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Bayer aims to help CureVac with COVID-19 vaccine output, says CEO

Reuters
BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is examining whether it can help CureVac to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Sunday. Though inoculation campaigns have started around the world using various COVID-19 vaccines, many countries say their ability to get......

Commerzbank tells German lawmakers it was a victim of Wirecard fraud

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A company logo is pictured at the headquarters of Germany’s Commerzbank AG during the annual results news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski BERLIN (Reuters) – A top manager at Commerzbank told German lawmakers on Thursday the bank was a victim of fraud surrounding the......

Analysis: Dollar bears grow cautious as U.S. yields rise

Reuters
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Ritvik Carvalho NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A rally in U.S. yields is clouding the outlook for one of the market’s most popular trades: betting against the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File......

EU watchdog says some banks trying to circumvent rules after Brexit

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Some banks outside the European Union are trying to circumvent rules on offering investment services to customers in the bloc, the European Securities and Markets Authority said on Wednesday. “With the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020, some questionable practices by firms around......

FOREX-Dollar buoyed as Treasury yields stabilise

Reuters
* Dollar index trades higher * Sterling gains * Euro, Aussie and Kiwi down * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Stabilising U.S. Treasury yields helped the dollar trade back in positive teritory on Wednesday, though investors remained bearish on the currency’s near-term prospects. Benchmark 10-year......

Germany will have coronavirus restrictions beyond January: minister

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “terrace closed, don’t sit down” in front of a closed restaurant as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will not be able to lift all measures aimed......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 19,600 – RKI

Reuters
BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 19,600 to 1,953,426, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll rose by 1,060 to 42,637, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom Editing by Shri......

Exclusive: U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Reuters
By Timothy Gardner, Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against......

International community must aid poor nations to secure vaccines: Colombia’s Duque

Reuters
BOGOTA (Reuters) – The international community must help low-income countries overcome weak positions in bilateral negotiations to secure coronavirus vaccines if global herd immunity is to be achieved, Colombia’s President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bogota, Colombia......

European stocks rebound as oil, travel stocks jump

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks steadied on Tuesday after declining in the last session, as investors looked to the upcoming earnings season and focused on the prospect of larger......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 12,802 – RKI

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 12,802 to 1,933,826, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The reported death toll rose by 891 to 41,577, the tally showed. Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by Kim Coghill Source......

German health minister tells public to ‘be patient’ over vaccine rollout

Reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Health Minister Jens Spahn urged the country to be patient during the long road out of the coronavirus pandemic as he responded on Saturday to criticism over the slow pace of a vaccine rollout. FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn attends a news conference on......

Dollar holds above 2018 lows ahead of U.S. jobs report

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held above a 2018 low against other major currencies on Friday ahead of fresh U.S. jobs data likely to give clues on the extent of fiscal stimulus needed to prop up the coronavirus-hit economy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a......

German vaccine purchase agreements don’t affect EU contracts – ministry

Reuters
Oezlem Saki, member of a German Red Cross mobile vaccination team prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for employees and inhabitants of a retirement nursery in Dillenburg, Germany, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s agreement with BioNTech to purchase additional doses of a COVID-19 vaccine does not affect......

Scottish fishermen halt EU exports over Brexit delays

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: View of fishing boats and a net in the coastal town of Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Smith LONDON (Reuters) – Many Scottish fishermen have halted exports to European Union markets after post-Brexit bureaucracy added days to their delivery times and hundreds of pounds to......

New lockdowns in Europe delay fuel demand recovery

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Severe mobility restrictions across Europe to‮‮ ‬‬contain a new surge in COVID-19 cases‮‮ ‬‬weighed on fuel sales, weakening the prospect of energy demand recovery in the first half of 2021. FILE PHOTO: A notice telling people to stay 2 metres apart is seen at a petrol station,......

The airman from Sierra Leone who was shot down over Nazi Germany

BBC
The experiences of each person differed. Some were targeted because of their race through measures such as sterilisation and exclusion from education and certain jobs. Others found themselves in concentration camps. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

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