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Leaping yields buttress dollar ahead of Fed meeting

SYDNEY — The dollar was firm on Wednesday after a rip higher in U.S. yields vaulted it up sharply on the euro overnight, putting it back above support levels that have held for the past few months in anticipation of rising U.S. interest rates. The euro fell about 0.7% on Tuesday, its sharpest daily drop […]

Argentine VP slams IMF payments for ‘costing more than COVID’ as deal talks stutter

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK — Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has slammed payments to the International Monetary Fund as costing the country more than COVID-19, as talks over a new $40 billion deal show little sign of advancing. Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president who remains a key power player in the government, blamed […]

U.S. website to order free COVID-19 tests is now up and running

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s new COVIDTests.gov website, set up for American households to order four free COVID-19 tests amid the Omicron variant surge, is up and running ahead of its official launch on Wednesday, the White House said. U.S. households can secure four tests at no cost when ordering from the website, with shipping […]

China launches campaign to plug greenhouse gas monitoring gap

BEIJING — China will force key industrial sectors and regions to take action to measure greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new initiative to improve data quality and oversight, according to an environment ministry document reviewed by Reuters. Under the pilot program, some of China’s biggest coal-fired power providers, steel mills and oil and […]

Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records

France reports nearly half a million new daily cases, with records also broken in Italy and Denmark.

‘Suez Canal and Challenges in World Trade’ Conference Kicks Off at Expo 2020 Dubai Amid International Turnout

DUBAI, Arab Emirates, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), attended on Sunday morning the international conference the SCA organized under the title ‘The Suez Canal and Challenges in World Trade’ as part of Expo 2020 Dubai.  The conference discussed how to support global trade amid […]

Gilead says counterfeit versions of its HIV drugs ended up with patients

NEW YORK — Gilead Sciences Inc said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than $250 million of counterfeit versions of its HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients. The drugmaker said it found 85,247 bottles that had been tampered with or faked, including versions of its Biktarvy and […]

Interface Fluidics Announces Joint Industry Project with Equinor and ExxonMobil to Bring PVT Testing Into the Field

On the heels of a Series B fundraise, Calgary-based technology company announces project to develop and demonstrate an alternative to traditional Phase Behaviour Measurement devices for the global energy industry CALGARY, Alberta — Two months after closing a Series B fundraise, Interface Fluidics has announced a joint industry project (JIP) with Equinor and ExxonMobil to […]

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