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WHO reaches draft consensus on future pandemic treaty

GENEVA (Reuters) – Member states of the World Health Organization have reached a tentative consensus to negotiate a future agreement on preventing pandemics, bridging the gap between sides led by the European Union and United States, diplomats said on Sunday.FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. […]

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Blinken calls for speedy negotiations over Ethiopia military escalation

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks during a meeting with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/PoolNAIROBI (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia’s military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a U.S. State Department spokesperson […]

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Paytm September quarter net loss widens

Revenue rose 49.7% to 11.35 billion rupees India’s One 97 Communications Ltd., the parent of fintech firm Paytm, said on November 27 its net loss for the three months through September widened by 8.4% as expenses rose. Paytm, reporting its earnings publicly for the first time since listing this month, reported a consolidated net loss of 4.74 billion rupees ($63.2 […]

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Moderna, United Airlines, Zoom and more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday: United Airlines, American Airlines – Airline stocks were hit hard during Friday's sell-off, as the new Covid variant sparked travel restrictions. Shares of United and American dropped more than 12% and 11%, respectively. Delta lost about 11%, and aircraft maker Boeing slid more than 7%. Marriott International, Airbnb — Travel […]

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Friday\u2019s Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, ChargePoint, Dollar Tree, The Gap, Genius Sports, Jack In The Box, Nordstrom, Pure Storage and More

The futures are lower Friday as we end the Thanksgiving holiday-shortened trading week with the traditional shortened Black Friday trading day as markets will be closing at 1 PM EST. With just over a month left in 2021, a number of very high profile earnings reports dented the risk-on enthusiasm this week as some big retailers came in with some […]

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Two planes bring more migrants back to Iraq from Belarus

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Two flights brought hundreds of Iraqis who had sought to enter the European Union back to Iraq from Belarus on Friday, as more migrants begin to lose hope of getting safely into the prosperous bloc.Slideshow ( 4 images )The planes touched down in Erbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, in the early hours carrying around […]

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ANZ sued over allegedly using cleaners and false documents to win home loans

The corporate regulator has launched legal action against ANZ Bank after the lender allegedly used cleaners, real estate agents and fraudulent documents to sign up billions of dollars in home loans under a scheme that was heavily criticised in the banking royal commission. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) filed the lawsuit in the Federal Court on Thursday, alleging […]

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UAE is fully committed to OPEC+ agreement, has no "prior stance" – state news agency

FILE PHOTO: United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow, Russia October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovDUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates is fully committed to the OPEC+ agreement and has no “prior stance” ahead of an upcoming meeting on Dec. 2, state news agency […]

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EU should make COVID booster shot a condition for free travel, Greek PM says

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during the 75th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, November 12, 2021. Julien de Rosa/ Pool via REUTERSATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proposed on Wednesday that the EU’s executive arm make having a booster shot against COVID-19 […]

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