Économie

Auto battery firm abandons plan to build first United Kingdom gigafactory in Wales

Auto battery firm abandons plan to build first United Kingdom gigafactory in Wales Britishvolt CEO, Orral Nadjari "We are delighted to have secured this site in Blyth". It's likely be fully up and running by 2027, when over 300,000 lithium-ion batteries will be made and placed into the United Kingdom supply stream for the United Kingdom automotive industry. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank announces major boost to pandemic programmes

European Central Bank announces major boost to pandemic programmes It also expanded its emergency bond-buying program by €500 billion ($604 billion), bringing it to a total of €1.85 trillion. The European Central Bank (ECB ) said on Thursday that it made a decision to expand the pandemic emergency purchase program (PEPP) by another 500 billion euros (605 billion USA dollars) and extend the duration of the program to at least the end of March 2022, as part of... [Full Article...]

Britain signs free trade deal with Singapore

Britain signs free trade deal with Singapore Britain signed a free trade deal with Singapore today, the latest in a series of agreements Britain is trying to broker around the globe as it prepares to end its transition out of the European Union on December 31. Officials said the two deals bring Britain a step closer to joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a growing regional trade bloc. [Full Article...]

Facebook, Messenger et Instagram touchés — Bug mondial

Facebook, Messenger et Instagram touchés — Bug mondial Selon Downdetector , spécialisé dans l'observation et les résolutions de des problèmes et des pannes informatiques pour toutes sortes de services, le pic du phénomène a été atteint aux alentours de 11h. Deezer, SFR, Bouygues, Orange... sont aussi impactés. Toujours d'après le site, 90% des signalements liés à Messenger mentionneraient l'impossibilité d'envoyer ou recevoir des messages. [Full Article...]

India considering accelerated review of COVID-19 vaccine emergency use -govt official

India considering accelerated review of COVID-19 vaccine emergency use -govt official Pfizer requires a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius and experts have raised questions that India's existing cold storage facilities do not match these conditions. However, the Drugs Controller General of India has "discretionary power to waive localised clinical trials for a vaccine", officers added. Covishield is a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford and will be manufactured by S... [Full Article...]

Exports Soar as China Posts Record Trade Surplus

Exports Soar as China Posts Record Trade Surplus That's despite Beijing promising a steep increase in imports from the USA this year as part of a phase-one trade deal aimed at halting trade disputes with Washington. The trade pattern structure has also been continuously optimized, with the proportion of general trade in the country's overall foreign trade growing larger. [Full Article...]

Britain and European Union make last-ditch attempt to strike post-Brexit trade deal

Britain and European Union make last-ditch attempt to strike post-Brexit trade deal The Brexit negotiations have been hit by a string of missed deadlines, with the Oct 15 date - originally set by the Prime Minister for a deal to be struck - already missed. The European Commission launched legal proceedings against the United Kingdom in October over the legislation, which United Kingdom ministers have admitted would breach the terms of the Northern Ireland protocol in the Withdr... [Full Article...]

Indian gov’t, farmers to meet again over highway blockade

Indian gov’t, farmers to meet again over highway blockade Though the government said the three laws will free them from the shackles of middlemen, farmers argued they would be left at mercy of big companies. He said that farmers will protest against the central government and the corporate houses and burn their effigies on December 5, adding that on December 7, sportspersons will return their medals in solidarity with the farmers. [Full Article...]

COVID-19 : sept nouveaux cas dans la MRC des Appalaches

COVID-19 : sept nouveaux cas dans la MRC des Appalaches L'INSPQ signale aussi que le nombre de cas actifs s'élève à 13 846. La flambée de cas de COVID-19 se poursuit au Québec et Lanaudière n'a pas échappé à celle-ci. Peu de régions ont été épargnées par la progression de la contagion. Au total, 111 éclosions sont actives actuellement sur le territoire. Elles font également état de 48 nouveaux décès, pour un total qui s'élève à 7 231. [Full Article...]

RBI Bars HDFC Bank from Issuing New Credit Cards

RBI Bars HDFC Bank from Issuing New Credit Cards HDFC Bank's board has been asked to examine the lapses and fix accountability. "We will work with experts and the regulator to fortify the identified areas for improvement". If the ban is imposed for 6 months, then it will means around 10 lakh new users can't be onboarded and this means huge business loss for the bank. On credit cards, HDFC Bank is by far the market leader, leading the second l... [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris names Clinton aide as her chief of staff

Kamala Harris names Clinton aide as her chief of staff She also said it is key to make sure the economic recovery includes everyone. Harris referenced the significant number of American adults with children saying their families are going hungry, and the even higher rate of adults saying they're having trouble paying their "essential" bills. [Full Article...]

U.S. Bipartisan Lawmakers Propose $908 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

U.S. Bipartisan Lawmakers Propose $908 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill Any relief package would be attached to a $1.4 trillion year-end spending bill required to avert a government shutdown next weekend. John Thune (R-S.D.), said provisions that have GOP support include funding for vaccines, schools, and unemployment assistance. [Full Article...]

OECD estimates better global growth on vaccine progress_china

OECD estimates better global growth on vaccine progress_china But it forecasts the world economy to snap back with 4.2 percent growth in 2021. The OECD has called for greater cooperation among countries in the fight against the coronavirus, including on matters such as the distribution of vaccines and extending debt relief to poorer countries. [Full Article...]

Pfizer a déposé une demande d'autorisation de son vaccin en Europe — Coronavirus

Pfizer a déposé une demande d'autorisation de son vaccin en Europe — Coronavirus Le vaccin Pfizer/BioNTech sera donc disponible " dès la semaine prochaine, dans tout le pays ", avance le gouvernement britannique. Basée à Amsterdam, l'Agence européenne du médicament a pour mission d'autoriser et contrôler les médicaments dans l'Union Européenne. [Full Article...]

China's 'Wolf Warriors' slam Australia, winning fans at home

China's 'Wolf Warriors' slam Australia, winning fans at home What it will take is for China to realise that its bully boy tactics won't work on Australia, and for Canberra to work out ways of dealing with an authoritarian regime, without seeming to kowtow to Beijing, but still be obsequious enough to smooth ruffled feathers. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump gives first TV interview since USA election defeat

Donald Trump gives first TV interview since USA election defeat The presidential daily briefing is a daily rundown of threats and intelligence developments compiled by the national security community for the United States leadership. The Trump campaign and its supporters have tried and failed to convince judges of election irregularities in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, all of which are critical to Biden's victory. [Full Article...]

Moderna says will request US, Europe vaccine authorization Monday

Moderna says will request US, Europe vaccine authorization Monday We now have the data to prove it", Moderna Chief Medical Officer Dr Tal Zaks said. Earlier this week, the MHRA said it had the data it needed to assess whether the Pfizer vaccine meets required standards and would "make a decision in the shortest time possible, without compromising the thoroughness of our review". [Full Article...]

Microsoft to Let Some Employees Work From Home Permanently

Microsoft to Let Some Employees Work From Home Permanently Although most of Microsoft's employees have been working from home since March due to the coronavirus pandemic , the company said it is allowing them more freedom to do so when its offices reopen in January 2021. If approved, employees can even move overseas to carry out their remote work. "Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention-guided by employee input, data, and our ... [Full Article...]

OPEC reaches consensus to extend oil cuts by three months, Algeria says

OPEC reaches consensus to extend oil cuts by three months, Algeria says However, hopes on a Covid-19 vaccine helped keep both the Brent and the WTI benchmarks on track to increase over a fifth in November. Still, Erduan Reid , head of crude swaps at Eagle Commodities , summarized the sentiment of many of his colleagues by remarking, "With three vaccine candidates at least close to deployment, a material recovery in economic activity and oil consumption in the next... [Full Article...]

China shoots self in foot with coal blockade

China shoots self in foot with coal blockade There's about 5.7 million tons of coal and approximately 1,000 seafarers on the anchored vessels, which are mostly Capesize and Panamax-sized vessels, according to Kpler . Lol, $165. It's available at Newcastle spot in the mid-$60s. The unofficial coal ban is just one of many apparent trade embargoes, which have hit Australian goods in recent weeks. [Full Article...]


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