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Vaccines will not inoculate investors against the danger of an ‘epic bubble’

Markets have been on a dazzling run since Pfizer’s trial results. Now there is reason to worry that things are going too farSix months ago exactly – on 9 November last year – Pfizer unveiled interim data from trials of a vaccine candidate known as BNT162b2, developed in partnership with German firm BioNTech. The numbers were far better than expected: 90% efficacy in preventing Covid.“Today is a great day for science and humanity,” declared Albert Bourla, the company’s chief executive, a judgment...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, Investing, Economics, J Sainsbury, Financial Sector, Stock Markets, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, India Brazil, Albert Bourla


Latest COVID-19 Wave Less Damaging for Emerging Market Stocks

By Tom Arnold and Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - Huge COVID-19 outbreaks in India, Brazil and Turkey have put developing economies at the epicentre...
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A hybrid approach to work

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today. Hi Googlers,We’ve spent the last year focused on supporting employees during the pandemic. I hope the extra benefits such as Carer’s Leave, the work-from-home allowance, the extra reset days, and the ability to work from wherever you need have been helpful in getting through this tough time.And we’re not through it yet. It’s heartbreaking to see COVID surging in places like  India, Brazil, and many others around the world. If you...
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Oil Rises to Seven-Week High With Eyes on Budding Demand Revival - Bloomberg

Oil Rises to Seven-Week High With Eyes on Budding Demand Revival - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery rose $1.15 to $65.64 a barrel at 12:01 p.m. in New YorkBrent for July settlement added $1.24 to $68.80 a barrel Oil advanced amid optimism that the resumption of economic activity in the U.S. and Europe will underpin demand in some of the world’s largest economies.Futures in New York gained as much as 2.1% on Tuesday, reaching the highest intraday level si...
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Coronavirus live news: UK in ‘last lap’ of Covid fight; India sees record number of deaths

Latest updates: foreign secretary urges patience amid calls for faster loosening of restrictions; deaths in India jump by 3,689 on SundayNHS England draws up plans for Covid jabs for over-12sAct now to prevent oxygen shortage in Covid-hit countries, say campaignersUK: government taskforce urges permanent job flexibility for all workersUS decline in Covid vaccinations presents new problem: how to shrink operationsPoor countries need billions in aid to avert Covid catastrophe, say experts 12.56pm...
Tags: UK, England, Science, India, Nigeria, World news, Turkey, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Conservative Party, Financial Times, Reuters, Brazil India, India Brazil, Coronavirus


Nigeria Bans Travellers From India, Brazil, Turkey Over COVID-19 Fears

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in...
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Oil Posts April Gain With Focus on Upcoming Demand Revival - Bloomberg

Oil Posts April Gain With Focus on Upcoming Demand Revival - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate fell $1.43 to settle at $63.58 a barrel, but rose 2.3% this weekBrent for June settlement, which expires Friday, lost $1.31 to $67.25 a barrel. The contract is up 1.7% this week, and climbed 5.8% for the monthThe more-active July contract declined $1.29 to $66.76 Oil rose this month with a slew of positive economic data and signs of a budding fuel consumption revival in key economies of...
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Fauci says the US may send unused AstraZeneca shots to India to help with its growing COVID-19 crisis

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pictured above on November 19, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dr. Fauci said Sunday that the US may send unused AstraZeneca vaccines to India. The US has millions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in storage. India on Sunday recorded a world record number of new COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, said Sunday that the US may send millions of unused...
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Global coronavirus deaths just topped 3 million, led by surges in India and Brazil

Cemetery workers in full protective gear lower a coffin that contain the remains of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. AP Photo/Andre Penner Global coronavirus deaths surpassed 3 million on Saturday. More than a third of those deaths occurred in the US, Brazil, and India. Brazil and India are still seeing devastating surges in coronavirus deaths amid vaccine shortages. See more stories on I...
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Next Billion Users head Caesar Sengupta is leaving Google

Caesar Sengupta, the long-time head of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, is leaving the company next month, he said Monday. Sengupta, who additionally also led the company’s payments business in the past three years, is leaving the firm after nearly 15 years. A regular fixture at Google’s events in India, Brazil, and Indonesia, Sengupta (pictured above) is best known outside the company for leading the company’s Next Billion Users unit, an initiative to make internet and services more acce...
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Twitter Expands Support for DM Voice Messages on iOS and Android to India

Starting today, Twitter users in India will have the ability to send voice messages in their Twitter DMs that are up to 140 seconds long, the company announced (via The Hindu). Twitter says the rollout in India will be conducted in phases, so not all users will see the feature straight away. For users who do, there’ll be a new icon that replaces the typical "Send" button within existing or new chats on iOS and Android that starts the recording. Once you begin recording, Twitter starts a count...
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid giving out Christmas presents this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
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Mexico's president asked citizens to avoid holiday festivities this season to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mexico's President Obrador holds a news conference in Mexico City Reuters Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador advised citizens to avoid gatherings, traveling, and exchanging presents this holiday season as the coronavirus continues to spread.  Mexico has the fourth-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  "Let's leave Christmas presents for another time," Obrador said in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, accor...
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Europe crosses 150,000 daily coronavirus cases mark, a week after reporting 100,000 daily cases

Much of Europe has tightened curbs including measures such as shutting or ordering early closing of bars, but now the surging infection rates are also testing governments’ resolve to keep schools and non-COVID medical care going. Globally, cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase. As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States combined.
Tags: Europe, News, United States, India Brazil


Need transparency in Facebook’s content moderation enforcement, witnesses tell Delhi’s Peace and Harmony committee

Facebook’s content moderation policies are enforced in an extremely opaque manner, and hence transparency is the immediate need of the hour, two witnesses who deposed before the Delhi Legislative Assembly Committee on Peace and Harmony earlier this week said. The committee heard testimonies from Prabir Purkayastha, editor of NewsClick, and Pratik Sinha, co-founder of fact-checking website AltNews, both of whom deposed via video conference on October 12. Purkayastha suggested that the Indian gove...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, India, BJP, US, Eu, Delhi, Kashmir, Harmony, Wall Street Journal, Committee, European Union EU


TikTok says it removed 104M videos in H1 2020, proposes harmful content coalition with other social apps

As the future of ByteDance’s TikTok ownership continues to get hammered out between tech leviathans, investors and government officials in meeting rooms, the video app today published its latest transparency report. In all, over 104.5 million videos were taken down; it had nearly 1,800 legal requests; and received 10,600 copyright takedown notices for the first half of this year. Alongside that, and possibly to offset the high numbers of illicit videos and to also coincide with an appearance tod...
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World Bank chief economist says full global recovery from the COVID-19 crisis may take 5 years

SOPA Images/Getty World Bank's chief economist, Carmen Reinhart, expects full global economic recovery to take as long as 5 years."Everything depends" on when a vaccine gets approved and how long it would take for global access, she said at a virtual conference hosted by El Pais on Thursday.Reinhart pointed out that the pandemic-caused recession will be more prominent and last longer in some countries than in others.In the early hours of Friday, the number of reported coronavirus cases wor...
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All-time coronavirus cases have surpassed 30 million, doubling in the past 2 months

People wearing protective masks queue to be tested at a temporary testing station where the city council is providing free tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to residents, in Torrejon de Ardoz. Reuters The cumulative total of coronavirus cases worldwide passed 30 million in the early hours of Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker.  As of Friday, there have been 30,175,496 reported cases. More than half of them were recorded in the US, India, Brazil an...
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Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine; New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 9.16am BST The Philippines’ health ministry has reported 6,216 more coronavirus infections, the third-largest daily increase...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, France, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, New Zealand


Airbnb unfroze its IPO plans thanks to bookings rebound, but the $18 billion startup has built its comeback on very thin ice (BKNG, EXPE, MAR, HLT, LUV, AAL, LMND, VRM, NCNO)

Airbnb has resumed preparations for an initial public offering, company CEO Brian Chesky told employees Wednesday. After being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, Airbnb's business has bounced back, Chesky and the company have said. There are good reasons for the company to go through with its offering — the stock market has rebounded, recent tech-related IPOs have done well, and Airbnb employees run the risk that some of their options will expire and become worthless if the company doesn't de...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, New York Times, Hilton, Marriott, Airbnb, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Expedia, Brian Chesky, American Airlines, Chesky, Troy Wolverton, Vroom, India Brazil


Brian Chesky says Airbnb's IPO is back on track. Here's why it might want to go public soon – and why it might want to hold off. (BKNG, EXPE, MAR, HLT, LUV, AAL, LMND, VRM, NCNO)

Airbnb has resumed preparations for an initial public offering, company CEO Brian Chesky told employees Wednesday. After being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, Airbnb's business has bounced back, Chesky and the company have said. There are good reasons for the company to go through with its offering — the stock market has rebounded, recent tech-related IPOs have done well, and Airbnb employees run the risk that some of their options will expire and become worthless if the company doesn't de...
Tags: US, Trends, New York Times, Hilton, Marriott, Airbnb, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Expedia, Brian Chesky, American Airlines, Chesky, Troy Wolverton, Vroom, India Brazil, Booking Holdings


Moscow theatres to reopen in August as Russia's coronavirus cases pass 700,000

Residents of Moscow will be permitted to visit the theatre again from Aug. 1 for the first time in more than four months, authorities said on Wednesday as coronavirus infections in Russia edged past the 700,000 mark. Theatre audiences at 50% capacity will be allowed, President Vladimir Putin's special representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency. Russia's nationwide case tally stood at 700,792 as of Wednesday, the fourth hi...
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Ahead of WWDC, Apple’s Developer app adds Mac support, new features, iMessage stickers

Ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference starting next week, the company has today launched a new version of its Apple Developer App to better support its plans for the virtual event. Notably, the app has been made available for Mac for the first time, in addition to a redesign and other minor feature updates. With the needs of an entirely virtual audience in mind, Apple has redesigned the app’s Discover section to make it easier for developers to catch up on the latest stories, news, vid...
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How Netflix usage changed in 14 countries in March, according to exclusive app-tracking data (NFLX)

Traffic to Netflix's US registration website soared during the month of March, and Netflix app usage lifted in other parts of the world, data from analytics firm SimilarWeb that was share exclusively with Business Insider suggests. Data from SimilarWeb, which tracks activity on websites and apps, has helped analyze Netflix's subscriber growth trends in recent quarters. Visitors to Netflix's US sign-up page steadily ramped up year-over-year during the last three weeks of March, the firm found. ...
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Exclusive app-tracking data for Netflix reveals the countries where usage spiked in March and suggests strong viewership heading into Q1 earnings (NFLX)

Traffic to Netflix's US registration website soared during the month of March, and Netflix app usage lifted in other parts of the world, data from analytics firm SimilarWeb that was share exclusively with Business Insider suggests. Data from SimilarWeb, which tracks activity on websites and apps, has helped analyze Netflix's subscriber growth trends in recent quarters. Visitors to Netflix's US sign-up page steadily ramped up year-over-year during the last three weeks of March, the firm found. ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Greece, Indonesia, Mexico, France, Wall Street, India, Disney, US, Trends, Spain, Taiwan, Cnn, Fox, Netflix


THE GLOBAL 5G LANDSCAPE: An inside look at how the US, China, South Korea, India, Brazil, and Mexico are initiating the next phase of 5G development

This is a preview of The Global 5G Landscape research reports from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase these reports here. Business Insider Intelligence analyzes the connectivity and telecoms industry and provides in-depth analyst reports, proprietary forecasts, customizable charts, and more through an Enterprise membership. Check if your company has BII Enterprise membership access to the full report. The next generation of wireless is here, and several countries are locked in a fierce ba...
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India, Brazil sign 15 accords to deepen ties across range of sectors

India and Brazil have signed 15 accords aimed at forging closer ties between the two emerging market giants across a range of sectors, especially defense, both countries' leaders tweeted on Saturday.
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App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads in 2019, consumer spend of $120 billion

Consumers downloaded a record 204 billion apps in 2019, up 6% from 2018 and up 45% since 2016, and spent $120 billion on apps, subscriptions and other in-app spending in the past year. The average mobile user, meanwhile, is spending 3.7 hours per day using apps. This data and more comes from App Annie’s annual report, “State of Mobile,” which highlights the biggest app trends for the past year, and sets forecasts for the years ahead. According to App Annie, the record growth in mobile downloads ...
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Netflix had a weak quarter in key international markets, according to exclusive data that has predicted subscriber growth trends (NFLX)

International usage of the Netflix app wasn't as strong during the fourth quarter of 2019 as it was in the third, exclusive data from the mobile-analytics firm SimilarWeb suggests. The Netflix app's international daily active users fell an estimated 3% from the previous quarter and grew less year over year than in previous years, the data showed. Daily active users dipped in key markets in Latin America, such as Brazil and Mexico, and user growth slowed significantly in India. Netflix's intern...
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Exclusive data that has predicted Netflix subscriber trends suggests international usage slowed during Q4 (NFLX)

International usage of the Netflix app wasn't as strong during the fourth quarter of 2019 as it was in the third, exclusive data from mobile analytics firm SimilarWeb suggests. International daily active users on the Netflix app fell an estimated 3% from the previous quarter, and grew less, year over year, than in previous years, the data showed. Daily active users dipped in key markets in Latin America, like Brazil and Mexico, and user growth slowed significantly in India. Netflix's internati...
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