Asian markets eye muted start on economic hopes, pandemic fears

Asian markets eye muted start on economic hopes, pandemic fears
(Reuters) - Asian markets were set for sideways trade at Thursday’s open as lingering pandemic concerns pushed against stronger economic data, and with little firm direction from Wall Street.A woman holding an umbrella walks near an electric board showing Nikkei index at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonAustralia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200… Read More

Mentally ill ‘ignored’ in most European COVID vaccine plans

Mentally ill ‘ignored’ in most European COVID vaccine plans
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Most European countries are ignoring mentally ill patients in their COVID-19 vaccine strategies despite such patients being highly vulnerable to contracting and dying from… Read More

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes southeast of Loyalty Islands: USGS

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes southeast of Loyalty Islands: USGS
(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The quake had a depth of 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles), the USGS said on.doi.gov/3kaCLSN.A strong earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the Pacific last week as well, and caused New Zealand authorities to urge residents… Read More

GameStop fan ‘Roaring Kitty’ to tell Congress: ‘I like the stock’

GameStop fan ‘Roaring Kitty’ to tell Congress: ‘I like the stock’
(Reuters) - “In short, I like the stock.”Reddit logos are seen displayed in this illustration taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationThat is the key takeaway for Reddit’s Wallstreetbets army of retail traders to upcoming testimony to Congress from Gamestop super-bull Keith Patrick Gill.The 34-year-old from Massachusetts who became the Pied Piper in a massive GameStop… Read More

U.S. antitrust enforcers seen extending review of Lockheed’s deal for Aerojet

U.S. antitrust enforcers seen extending review of Lockheed’s deal for Aerojet
FILE PHOTO: A RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet taxis along a runway after landing at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, Britain July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Peter NichollsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Antitrust regulators will likely lengthen their investigation into Lockheed Martin Corp’s proposed purchase of rocket maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc, industry executives said, since… Read More

Coinbase appoints former Stripe executive as compliance chief

Coinbase appoints former Stripe executive as compliance chief
FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Illustration/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Coinbase has appointed former Stripe executive Melissa Strait as chief compliance officer, as the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange prepares for a direct listing, the company said on Wednesday.Strait will oversee the company’s… Read More