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All 11 US airlines are running Black Friday sales, but the meager discounts are just another sign of an industry in crisis — here's the list

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday in which flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel. Those not offering discounted flights are offering sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles.  International flight deals are largely missing as travel restrictions continue to hinder where Americans can travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Black Friday is here, ...
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Oil hits highest since March collapse on vaccine, Biden transition | Reuters

Oil hits highest since March collapse on vaccine, Biden transition | Reuters Oil hit its highest since in March on Tuesday, rising towards $47 a barrel, as a third promising coronavirus vaccine spurred demand recovery hopes and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received the go-ahead to begin his transition.AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 shot was 70% effective in trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the fight against the pandemic a third vaccine. This follows positive results fro...
Tags: Travel, Joe Biden, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Biden, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tamas Varga, Moderna Brent


Oil hits highest since March, spurred by vaccine hopes | Reuters

Oil hits highest since March, spurred by vaccine hopes | Reuters Oil hit its highest since March on Tuesday, rising towards $47 a barrel, as a third promising coronavirus vaccine spurred hopes of a quicker recovery in economic growth and oil demand next year.AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 shot was 70% effective in trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the fight against the pandemic a third vaccine. This follows positive results from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.Brent crude rose...
Tags: Travel, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tamas Varga, Moderna Brent


#Qatar leads most Gulf markets higher; Egypt falls | Reuters

Most stock markets in the Middle East ended higher on Sunday, with Qatar’s index leading the gains on a rise in financial shares, while Egypt closed lower.Financial markets globally have been buoyed over the past two weeks by U.S. drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna Inc releasing encouraging news on the effectiveness of their vaccine candidates against the coronavirus.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index added 0.1%, with Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services leaping 5.1% and real estate firm Jabal Omar Deve...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Pfizer, Gulf, Reuters, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Dubai Islamic Bank, Commercial International Bank, Jabal Omar Development


#Saudi index leads way among little-changed Gulf markets | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf were little changed on Sunday, though financial shares bolstered the Saudi index.Financial markets globally have been buoyed over the past two weeks by U.S. drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna Inc releasing encouraging news on the effectiveness of their vaccines against the coronavirus.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index gained 0.5%, led by a 0.3% rise for Al Rajhi Bank and 1.1% increase for Saudi Telecom Company.Dubai’s main index eased 0.1, with Emaar Malls losing 2.2% and...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Malls, Aldar Properties, Al Rajhi Bank, Moderna Inc, Saudi Telecom Company Dubai, Etisalat Qatar


Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Netherlands, Emirates, Dubai, Belgium, Aviation, Michigan


Oil gains 1% on potential OPEC+ rethink and vaccine hopes | Reuters

Oil gains 1% on potential OPEC+ rethink and vaccine hopes | Reuters Oil prices firmed by about 1% on Wednesday on hopes OPEC and its allies will delay a planned increase in oil output and after Pfizer said its COVID-19 vaccine was more effective than previously reported.The market was also supported by a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. crude stockpiles last week.Brent crude LCOc1 rose 59 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $44.34 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 gained 39 c...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Pfizer, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Pfizer Inc PFE N, Moderna INC MRNA


#Saudi, #Dubai shares gain; #AbuDhabi declines | Reuters

Saudi, Dubai shares gain; Abu Dhabi declines | Reuters Saudi shares reversed course to end sharply higher on Wednesday as further positive news on COVID-19 vaccine development cheered investors, while the Abu Dhabi market posted losses on a day when most major Gulf markets logged gains.U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc PFE.N said final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine showed it was 95% effective, adding it had the required two months of safety data and would apply for emergency ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Dubai, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abudhabi, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Dubai, Pfizer Inc PFE N


Column: Vaccine trials temper hedge funds' oil pessimism | Reuters

Column: Vaccine trials temper hedge funds' oil pessimism | Reuters Hedge funds raced to buy back short positions in crude and products last week after Pfizer’s announcement of a successful coronavirus vaccine trial prompted hope for a recovery in consumption next year.Fund managers purchased the equivalent of 114 million barrels in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts in the week to Nov. 10, position records from regulators and exchanges showed.Purchases were at the fas...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Pfizer, Reuters, Reuters Hedge, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


RPT-COLUMN-Successful vaccine would boost oil consumption, but not for 6-12 months: Kemp | Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-Successful vaccine would boost oil consumption, but not for 6-12 months: Kemp | Reuters Coronavirus vaccines are expected to boost international passenger transportation and oil consumption, but the first significant impact will not be felt until well into the second half of 2021, based on futures price movements on Monday.Brent calendar spreads surged that day as traders priced in an announcement from Pfizer about successful immunisation trials, fuelling optimism an effective vaccine...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Pfizer, Reuters, Kemp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Travel companies cheer Pfizer COVID vaccine news as ‘welcomed step’ toward return in demand

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, travel executives have been pinning their hopes on a Covid-19 vaccine saving their industry, which has suffered from the fallout of the health crisis.
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Oil soars 8% on promising COVID-19 vaccine results | Reuters

Oil soars 8% on promising COVID-19 vaccine results | Reuters Oil surged about 8% on Monday, its biggest daily gain in more five months, after Pfizer announced promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine. Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $42.40 a barrel, up $2.95, or 7.48%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 settled at $40.29 a barrel, rising $3.15, or 8.48%.Oil markets also rose after Saudi Arabia suggested it and other oil producers could adjust its current supply-cut pact, perhaps taking...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Pfizer, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil traders unwind bearish bets as vaccine hopes fuel optimism | Reuters

Oil traders unwind bearish bets as vaccine hopes fuel optimism | Reuters Oil traders rushed to unwind a bevy of bearish bets after Pfizer announced promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine, shaking up energy markets that were primed for demand to sink into the winter on increased lockdowns and rising coronavirus infections.Crude prices plunged this year as global demand was crushed due to travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Coming into this week, investors have been betting hea...
Tags: Travel, Pfizer, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID


Travel companies cheer Pfizer Covid vaccine news as 'welcomed step' toward return in demand

"Today's Pfizer news is a welcomed step in the right direction," TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer told CNBC.
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Mideast Stocks: #Saudi index sees biggest daily rise in over six months | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Saudi index sees biggest daily rise in over six months | ZAWYA MENA Edition Most stock markets in the Middle East ended higher on Monday, mirroring a buoyant day in oil prices and global stocks, with the Saudi index leading the gains.Brent crude rose $3.33, or 8.4%, to $42.78 a barrel by 1216 GMT, after Pfizer said its COVID-19 vaccine was very effective and Saudi Arabia said an OPEC+ deal on output cuts could be adjusted to offset rising supply and weak demand. Pfizer Inc said o...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Pfizer, Kuwait, Mideast, Pfizer Inc, Emaar Properties, Kuwait Finance House, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Saudi Basic Industries


Airline and cruise stocks rally as Pfizer drug progress spurs hope for travel-industry recovery

Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Travel stocks surged on Monday as Pfizer's rosy vaccine announcement renewed bullishness toward the slammed industry.Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings all gained more than 30% in the rally.United Airlines surged as much as 27%, while Delta Air Lines and American Airlines climbed 23% and 26%, respectively, at intraday highs.Strategists have long viewed a viable coronavirus vaccine as a silver bullet for endin...
Tags: Travel, US, Trends, Markets, Pfizer, DAL, Morgan Stanley, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Wells Fargo, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Cruises, CCL, UAL


Hawaii mulls restaurant food cards for jobless, class action lawsuit seeks faster unemployment checks, investigators find no motive in Pearl Harbor mass shooting, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana food court pre-pandemic ©2020 All Hawaii News New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants. The Ige administration has tentatively budgeted $66.6 million in federal stimulus funds to help the jobless and local restaurants at the same time. Civil Beat.Class-Action Suit Seeks Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless. The lawsuit asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to push for swifter state action on thousands of unemployment claims. Civil Beat.House Speaker Saiki...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, Green, Gop, Hawaii, Epa, Pfizer, Pearl Harbor, Department Of Transportation, Mainland, Hawaii Island, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hart


Saudi Arabia’s sleepy city offers prince a cautionary tale

Saudi Arabia’s sleepy city offers prince a cautionary tale:"With its pristine beaches, manicured lawns and rows of newly built villas, the King Abdullah Economic City bears all the hallmarks of the modern Saudi Arabia envisaged by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Women walk freely without the long, cloak-like abayas. A golf course nestles up against the Red Sea coastline and international companies including Pfizer and Mars have opened factories in the city. Yet the development instead serves a...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Pfizer, Mars, Mohammed bin Salman, Red Sea, King Abdullah Economic City, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The countdown...

The bags are packed and we're ready to goIt's been a busy few days as we only finished work Thursday evening. Thursday evening spelled goodbye to my Pfizer work colleagues Friday was cleaning moving out of our apartment in Dublin and a few drinks in
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Arrival in Athens

Geo 37.9792 23.7166 Well it has been a long time coming but we finally are off to Greece. We had planned a trip to Greece in 2007 when Pfizer closed the Ann Arbor site so our trip had to be postponed. Our good friend Jim has come for a visit and d
Tags: Travel, Greece, Athens, Pfizer, Ann Arbor, Jim


How antibiotic resistance could wreak havoc on health, food and travel

A new deal between drug companies formed at Davos aims to step up the fight against antibiotic resistance. But is it too little too late?In January, a coalition of 85 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, came together at the World Economic Forum in Davos to form a landmark agreement to help combat antibiotic resistance. The companies have called on governments to help fund research and aid in developing a “sustainable and predictable” m...
Tags: Travel, Health, Food, Environment, Life and style, Society, US news, Davos, Food & Drink, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Guardian sustainable business, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pfizer, Antibiotics



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