Tuesday , August 3 2021

Thailand expands quasi-lockdown to cover 40% of population

Bloomberg Thailand is set to expand its quasi-lockdown measures to its regions that are hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic and home to about 40% of the population. The most stringent restrictions in 13 provinces, including the capital Bangkok and its surrounding regions, will be extended to August 31, and those ...

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North Korea threatens week-old detente over US-led exercises

Bloomberg Kim Jong Un’s sister warned that upcoming US-South Korea military drills could jeopardise talks with Seoul, raising doubts about a diplomatic breakthrough less than a week after both sides announced a resumption of communications. Kim Yo Jong said the plan to hold annual allied exercises this month “seriously undermines” ...

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Nonfungible tokens get popular thanks to Shopify’s latest move

Bloomberg Nonfungible tokens have shot to popularity in the past year. Shopify Inc’s move to facilitate sales might bring them even further into the mainstream. NFTs have become popular in industries from sports memorabilia to fashion and art, where their ability to provide authentication and uniqueness is prized. Last week, ...

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Gold can top $3,000 amid recovery, says Quadriga Fund

Bloomberg Gold is primed to surge to fresh highs as the risks around central banks unwinding massive stimulus are under-appreciated by investors, said a fund manager who forecast the metal’s ascent to a record last year. Diego Parrilla, who manages the $250 million Quadriga Igneo fund, said there isn’t widespread ...

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Germany to offer Covid shots to youngsters as vaccinations slow

Bloomberg Germany is poised to widen Covid-19 vaccinations to include all 12-17 year-olds, stepping up efforts to spur its flagging inoculation drive. The move was set to be agreed on Monday goes beyond advice published by the government’s independent vaccine commission. The authority, known as STIKO, recommends inoculating those in ...

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