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Africa: Okonjo-Iweala Assumes Duty, Rallies WTO Officials for Reforms

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who assumed duty yesterday, has called on members of the organisation to "do things differently" to achieve reforms necessary to keep the global trade body relevant. Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking...

Surgeon opposes relaxing of Covid restrictions: ‘We haven’t even come down below the surge last summer’

States are easing social distancing rules but it's "too soon" to roll back Covid restrictions, Dr. Atul Gawande warned on CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith." "We are currently at levels of cases that are still above the highest level of our last surge, so...

Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge

GENEVA: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over the World Trade Organization on Monday amid hopes that she will spur the beleaguered body into addressing its towering challenges, including the pandemic-fuelled global economic crisis. "The WTO is too important to allow it to be slowed down, paralysed and...

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Zoom, Roku, Novavax & more

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Zoom, Roku, Novavax & more
A trader working after the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Kena Betancur | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Monday: Zoom Video – Shares of the video communications company popped 8.5% on the back...

Nike’s North American head Ann Hebert renews24nations after report reveals ties to a sneaker resale biz

Seen through a store window, a Nike employee stands in the entryway of the Nike SoHo store in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Nike said Monday that the vice president and general manager of its North America division, Ann Hebert, has left the...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 – 1 March 2021

Africa: Who Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 1 March 2021
Today, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire started vaccinating health workers against COVID-19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through COVAX. A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week. Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of...

GST collection in February tops Rs 1 lakh crore; 7% increase from the year-ago month

Goods and service tax collections in February clocked Rs 1.13 lakh crore, up 7% from the same month last year on the back of various measures taken by the government to improve compliance. Revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh crore for the fifth time in...

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power
As technology develop, the size of wind turbines is increasing. This image does not show the type of turbine that will be used at Triton Knoll. Rini Kools | iStock | Getty Images A major wind farm off the U.K.'s east coast featuring huge turbines has...

United Airlines buys 25 additional Boeing 737 Max jets in vote of confidence in the planes

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines is buying 25 additional Boeing 737 Max planes and taking delivery of other orders earlier than previously planned as it prepares for a recovery in...