Southern Africa’s new Covid-19 variant gives rise to a wave of travel restrictions

Southern Africa’s new Covid-19 variant gives rise to a wave of travel restrictions

JOHANNESBURG – Dozens of countries restrict Friday travel to and from South Africa and neighboring countries in hopes of containing a rapidly spreading new variant of coronavirus, which scientists say could be more contagious and could make the current crop of Covid-19- vaccines less effective. Experts from the World Health Organization were to meet later … Read more

Asian markets are sinking, while investors are weighing on recent global virus problems

Asian markets are sinking, while investors are weighing on recent global virus problems

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets sank on Friday after some European countries tightened travel and business borders following a rise in coronavirus infections, and South Africa reported a new variant. Do not miss: South African researchers are discovering a new variant of coronavirus in the midst of the number of cases Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong … Read more

Global markets are falling due to concerns over new Covid-19 variant

Global markets are falling due to concerns over new Covid-19 variant

Global stock markets and US stock futures declined after South Africa sounded the alarm over a new, rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus, triggering concern about the potential for new travel restrictions or other restrictions that could limit economic activity. With U.S. equities set for a shortened trading session after a one-day Thanksgiving break, market participants … Read more

South Africa raises alarm over new coronavirus variant

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government is considering new public health restrictions to include a rapidly spreading new variant of coronavirus that researchers say has a high number of mutations that can make it more transmissible and allow it to evade some of the immune responses triggered by previous infection or vaccination. The warning from … Read more

Travel to the United States hit the pandemic high ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

The week leading up to this Thanksgiving has been the busiest for airports since the coronavirus pandemic began, and so far the journey has gone smoothly. For seven days in a row, through Wednesday, the daily number of airport passengers exceeded two million people, a number not seen since before the pandemic, according to the … Read more

Turks abandon the lira for dollars as the currency crisis deepens

ISTANBUL – A currency crisis here is undermining the Turks’ confidence in their government’s ability to control the economy, prompting masses of people to buy US dollars and sending crowds of people into the streets to oppose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policies. Utøjspoliti stod langs gaderne i dele af Istanbul, da landet forberedte sig på … Read more

Europe’s Covid-19 rise presents difficult choices as winter approaches

While Covid-19 infections and deaths in the EU are obscuring them in the US, the region is facing an ugly reality: defeating the Delta variant is proving harder than a virus-ridden continent had hoped. Rapidly rising Covid-19 infection in parts of Europe, including Germany, raises fears of another winter filled with hospitals. Countries are rushing … Read more

Bitcoin and Ether are rising. India’s crypto ban is perhaps not that bad.

Text size A crypto chief is optimistic that India will fall short with a direct ban on private digital assets. Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images The two leading digital assets rose on Thursday amid optimism that new rules for cryptocurrencies planned by the Indian government would fall short with a direct ban. Both … Read more

Where American workers resign at record high rates

Workers in the United States resigned from record-high 4.4 million jobs in September. Many Americans are leaving roles for better working conditions and wages in the midst of a historically rapid economic recovery. However, the wave of resignations has not been uniform across the country. States in the West, including Hawaii, Montana, Utah and Oregon, … Read more

Vermont is a vaccination star. Why things are rising there and what it means for investors.

Call it the Vermont Problem: Why is the daily Covid-19 case doubling in the states of New England with vaccination rates above 70%, and what does it say about the coming winter? Of all states, Vermont has managed the pandemic most successfully to date, with the lowest death toll and the highest rates both of … Read more