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Austria to isolate province in EU’s worst outbreak of South African coronavirus variant

FILE PHOTO: Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz holds a news conference as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Vienna, Austria December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo February 9, 2021 By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is stepping up its response to the European Union’s biggest outbreak of the so-called South African coronavirus […]

S&P 500, Dow ease from record highs; stimulus in focus

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, NY, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo February 9, 2021 By Medha Singh and Devik Jain (Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 eased from record highs on Tuesday as investors digested recent gains while awaiting […]

COVID may have taken ‘convoluted path’ to Wuhan, WHO team leader says

Peter Ben Embarek, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), speaks at the WHO-China joint study news conference at a hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song February 9, 2021 By Josh Horwitz and David Stanway WUHAN, China (Reuters) […]

China’s auto sales surged 30% in January, tenth straight monthly gain

FILE PHOTO: Workers walk among the newly arrived imported Toyota cars at the Shenzhen Dachan Bay Terminals in Guangdong province, China April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer February 9, 2021 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Auto sales in China, the world’s biggest market, surged in January with a 30% jump from the same […]

Singapore to taper spending in 2021 after record budget deficit

FILE PHOTO: Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat arrives for the National Day Parade, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su February 9, 2021 By Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore is expected to announce next week an expansionary but trimmed down budget to support businesses still struggling, having […]