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OIL prices are racing ahead, supported by optimism around the vaccine rollout and fresh evidence of their efficacy in preventing infection. Israel, the country with the fastest rate of vaccination, aims to attain herd immunity by March.
BEIJING (Reuters): China's foreign ministry denied on Thursday (Feb 25) that US diplomats in the country had been required to take anal swab tests for Covid-19, following media reports that some had complained about the procedure.
HONG KONG: Children here were seen returning to campuses in a steady stream following a government announcement ahead of the Lunar New Year that schools will be allowed to open their doors to one-third of the registered number of students provided the Covid-19 situation did not deteriorate.
BUSINESS at eateries in Ipoh dropped by at least 70% during the Chinese New Year holidays last weekend.
THE re-introduction of the movement control order (MCO 2.0) has impacted car sales, according to the country’s biggest automotive group.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arranged to buy coronavirus vaccines for 23 million more people, its prime minister said on Tuesday, a day after authorities decided to scale back initial vaccination plans, citing delays and efficacy concerns.
SINGAPORE: Bitcoin stalled just short of the $50,000 mark on Monday and other cryptocurrencies slipped, as investors took profit from a record-breaking rally that is being driven by a worldwide shift in investor and public attitudes towards digital assets.
The Straits Times gives a special look at this year's Lunar New Year in China celebration with the Covid-19 pandemic still hanging over the air throughout the world.
NEW YORK: Oil prices climbed more than 2% on Friday, hitting the highest levels in more than a year on hopes a U.S. stimulus will boost the economy and fuel demand, as supplies tighten due largely to output cuts by top producing countries.
PETALING JAYA: Traffic volume on the North-South Expressway saw a significant drop during this year’s Chinese New Year holidays compared to last year’s pre-Covid-19 times, says Plus Malaysia Berhad.