Coronavirus: Asian stocks rise as outbreak eases in Europe

first_img Share Tags: Coronavirus whatsapp “You can almost smell the fear of missing out from active managers.” “The market is front running what it believes is a peak in the virus case count with Europe leading the way,” said Chris Weston, head of research at Melbourne brokerage Pepperstone, told Reuters. Meanwhile the FTSE 100 is set to open up 1.47 per cent despite the fact that Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care last night with worsening coronavirus symptoms.  MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan pared early gains, but rose almost 1 per cent despite the fact that global coronavirus cases kept rising. whatsapp Tuesday 7 April 2020 7:26 am Jessica Clark (Getty Images) Asian stocks rose for a second day on signs that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to recede in Europe and plateau in New York.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionGloriousaDrone Captures What No One Was Supposed to SeeGloriousaNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteabley (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Asian stocks rise as outbreak eases in Europe Japan’s Nikkei rose 2.3 per cent,  and this week has undone most of last week’s losses after prime minister Shinzo Abe promised a massive $991bn economic stimulus package due to the coronavirus crisis.  (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Asian stocks rise as outbreak eases in Europe More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Coronavirus: Asian stocks rise as outbreak eases in Europe Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior analyst at Swissquote Bank, said: “In the UK, things are about to get more serious with Boris Johnson being moved to intensive care after having contracted the coronavirus.  Show Comments ▼ She added: “In the coming weeks, Raab must make life-or-death decisions for the UK, including the duration of the lockdown, investment in medical equipment, government aid for those who have lost their revenues, and/or their jobs and so on.” “Not only that the number of cases are expected to surge in the UK for the next two weeks, but the forced change in the head office of the government may also shake things, with Dominic Raab who had been defeated in last year’s Conservative elections finding a sweet spot to prove his leadership to the country during a time of severe health crisis and economic distress. “last_img read more

A turkey’s not just for Thanksgiving – it could save your life

first_imgThursday 27 November 2014 4:51 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sarah Spickernell Tags: NULL Share A turkey’s not just for Thanksgiving – it could save your life While we gobble up turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving, perhaps we should also offer a toast to the festive birds themselves.  Not only do they bring our stomachs happiness year after year – they also contain a unique antibiotic that can help humans fend of disease.  A “good” bacteria known as Strain 115 is found inside turkeys, and this produces an antibiotic called MP1, which can kill off disease-causing bacteria. In fact, the antibiotic is so strong that it can kill off half of all infectious bacteria, according to research by scientists from Brigham Young University in Utah. This means it can provide protection against problems ranging from sore throats and minor stomach upsets to more serious gastrointestinal disorders. Joel Griffitts, microbiologist and lead researcher in the study, explained that the antibiotic is produced by the birds to keep themselves healthy, but that this has beneficial effects for humans, too. “The good bacteria we’re studying has been keeping turkey farms healthy for years and it has the potential to keep humans healthy as well,” he said.   The antibiotic has a highly complex structure and is currently not widely used for medical purposes, but Griffitts and his team could change this with their discovery of exactly how the bacteria produce the antibiotic. They used techniques called mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to look at how Strain 115 manages to make the bacteria without killing itself, and the mechanism turned out to be surprisingly simple, shedding a positive light on the possibility of using the antibiotic on a wider scale in the future. How it works? An engine inside of Strain 115, a compact DNA molecule also known as a plasmid, produces both the killer antibiotic and a self-protecting agent. “It’s sort of like outfitting a car with special tires that protect against unusual road hazards,” Griffitts said. The findings are published in the journal Bacteriology.  More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comlast_img read more

Eurozone gaining momentum as industrial production climbs

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Heart association admits ‘misstep’ in its drug-store aspirin displays with Bayer

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Heart association admits ‘misstep’ in its drug-store aspirin displays with Bayer By Phil Galewitz — Kaiser Health News March 9, 2020 Reprints Adobe What’s included? What is it? Phil Galewitz — Kaiser Health News About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Pharma Tags cardiologyethicspharmaceuticals The large red-and-white bins at Walmart pharmacies across the country read, in bold all-caps type: “Approximately every 40 seconds an American will have a heart attack.”Inside the three-foot-tall cartons, adorned with the American Heart Association and Bayer logos, were dozens of boxes of low-dose Bayer aspirin. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Gardai release road safety message following recent road deaths

first_imgHome News Gardai release road safety message following recent road deaths News Pinterest It has been a dreadful week on the country’s roads.In the last seven days alone, ten lives have been lost.On Thursday, a male pedestrian aged in his 40s was killed in Monasterevin in Kildare while just last night, a man in his 80s was killed in Castlecomer. And there was also a shocking incident in Donegal where four men in their 20s lost their lives in an accident.Speaking today Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau called for people to exercise caution.He said: “An Garda Síochána is deeply saddened by the horrific death toll on Irish road over the past week. I want to take this opportunity to send our condolences to all of those affected by these tragic events.“An Garda Síochána views any road death as one to many and we will continue to work together with our partners in road safety to build on the reduction in road deaths evidenced over the past number of years.“While we welcome the reduction of fatalities that we have witnessed over the past two years, events over the past week demonstrate that we cannot afford to be complacent in any manner and I appeal to all roads users to be extra vigilant – in particular on dark evenings and while using unlit or poorly lit roads.“Be safe, be seen, be careful and be on the alert for other road users. (It is not appropriate to comment at this time on recent fatal collisions as they are subject to forensic collision investigations).“It is with this in mind that Garda activity across the country will continue to focus on the offences that contribute most significantly to road traffic collisions, and in particular the offences of Driving while intoxicated and speeding.“I would like to thank the majority of law abiding road users who act responsibly and support Garda initiatives. Your behaviour saves lives and I want to acknowledge this. However, despite this there are drivers who refuse to get the message.“To date in 2019, 634 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, three (3) of whom were arrested for drug driving offences at one checkpoint in Cavan in the past week. An Garda Síochána will continue our programme of testing as many people as possible at Mandatory Intoxicant Checkpoints, Road Traffic collisions and where a Road Traffic offence is detected.“We will also continue to work with our partners in ‘GoSafe’ to tackle the dangers associated with speed. The development of the safety camera zones has had an enormous impact on safety of our roads.“This combined with An Garda Síochána’s own speed enforcement activities continues to form a key part of our strategy to reduce road deaths. To date in 2019, 2,920,553 motorists have been monitored by the Safety Camera network and while the majority of drivers have been compliant, 9,343 have been detected speeding.“There is no place on our roads for people who do not comply with legislation, these people are putting not only their own lives at risk but also the lives of all other road users.”Ms. Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority said: “We have had a dreadful week on our roads. Ten lives lost, four alone in a single collision in Co. Donegal.“Our deepest sympathies are not only with the families of the bereaved who have lost their loved ones over the weekend but indeed with all the families of victims of road crashes so far this year.“While it is understandable that people will want answers following such tragedy, it is important that we allow the Gardaí conduct their investigations and not rush to judgement.“In the meantime, I hope that this appalling loss of life will serve as a reminder to us all that life is fragile and using the roads is the most dangerous thing we do each day.“Nobody ever believes it will happen to them but tragedy can strike anywhere at any time on the road. We need to remember this every time we set out on a journey.“I would appeal to road users to slow down, drive at the right speed for the conditions and watch out for vulnerable road users. Don’t drive when impaired through drink, drugs or fatigue and always wear a seatbelt and ensure passengers are wearing theirs too, no matter how short the trip.“This advice is all the more important given the fact that Met Eireann has issued alerts warnings of the risk of icy roads and also sleet and snow this week.”SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Some great Sportsfile pictures from Laois teams over the weekend Gardai release road safety message following recent road deaths TAGSroad death Pinterest Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsApp Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Council Twitter Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articlePublic information session on ‘ambitious’ national heritage plan to be held in PortlaoiseNext articleUPDATE: €20 million development for Portlaoise as Laois County Council secure CBS site deal Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 28th January 2019 last_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Saturday night lights as Laois hurlers take on neighbours Offaly in Division 1B

first_img Facebook Twitter TAGSAllianz Hurling League Division 1BLaois senior hurlersLaois senior hurling teamLaois v OffalyLive Blog Brought to you in association with Cuddy SportsThis is poised to be a serious clash.After two defeats from two games for both Laois and Offaly, this is billed as a must win game for each of them.With games against Carlow and Dublin to come for Laois, a win here would give them the chance of reaching the quarter final.While defeat would leave them in serious relegation trouble.Laois boss Eddie Brennan has made three changes to the team from the one that started against Waterford.Out of the side drop Conor Phelan, PJ Scully and Neil Foyle with Jake Cranny, Stephen Maher and Willie Dunphy coming in in their place.Laois’s recent history with Offaly varies in results. LIVE BLOG: Saturday night lights as Laois hurlers take on neighbours Offaly in Division 1B Community Council Previous articleIn Pictures: Portarlington reach Paidi O Se Tournament finalNext articleBREAKING: Fire broken out in Portlaoise Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening SEE ALSO – Neighbouring GAA clubs clash over ‘poaching’ allegationsBrought to you in association with Cuddy Sports Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year By Siun Lennon – 16th February 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Saturday night lights as Laois hurlers take on neighbours Offaly… SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team In 2017 Laois had a relieving win over the Faithful county in division 1B – on a scoreline of 1-26 to 1-20.However last year saw Laois’s inaccuracy cost them two points as Offaly walked away victors – 1-21 to 1-16.Their most recent meeting was in the Walsh Cup 2019 – played at the end of 2018. Here, the novice Laois side claimed a win in their first outing of the 2019 season and of Eddie Brennan’s term over the side.The game throws in at 7pm and you can follow all the action as it happens below: WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Kim Jong Il’s Birthday Goes Off as Normal

first_img News Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kim Jong Il’s Birthday Goes Off as Normal News AvatarKim So Yeol North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kim So Yeol – 2011.02.16 3:17pm News Kim Jong Il’s 69th birthday has apparently seen public events on a similar level to most previous years. A spokesperson for the South Korean Ministry of Unification, Lee Jong Ju told today’s regular press briefing, “On every birthday or commemorative day in years which are a multiple of five, North Korea celebrates on a large scale. However, since this is not such a year, the scale and concept of events seems to be on a conventional level.” Lee went on, “As usual, a February 16th commemorative convention was held yesterday in Pyongyang, with a report delivered by Kim Young Nam, the Supreme People’s Committee Permanent Chairperson.” According to Lee, Kim Young Nam offered up the following: praise for Kim Jong Il’s achievements, an emphasis on loyalty, a demand for greater efforts to construct the strong and prosperous state by 2012, and a stinging denouncement of South Korean administration policy on the North. Elsewhere, Lee explained, “Since late last month, various areas of North Korea have had loyalty oath gatherings, commemorative events, visits to historical revolutionary sites, screenings of movies, performances and exhibitions at every level.” She added, “During that period, the North Korean media have released daily idolization-related reports. They have shown off Kim Jong Il’s representative achievements, such as the Party Delegates’ Conference of last year, juche fabric, juche steel, CNC technology, a rigorous schedule of onsite inspections and more.” This has even included reports of supernatural phenomena, Lee noted.Kim Jong Il’s birthday and the next day have been official holidays since 1986, and so even factories in the Kaesong Complex are closed for the duration.last_img read more

Business confidence on the rise

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Measured on a scale between 0 and 100, an index level above 50 means owners expecting their business’ performance to be stronger in the next year outnumber those expecting weaker performance. An index level between 65 and 70 typically occurs when the economy is growing at its potential. Sentiment is highest in Alberta, at 74.6, followed by Saskatchewan, at 72.0. Businesses on the East Coast are less optimistic, with an index of 58.3 in Newfoundland and Labrador and 57.9 in Prince Edward Island. Overall, 40% of business owners describe the state of their business as “good”, almost three times the 15% of those who say their business is in “bad shape”. Hiring plans have improved considerably, the Business Barometer shows, with 20% of owners planning to increase full time staffing levels in the next three or four months. A separate study released on Wednesday shows a similarly positive outlook among businesses. The Sage Business Index, which reflects business owners’ confidence about their prospects for the next six months, rose to 63.65 in 2012, up from 59.35 in the summer of 2011. Conducted by Sage, a provider of business management software and services, the poll of more than 2,200 Canadian businesses also showed that more than half of respondents believe the economy has improved in the past six months. Compared to the results of the same survey conducted in other countries, such as the U.S., U.K., and Europe, Canadian businesses were more confident. But businesses in Canada and abroad remain pessimistic about the global economy. “The findings of the Sage Business Index continue to reflect the positive sentiment that many Canadian businesses have about the future of their companies and about the continued growth of the Canadian economy,” said Nancy Harris, vice president and general manager of the Sage Simply Accounting business. A majority of Canadian businesses surveyed reported revenue either staying the same or increasing over the past six months; only 19% of respondents reported a decline in revenue. Inflation and the increasing cost of energy are among the top concerns for business owners, both surveys show. Other concerns include economic uncertainty, insufficient consumer demand, a shortage of skilled labour and global market instability. Megan Harman Canadian business owners are increasingly optimistic about the domestic economy and about their business prospects, according to two studies released on Wednesday. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its Business Barometer Index, revealing that small business sentiment rose to 67.7 in March, up more than a point and a half from February. It’s now six points above its August 2011 level, when European sovereign debt woes were hampering confidence around the world. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

FINRA names electronic trading expert to board

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media In a nod to rising importance of market structure issues, the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has named an expert in electronic trading to its board. FINRA said Wednesday that Joseph Mecane, managing director of electronic equities and credit products at Barclays, has been named as the floor member governor on its board of governors. The self-regulatory organization notes that Mecane is a “recognized industry expert in market structure issues and the regulation of markets.” James Langton “Joe’s valuable expertise and depth of experience in market structure issues will help FINRA’s board move forward as we advance our mission of protecting investors and ensuring the integrity of our markets,” said Richard Ketchum, FINRA’s chairman and CEO. Mecane was recently hired by Barclays to help develop its electronic product offering, with a particular focus on equities and credit markets. Before joining the firm, Mecane served as executive vice president and head of U.S. equities at the NYSE. Prior to that, he was managing director at UBS, responsible for overseeing the firm’s wholesale and retail trade execution business. He was also previously managing director and chief operating officer at the Schwab Capital Markets division of Charles Schwab & Co., where he oversaw Schwab’s broker-dealer business. FINRA governors are appointed or elected to three-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 Related newscenter_img OSC adds vice chair, commissioner SEC names new top cop Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Monique Leroux joins Fiera

first_img Related news Montreal-based Fiera Capital Corp. announced that Monique Leroux is joining the company as vice chairwoman and strategic advisor. In this position, Leroux will aid senior management at Fiera as well as its divisions’ management teams in the firm’s development and strategic planning. Leroux will also be joining the firm’s strategic development committee. CETFA elects new board leader TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Fiera Capital Corp. Leah Golob center_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments “It is big news for Fiera, our employees, our shareholders and our numerous clients and partners,” says Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera’s chairman, president and CEO. “Monique Leroux is a renowned and respected person in this country’s financial services sector,” he adds. “She embodies thoroughness and excellence, in addition to having forged an exceptional reputation everywhere she has worked.” Leroux was president and CEO of the Desjardins Group from 2008 to 2016. Currently, she is the president of the International Cooperative Alliance and is the founder and chairwoman of the International Summit of Co-operatives. In addition, Leroux is the president of the board of directors of Investment Quebec and chairwoman of the Economic and Innovation Council of the Government of Quebec. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more