afghan province of Bamiyan killed 14 people, injured 45 more

Twin blasts in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan killed at least 14 people and wounded 45 more, provincial officials said on Tuesday as the international community pledged assistance for Afghanistan in Geneva.

The explosives were hidden at the side of a road in a main bazaar in Bamiyan city that killed 12 civilians and two traffic policemen and wounded 45 other people, said Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province.

US Stocks: Wall Street jumps on Joe Biden transition, Tesla tops $500 billion in market cap

The S&P 500 opened higher by 16.93 points, or 0.47%, at 3,594.52, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 58.70 points, or 0.49%, to 11,939.33 at the opening bell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 154.84 points, or 0.52%, at the open to 29,746.11.

Italy set for 16 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots in early 2021, says source

Italy, the first Western country to be hit by the pandemic, became the sixth in the world to surpass 50,000 coronavirus related deaths on Monday, and second in Europe after Britain.

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine on average prevented 70% of COVID-19 cases in late-stage trials.

Tesla set to breach $500 billion in market value

Shares of the electric-car maker have risen nearly 28% since the S&P Dow Jones Indices confirmed they would add the company to Wall Street's benchmark index from Dec. 21.

Its shares were up 3.5% at $540.53 in premarket trading and will have to open above $527.48 to hit the $500 billion mark.

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which in June had forecast $100 billion in losses for the two-year period, said it now projects a $118.5 billion deficit this year alone, and a further $38.7 billion for 202

IATA reiterated its call for governments to replace travel-stifling quarantine regimes with widespread testing programmes.

Hundreds of millions of AstraZeneca vaccine doses secured, says Geneva-based GAVI alliance

The GAVI vaccine alliance on Tuesday welcomed Astrazeneca's interim data on efficiency of its COVID-19 vaccine, calling it "positive news for the COVAX vision of equitable access" for vulnerable groups worldwide.

EU has deal with Moderna for supply of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Last week Moderna said its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial.

The deal will be formally approved by the EU executive on Wednesday, Ursula von der Leyen said.

Bitcoin close to all-time high after topping $19,000

Bitcoin homed in on its all-time high on Tuesday after hitting $19,000 for the first time in nearly three years.

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Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s how much its one shot will cost internationally

The Sputnik vaccine is administered in two shots, each of which will cost less than $10 each, according to the official Sputnik V Twitter account.

India Tour of Australia: India’s ‘fabulous five’ can overcome pink-ball inexperience, says Ravi Shastri

A mouth-watering four-test series between the top two teams in the World Test Championship standings will get underway with a pink-ball contest at Adelaide from Dec. 17. "We begin with pink-ball cricket where we lack experien

Asian shares rise as Joe Biden transition, COVID-19 vaccine progress lift confidence

U.S. General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process.

US President-elect Joe Biden rolls out foreign policy and national security team

President-elect Joe Biden picked a number of people for top Cabinet and White House posts on Monday, including Antony Blinken to be secretary of state, Jake Sullivan as national security adviser and Avril Haines to be directo

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will act as "climate czar," while Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated for Homeland Security secretary and Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.N. ambassador, it said in a statement.

WHO says $4.3 billion urgently needed for vaccine sharing scheme

Dozens of countries have signed up to the global vaccine plan known as COVAX, which was set up by the WHO and the GAVI vaccine group to provide vaccine doses for countries that could not otherwise afford them.

It has so far raised $5 billion, including more than 500 million euros ($600 million) from Germany.

WHO welcomes news on AstraZeneca vaccine, awaits trial data

In a statement to Reuters, she said: "We welcome the efforts of Oxford/AZ to make the vaccine affordable and easy to store, which will be good for countries and people everywhere."

AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine could be around 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a new weapon, cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.

Saudi Arabia to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all residents for free

Saudi Arabia's health ministry said on Monday that COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all people living in the kingdom, state TV reported.

The ministry said it hopes to have enough vaccines to cover 70% of the country's population by the end of 2021, state TV channel Ekhbariya said on Twitter.

Britain on track for spring roll-out after Oxford vaccine results, researcher says

Britain has secured 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca shot, 40 million of the Pfizer vaccine and 5 million of Moderna's candidate.

"I think we are on track for the timeline... to start getting this vaccine rolled out from December," Adrian Hill, director of Oxford's Jenner Institute, told Reuters

Sensex reclaims 44,000 on opening amid COVID-19 vaccine hopes; RIL shares lead pack

Indian shares rose on Monday as hopes for imminent coronavirus vaccines helped boost global investor sentiment, while RIL led gains domestically after winning regulatory approval for a $3.4 billion deal.

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Asian shares rise as investors count on coronavirus vaccine relief

A top official of the U.S. government's vaccine development effort said Sunday that the first vaccines could be given to U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended by mid-December.

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UNICEF says to ship 2 billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines and 1 billion syringes to poor countries such as Burundi, Afghanistan and Yemen as part of COVAX, a global COVID-19 vaccine allocatio

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could get UK approval this week, says Telegraph

Citing government sources, it said British regulators were about to start a formal appraisal of the vaccine, made by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, and that the National Health Service had been told to be ready to administer it

COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says

Some 70% of the U.S. population of 330 million would need to be inoculated to achieve "herd" immunity from the virus, a goal the country could achieve by May, according to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for "Oper

No return to austerity in new spending plan in UK, says Finance Minister Rishi Sunak

Sunak, who has rushed out massive government spending increases and tax cuts equating to about 10% of economic output, said he would announce "quite a significant" increase in funding for public services.

"You will not see austerity next week," Sunak told Sky News on Sunday, saying his priority in the one-year spending plan was to fight the health and economic crises.

COVID19 Vaccine Updates: 25 से 37 डॉलर प्रति डोज होगी Moderna की वैक्सीन की कीमत, कोरोनावायरस की रोकथाम में 94.5% कारगर

सरकारें जितनी मात्रा में वैक्सीन का ऑर्डर देंगी, कीमत भी उसी के आधार पर तय होगी.

As of Monday, 11,339 people have contracted the viral infection in the state, of which 110 have succumbed to the infection and 10,335 recovered.

World Bank warns G20 against doing too little now to address debt problems

G20 leaders are poised to formally endorse extension of a temporary freeze in official bilateral debt payments by the poorest countries, and adoption of a common framework for debt restructuring in the future.

"The debt challenges are becoming more frequent, including in Chad, Angola, Ethiopia and Zambia where, in the absence of more permanent debt relief, the poverty outlook remains bleak," he said in remarks to a summit of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies.
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