WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19

April 2 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by India’s Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, … Read more

US authorizes second COVID booster for Americans 50 and older

March 29 (Reuters) – US health officials on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 booster dose of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines for people age 50 and older, citing data showing waning immunity and the risks posed by Omicron variants of the virus. The US Food and Drug Administration agency said the new boosters … Read more

Russia steps up economic retaliation with Eurobond ruble buyback offer

A view shows Russian ruble coins in this picture illustration taken October 26, 2018. Picture taken October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Eurobond ruble payment offer revives default fears Moscow does not say if bondholders must take rubles Russia has already demanded gas payments in rubles Move … Read more

Cryptoverse: Buoyant bitcoin helps market cruise past $2 trillion

Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 29 (Reuters) – As a bleak first quarter draws to a close, crypto seems to have the wind in its sails. It has pushed through the $2 … Read more

China, US working hard on solution to audit dispute – state media

China’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 27 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators and their US counterparts are working hard to solve an audit dispute affecting US-listed Chinese firms and want to achieve effective … Read more

US FCC adds Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms to national security threat list

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK) to its list of communications equipment and service providers deemed threats to US national security. The regulator last year designated five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co … Read more

Foreigners banned from selling Russian stocks as market set for limited reopening

March 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to resume some stock trading on Thursday after a near month-long hiatus, with 33 ruble securities to be traded on the Moscow Exchange. Non-residents will have to wait, though – they will be barred from selling stocks and OFZ ruble bonds until April 1. Trading in blue chips, including … Read more

US SEC to Elon Musk: Regarding your tweets, a deal is a deal

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – The top US securities regulator on Tuesday urged a federal judge not to let Elon Musk escape an agreement requiring that his Twitter use be monitored, which the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) chief executive considers part of a campaign of harassment. In a filing in the federal court in Manhattan, … Read more

Evergrande sets end-July target for restructuring proposal after delaying results

Firm had said in Jan proposal would come within 6 months Won’t meet March 31 deadline for audited 2021 results Planned deal with CITIC Trust, Guangzhou could provide model HONG KONG/BEIJING, March 22 (Reuters) – Embattled China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) will unveil a debt restructuring proposal for its creditors by the end of July, it … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin’s scared of commitment, Mr Biden

March 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin loves flirting with the mainstream. But now, as the US president says he wants to get serious, he may be getting cold crypto feet. When Joe Biden ordered officials to prepare reports on the role of cryptocurrencies in future finance last Wednesday, bitcoin leapt as much as 9% and ether … Read more