Markets in Asia, Europe Lose Ground


Global markets were mostly lower Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed 0.3 percent higher, while the S&P/ASX in Sydney had gained 0.8 percent in late afternoon action.  Seoul’s KOSPI index was 0.1 percent higher, and Taiwan was up 0.6 percent. On the negative side, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was 0.2 percent lower, the Shanghai Composite […]

Britain Hosts Global COVID-19 Vaccine Summit


British Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thursday opened the Global Vaccine Summit, a virtual gathering of more that 50 countries, to raise funds for the U.N.-backed public-private health alliance known as GAVI, with the goal of ensuring vaccines are available to all. The summit hopes to raise more than $7.5 billion for the development […]