UPDATE 2-Protesters opposed to COVID measures clash with police in Paris

UPDATE 2-Protesters opposed to COVID measures clash with police in Paris
Protesters hold placards and banners during a demonstration called by the "yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement against France's restrictions to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Paris, France, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS, July 24 (Reuters) - French anti-riot police fired teargas on Saturday as clashes erupted during protests in central Paris against COVID-19… Read More

UPDATE 1-Oando leads Nigerian stocks higher as settles dispute with regulator

UPDATE 1-Oando leads Nigerian stocks higher as settles dispute with regulator
(Adds details, stock index gain)ABUJA, July 22 (Reuters) - Share in Nigeria’s Oando surged around 10% to a five-month high on Thursday after the oil firm settled a long-running dispute with the country’s securities regulator, helping to lift the wider equities market.Oando reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after the regulator… Read More

UPDATE 1-Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

UPDATE 1-Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals
FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts… Read More

UPDATE 1-British ministers decide against mass vaccination for teens

UPDATE 1-British ministers decide against mass vaccination for teens
Health workers and volunteers assist as students take coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at Harris Academy Beckenham, ahead of full school reopening in England as part of lockdown restrictions being eased, in Beckenham, south east London, Britain, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/July 17 (Reuters) - Britain has opted against mass COVID-19 vaccinations for all children and… Read More

UPDATE 1-Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

UPDATE 1-Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals
FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts… Read More

UPDATE 1-Binance stops selling ‘stock tokens’ after regulatory scrutiny

UPDATE 1-Binance stops selling ‘stock tokens’ after regulatory scrutiny
LONDON (Reuters) -Binance said on Friday it had stopped selling digital tokens linked to shares, as Hong Kong’s financial watchdog became the latest in a string of regulators to crack down on the cryptocurrency exchange platform’s “stock tokens” offerings.FILE PHOTO: Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, and Litecoin are seen in front of a… Read More

UPDATE 1-Pound extends fall after U.S. inflation data lifts dollar

UPDATE 1-Pound extends fall after U.S. inflation data lifts dollar
* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv (Updates prices, adds inflation data)LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Sterling fell against the dollar on Tuesday after data showing the highest U.S. inflation in 13 years sent the greenback surging to a six-day high.The U.S. Labor Department said the consumer… Read More

UPDATE 1-Philippine economy set for rebound, pandemic impact ‘transitory’

UPDATE 1-Philippine economy set for rebound, pandemic impact ‘transitory’
* Monetary, fiscal policies supportive of growth -officials* Double digit growth in Q2 2021 - finance minister* Fitch downgrades credit rating outlook to negative (Recasts lead, adds details, quotes)MANILA, July 12 (Reuters) - The Philippines is set for an economic rebound, with medium-term growth prospects on solid footing, its economic managers said on Monday, after… Read More