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Business sentiment improves as firms look past pandemic, Bank of Canada says

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Business sentiment in Canada continues to improve and many firms consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, though the outlook remains challenging for high-contact services, a Bank of Canada survey showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building......

AstraZeneca has not reacted yet to EU letter on vaccines – Corriere

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MILAN (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has yet to react to a letter sent by the European Commission to complain over below-contract supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Italian daily Corriere della Sera said, adding the Anglo-Swedish group missed a deadline indicated by Brussels. FILE PHOTO: Empty vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are seen......

Qatar National Bank’s Q1 net profit falls 7% as provisions climb

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DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) – Qatar National Bank (QNB) , the biggest lender in the Gulf, said on Sunday its first quarter net profit fell by 7% from a year earlier to 3.3 billion riyals ($906 million) as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in “precautionary” loan loss provisions. The bank’s......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 718 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,567 from 18,938 the day before. Italy has registered 113,923 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year,......

Moldova to buy 400,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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CHISINAU, April 9 (Reuters) – Moldova will buy 400,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday. Moldova and neighbouring Ukraine, two of Europe’s poorest countries, have lagged behind the rest of the continent in the scramble for vaccines and welcomed donations......

Poland seems to have passed COVID-19 infections peak – minister

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks wait in line at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine centre situated at a temporary hospital organised at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland seems to have passed a peak in the number of coronavirus infections,......

Germany sticks to recommendation on vaccine switch after first Astra dose

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FILE PHOTO: A vial with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is prepared during a vaccination of teachers and nursery teachers, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Grevesmuehlen, Germany, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine commission stuck to its recommendation on Thursday that people aged under......

UK-made AstraZeneca vaccines sent to Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

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FILE PHOTO: Boxes of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in a refrigerator at a NHS mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Robertson House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Britain January 11, 2021. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) -Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown to Australia......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

Mexico authorizes emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A health official draws a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India’s COVID-19 vaccine......

Argentina benefiting from higher world food prices – IMF economist

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WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – Argentina is benefitting from higher world food prices since that is one of its main exports, although the country’s government is still working to stabilize the economy, Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s chief economist said on Tuesday. The IMF lifted its forecast for growth in Latin......

South Korea says considering all options including vaccine export curbs

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FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” are placed on dry ice in this illustration taken, December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean health authorities are considering all options to secure enough coronavirus vaccine supplies, a top vaccine official said on Tuesday in response to questions about......

France sees further rise in COVID-19 intensive care patients

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FILE PHOTO: Medical workers, wearing protective gear, work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at Cambrai hospital, France, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – France reported on Saturday that 5,273 people were in intensive care units (ICU) for......

Brazil registers 2,922 new COVID-19 deaths

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SAO PAULO, April 2 (Reuters) – Brazil on Friday registered 2,922 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said, as the Latin American nation grapples with the worst of the pandemic so far and the world’s highest daily death tolls. Cases rose by 70,238 to 12,910,082. Deaths now total 328,206. (Reporting......

Mexico reports 3,089 new coronavirus cases, 190 more deaths

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico on Friday reported 3,089 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 190 more fatalities, bringing the country’s total to 2,247,357 infections and 203,854 deaths, according to data from the health ministry. The government says the real case numbers are likely significantly higher, and separate data published......

France sees biggest jump in COVID-19 intensive care patients in months

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker, wearing protective gear, works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated at Cambrai hospital, France, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – France reported on Friday that 5,254 people were in intensive care units......

Dutch PM Rutte censured but survives no-confidence vote

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By Bart H. Meijer, Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s chances of forming a new government were dealt a serious blow on Friday, as parliament passed a formal motion of disapproval, saying he had not told the truth about remarks made during government formation talks. Dutch......

Brazil faces “very serious situation” in pandemic: WHO

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FILE PHOTO: Elderly people wait in line to receive a dose of the Sinovac’s CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a vaccination day for 65-year-old and older citizens in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes GENEVA (Reuters) – A number of states in......

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