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 2021-12-01 08:11 

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Host S.Korea shifts U.N. peacekeeping meet online amid Omicron concerns...

A U.N. peacekeeping conference expected to draw more than 700 people to Seoul next week from 155 nations will now be held online instead, as concerns grow over the Omicron variant of coronavirus, South Korean officials said on Wednesday....

 2021-12-01 07:23 

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UK has 22 cases of Omicron, health secretary says | Reuters...

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there were 22 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, and that that figure was set to rise....

 2021-12-01 07:01 

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German state reports four fully vaccinated people infected with Omicron...

Four people in southern Germany have tested positive for the Omicron COVID-19 variant even though they were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the public health office in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said....

 2021-12-01 06:44 

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Japanese shares snap 3-day losing streak, Omicron worries cap gains...

Japanese shares closed higher amid choppy trade on Wednesday, marking a rebound from three straight sessions of sharp losses, although uncertainties over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant capped gains....

 2021-12-01 06:41 

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South Africa's rand recovers on improved risk-taking...

The South African rand continued its recovery from last week's plunge early on Wednesday, as risk appetite returned to markets, but uncertainty over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant was expected to keep investors on edge....

 2021-12-01 06:29 

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Gold gains on softer bond yields, growth concerns...

Gold rose on Wednesday, as softer bond yields and uncertainty about growth amid fears over the new Omicron variant of coronavirus lifted its appeal....

 2021-12-01 06:00 

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History says expect strong December for U.S. stocks, despite Omicron and Fed worries...

A pileup of risks into year-end has some investors gauging whether December will continue its historical trend of a strong stock performance, even as markets face of worries over the Omicron coronavirus variant and a more hawkish Federal Reserve....

 2021-12-01 03:29 

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China met coal, coke futures jump as Omicron disrupts imports...

Chinese coking coal and coke futures gained more than 5% each on Wednesday, buoyed by supply concerns as coal imports from Mongolia were disrupted by the recent outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-01 03:05 

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Copper rebounds as concerns over Omicron virus variant ease...

Copper prices rose on Wednesday, as investors shook off some concerns about the new Omicron coronavirus variant that has rattled market sentiment in recent days....

 2021-12-01 02:56 

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Japanese shares gain after 3 days of falls, Omicron worries weigh...

Japanese shares rose on Wednesday after three straight sessions of sharp losses, with paper and pulp, shipping and auto stocks leading the rebound, although uncertainties over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant weighed on market sentiment....

 2021-12-01 02:31 

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Asian shares bounce from year low but Omicron, Fed in focus...

Asian stocks rose from a one-year low on Wednesday as U.S. share futures and oil recovered from the previous day's selloff, but uncertainty over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant kept investors on edge....

 2021-12-01 02:23 

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Hong Kong bans non-residents from three more countries over Omicron...

Hong Kong will ban non-residents from entering the city from Japan, Portugal and Sweden from Friday, adding to a fast-expanding list of countries facing travel restrictions due to concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-01 01:54 

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South Korea reports daily record of over 5,000 new COVID-19 infections...

South Korea reported a new daily record of 5,123 new coronavirus cases, as the country battles to contain a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms and stave off the Omicron variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Wedne...

 2021-12-01 00:32 

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OPEC+ begins two days of talks amid oil rout...

OPEC and its allies begin two days of meetings on Wednesday to decide whether to release more oil into the market or restrain supply amid an oil price rout and fears the Omicron coronavirus variant could weaken global energy demand....

 2021-12-01 00:27 

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Australia shares slip as new community Omicron case weighs; focus on GDP data...

Australian shares edged lower on Wednesday, as the first confirmed community case of the Omicron coronavirus variant stoked fears of reimposition of restrictions and delay an economic recovery, ahead of third quarter GDP data....

 2021-12-01 00:05 

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Nikkei to climb to 31,000; U.S. rates, Omicron pose risks...

Japan's Nikkei share average is set to reach 31,000 by June next year, underpinned by a solid Japanese corporate outlook, but potential U.S. interest rate increases and new coronavirus variants pose risks, a Reuters poll showed....

 2021-12-01 00:02 

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UK retailers raise shop prices for first time since 2019...

British retailers increased their prices for the first time in more than two years in November as the coronavirus pandemic hit global supply chains, limited staff availability and pushed up inflation for shoppers, a survey showed on Wednesday....

 2021-11-30 21:34 

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Australia shares to fall at open; NZ down...

Australian shares are set to open lower on Wednesday after the country confirmed its first community case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, further stoking fears of restrictions and putting economic recovery plans in jeopardy....

 2021-11-30 21:00 

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CME live cattle fall from highs as Omicron rattles markets...

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures weakened on Tuesday as worries about the new Omicron coronavirus variant rattled commodity and financial markets....

 2021-11-30 20:23 

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Ecuador to keep land border with Peru shut to try stop Omicron spread...

Ecuador's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it would keep the country's border with Peru closed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus' Omicron variant....

 2021-11-30 20:16 

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Officials offer vaccine reassurance, WHO advises against travel bans...

The World Health Organization warned countries on Tuesday not to impose blanket travel bans over the new Omicron coronavirus variant as governments and scientists tried to figure how much protection current vaccines would offer against the strain....

 2021-11-30 20:06 

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As Omicron plays havoc with markets, shares of vaccine makers surge...

The emergence of a worrisome coronavirus variant is benefiting shares of vaccine makers Moderna Inc , BioNTech and Pfizer as investors search for winning bets in markets roiled by uncertainty in recent days....

 2021-11-30 18:10 

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Second Omicron case confirmed in Spain, two more suspected...

Spain detected a second case of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Tuesday and expects to confirm another two by the end of the week, while Basque authorities said they planned to declare a health emergency amid a rapidly rising caseload....

 2021-11-30 18:06 

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How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant...

On Friday Nov. 19, Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs, sequenced the genes on eight coronavirus samples - and got the shock of her life....

 2021-11-30 18:00 

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WHO warns against blanket travel bans over Omicron coronavirus variant...

Countries should apply "an evidence-informed and risk-based approach" when implementing any travel measures related to the Omicron variant, including possible screening or quarantine of international passengers, but blanket bans do not prevent its...

 2021-11-30 17:00 

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New lockdowns due to Omicron would threaten coffee industry -Colombia coffee chief...

New economic lockdowns in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant would be another shock for the global coffee industry, Roberto Velez, head of Colombia's national coffee federation (FNC), said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 16:59 

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UK PM Johnson says fresh COVID lockdown is unlikely...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday a new COVID-19 lockdown was unlikely amid concern over the new Omicron coronavirus variant after eight new cases were identified in England, taking the total number to 13....

 2021-11-30 16:58 

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U.S. dollar gains as Powell says risk of inflation has increased...

The U.S. dollar strengthened on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the risk of inflation had increased and suggested retiring the term "transitory" for inflation, while worries about the new Omicron coronavirus variant kept a b...

 2021-11-30 16:46 

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Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, South African disease expert says...

The Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant, the director of South Africa's communicable disease institute said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 16:22 

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U.S. FDA evaluating effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against Omicron...

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Tuesday it was evaluating the effectiveness of authorized COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron coronavirus variant and expects to have more information in the next few weeks....

 2021-11-30 15:55 

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U.S. vaccine diplomacy czar Gayle Smith leaves role...

The Biden administration's global COVID-19 response coordinator Gayle Smith has left the role after eight months, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday, just as the world grapples with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 15:41 

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Swiss consider tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions...

Switzerland is considering tighter restrictions to contain the rising number of new COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant, the government said following an emergency meeting on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 15:33 

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Sweden expands traveler COVID-19 testing over Omicron worries...

The Swedish health agency on Tuesday recommended that all travellers above the age of 6 entering Sweden from outside the Nordic region take a COVID-19 test within seven days due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 15:17 

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Merck says its COVID-19 drug should be effective against any variant...

Merck & Co Inc's experimental COVID-19 drug molnupiravir should have similar activity against any new coronavirus variant, a company executive said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 15:07 

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WHO's Tedros warns against over-reaction to Omicron...

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Tuesday that some countries were introducing blanket measures against the Omicron coronavirus variant that may not be necessary and penalised African nations unfairly....

 2021-11-30 15:01 

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Nine Scottish Omicron cases all linked to same event - Sturgeon...

The nine cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Scotland were all linked to the same private event, and none of the people who had tested positive for the variant had required hospital treatment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 14:59 

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Oil slides, yen gains as Omicron worries push investors to safe havens...

Oil prices slid and global stock benchmarks fell Tuesday after a warning from drugmaker Moderna that existing vaccines are unlikely to be effective against the new coronavirus variant pushed investors into safe havens such as Treasury bonds and the yen....

 2021-11-30 14:34 

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Canadian dollar dips as virus variant risk offsets GDP gain...

The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as fears that the Omicron coronavirus variant could impede global economic recovery offset data showing stronger than expected growth in the domestic economy....

 2021-11-30 14:03 

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COVID comeback caps a November to remember in markets...

The discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant towards the end of November has sent markets tumbling - the culmination of a volatile month for almost every asset class globally....

 2021-11-30 13:58 

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Omicron could hit demand, might not slow inflation-BoE's Mann...

BoE policymaker Catherine Mann said on Tuesday that the newly detected Omicron coronavirus variant could hit consumer confidence, which would weaken the economy's recovery from its historic pandemic hit....

 2021-11-30 13:47 

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WHO's Tedros urges states to take "rational" measures against Omicron risk...

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Tuesday that some states are introducing blanket measures aimed at the Omicron coronavirus variant that he said were "not evidence-based or effective on their own" and were penalisi...

 2021-11-30 13:44 

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Ireland to require COVID-19 tests for all arrivals, source says...

Ireland will require all arrivals to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test - regardless of their vaccination status - to slow the potential spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, a government source said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 13:13 

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Oil positions and prices back to neutral after Omicron-triggered flash crash: Kemp...

Portfolio managers were already selling oil even before news of the Omicron coronavirus variant sent prices into a tailspin on Nov. 26, and the resulting lack of buyers probably worsened the sell off....

 2021-11-30 13:05 

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Bayern matches should be played without fans - Bavarian premier | Reuters...

Markus Soeder, the premier of the German region of Bavaria, home to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, called on Tuesday for soccer matches to be played without fans again due to the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-30 12:32 

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Denmark's coronavirus epidemic is 'more 'stable', health minister says | Reuters...

The coronavirus epidemic in Denmark is showing signs of stabilising, the country's health minister said on Tuesday, citing vaccinations and third jabs as possible causes....

 2021-11-30 12:30 

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Omicron won't tip Germany into recession but recovery slowing -top economists...

Germany's strong fourth wave of coronavirus infections and the new Omicron variant are unlikely to tip its economy into recession although output will now reach its pre-pandemic level later than expected, leading economists told Reuters on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 12:20 

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Putin gives government a week to prepare Omicron action plan...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to prepare an action plan within the next week to fight the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-30 12:04 

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Patricia Cornwell resurrects beloved Kay Scarpetta for 'Autopsy' | Reuters...

Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell thought she was done with writing books for good, until the coronavirus pandemic struck and with it, inspiration for a new novel featuring the U.S. author's much-loved character, medical examiner Kay Scarp...

 2021-11-30 12:02 

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Becton says confident its COVID-19 tests will detect Omicron variant | Reuters...

Becton Dickinson and Co said on Tuesday it was confident that its COVID-19 tests would be able to detect the new coronavirus variant Omicron....

 2021-11-30 11:40 

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Two Israeli doctors infected with Omicron, hospital says...

The new coronavirus variant, Omicron, has been detected in two Israeli doctors, one of whom had returned from a conference in London in the past week, a spokesperson for Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv confirmed on Tuesday....

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