Biden transition and vaccine hopes drive up stocks, oil and bitcoin

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Stocks, oil and risk currencies, including bitcoin, gained on Tuesday as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden got the formal go-ahead to begin his transition to the White House. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency rose 3% to near

Biden transition and vaccine hopes drive up stocks, oil and bitcoin

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Stocks, oil and risk currencies including bitcoin gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by COVID-19 vaccines.FILE PHOTO: People walk past the

Vaccine progress lift stocks, dollar still sickly

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares and oil prices rose on Monday while the dollar fell as investors pinned hopes for economic revival on coronavirus vaccines, even as the world contended with surging case numbers and delays to fresh U.S. stimulus.FILE PHOTO:

Philippine president to inspect typhoon damage as death toll rises to 16

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will inspect on Monday areas hit by Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, as authorities claimed mandatory evacuations had prevented a higher death toll even as some areas remained cut off.Slideshow

Seven pro democratic lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: A general view of skyline buildings in Hong Kong, China May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File PhotoHONG KONG (Reuters) – Seven pro-democratic lawmakers were arrested in Hong Kong on Sunday on charges related to obstructing a legislative council meeting