GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares hit five-month high; European shares, dollar falter

“This kind of rhetoric lines up with our view that U.S.-China frictions may increase into the U.S. elections, injecting volatility into related assets like China tech ADRs (American Depository Receipts) while also supporting insurance assets like gold,” wrote UBS Global Wealth Management’s chief investment officer, Mark Haefele.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares hit five-month high; mixed earnings knock European shares

“If they don’t want to cut policy rates below zero, yield curve control is the next logical step,” he said. “Meanwhile, any failure by Congress and the White House to provide sufficient fiscal stimulus going forward will only speed up the Fed’s thinking process.”

Faith leaders from across the world unite to condemn China’s brutal repression of its Uighur Muslim minority

Rabbi Julia Neuberger and the representative of the Dalai Lama in Europe also lent their weight to a joint statement last night that condemned the communist regime in Beijing, asserting that ‘the clear aim of the Chinese authorities is to eradicate the Uighur identity’.

Coronavirus vaccine update: Russia to register world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on August 12

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate, being jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the country’s Defence Ministry, is set to get registered on August 12, reports suggest. This would be the first vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus to get registered.

‘The End Of The F***ing World’ Producer Pens Open Letter Saying He Is “Shattered” After Being Told He Cannot Buy A BAFTA Statue

“In this instance, Dominic was not put forward in either 2018 or 2019 and no appeal was submitted through our appeals process at the point of entry. We continue to review our rules and eligibility criteria each year, and as part of our ongoing review the number of candidates for nomination is one of the […]

The Problem of Choice in a Post-Pandemic World

Jack was startled. He’d already given them names of particular partners at the firm that had just let him go, so why did they need to dredge up his history further? He had checked no on all the relevant boxes on the application form. “What are they, the FBI?” he asked. The request struck him as […]

Evolution Arguments Headed for Islamic World

Now, three years after the end of the Dover trial (the upshot: U.S. District Judge John E. Jones barred a Pennsylvanian public school district from teaching “intelligent design” in biology class, saying the concept is creationism in disguise), U.S. residents remain divided on evolution. A Harris poll conducted in November found 47 percent of Americans […]

How Manchuria Changed the World

Though it did not technically rule Manchuria, Japan’s uncontested presence in the area gave it access to a rich coffer of raw materials, putting the empire on the path towards colonial domination of the East, industrialization and the intense militarization that it displayed during World War II.

UK says it’s confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

The United Kingdom left the EU on Jan. 31 but the main terms of its membership remain in place – including being in the EU customs union and single market – during a transition period until the end of this year, during which time both sides hope to negotiate a new free trade accord.

Sixth Term: How the world has reacted to Belarus presidential vote

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