Your Monday Briefing

U.S. steps up efforts to evacuate Afghans. By Amelia Nierenberg Good morning. We’re covering the latest on the U.S. effort to evacuate Afghans in Kabul, the extended lockdown in Australia and America’s fast-growing Asian population. U.S. orders airlines to help

Australia's CPI spikes to highest since 2008 on Covid jolt

(BLOOMBERG) – Australia’s inflation surged last quarter, joining developed-world counterparts in spiking from 2020’s lockdown-induced weakness, though a renewed Covid outbreak is set to damp pressures ahead. Inflation accelerated to 3.8 per cent in the three months through June from

Katie Hopkins: Australia orders far-right British commentator to be deported after appalling behaviour while in quarantine

Katie Hopkins is going to be deported from Australia after her “appalling” behaviour while quarantining in a hotel. The far-right commentator had travelled Down Under to appear on Big Brother VIP, and caused controversy by boasting about flouting the country’s

Sydney Airport gets $22.3 billion takeover bid

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Sydney Airport received a A$22.3 billion (S$22.3 billion) takeover offer from a group including IFM Investors, in one of the boldest bets since the pandemic on a recovery of global travel. The consortium offered A$8.25 a share,

Covid-19 coronavirus: Auckland into level-3 lockdown; NZ to alert level 2

VIRUS LATEST* Revealed: The 21 locations of interest visited by three new community cases*No need to rush: Aucklanders queue at supermarkets * ‘It’s a difficult situation’: Prada Cup racing postponed* Australia suspends quarantine-free travel bubble for Kiwis* The winning formula: