Covid-19 vaccine may serve as ‘stepping stone’ in developing SA inoculation export industry

By Antony Sguazzin(Bloomberg) – The BioVac Institute, a state-backed South African vaccine company, plans to use a deal it won to manufacture coronavirus shots as a stepping stone toward developing an inoculation export industry in the country.The contract with US-based ImmunityBio, which is conducting phase 1 vaccine trials in South Africa and the US, will allow…

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BrandPost: 4 Ways to Deliver a Transcendent Customer Experience to Employees

About | This blog is about helping organizations get agile, customer-centric, and use actionable insights to better capitalize on new opportunities and adjust to quickly changing market conditions. For people slowly returning to the workforce, matters of the employee experience (EX) are moving front of mind. shapecharge Over the last extraordinary year, employment has been…

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Finance Minister Grant Robertson on economy: ‘I think we will see further volatility’

Navigation for News Categories The Minister of Finance Grant Robertson won’t be drawn on whether New Zealand is heading for a double-dip recession. Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone Figures out yesterday showed GDP fell a seasonally adjusted one percent for the three months to the end of December, much worse…

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Flash Briefing: Exxaro announces buyback; Barak whistleblowers; Sinovac shots for SA; Magufuli dies

Exxaro Resources has announced increased revenue of almost R29bn for the year ended in December. Net operating profit dropped by a third. Headline earnings per share dropped slightly and the company declared a final dividend. After the disposal of Exxaro’s shareholding in Tronox Holdings, the proceeds will be used for a special dividend and a…

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When the stimulus stops: Economic danger points to watch for when the ‘punchbowl’ is pulled away

COVID support will end — and when it does it could create a whole new set of problems for borrowers, investors and governments Author of the article: Geoff Zochodne The Parliamentary Budget Officer recently reported that the federal government provided an estimated $122 billion in labour-market support for its 2020-2021 fiscal year, with roughly $42.8…

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The future of AstraZeneca’s vaccine rollout hinges on 2 crucial decisions, after a month of suspensions and dose shortages

The EMA will conclude Thursday whether or not AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine caused blood clots. If the vaccine is indeed safe, as expected, it would mean up to 18 countries can give it out again. Separately, the US awaits results of a trial that could determine FDA authorization of AstraZeneca’s shot. See more stories on Insider’s…

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Canadian Tire, Toronto startup and Ontario government invest $3 million in automated trucking tech

National retailer Canadian Tire and Toronto-based autonomous trucking startup NuPort Robotics have partnered with the Ontario government to commercialize automated trucking technology.As part of the process, the three partners will be investing $1 million each to undertake a two-year automated heavy-duty trucking project to test the technology. The Ontario government is supporting the project through…

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Hashtag Trending, March 16, 2021 – Rogers’ $26B bid for Shaw; Head offices disappearing in Calgary; Tinder’s background checks

Rogers signs an agreement to purchase Shaw Communications for $26 billion, the office vacancy rate in Calgary becomes a concerning trend, and dating apps look into background checks.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, March 16, and I’m your host Baneet Braich.Rogers has signed an agreement to…

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AstraZeneca’s European problem, Stripe’s mega valuation, living clothing

Skip to navigationSkip to contentDiscoverLatestObsessionsThese are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.FeaturedThese are some of our most ambitious editorial projects. Enjoy!EmailsOur emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend.Become a memberQuartz Daily Brief: AstraZeneca’s European problem, Stripe’s mega…

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An abandoned car, a suspended cop, and a murder: The mystery of a bomb scare at the Ambani residence

An investigation into a security threat to Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has turned into what could be the script for a Bollywood thriller.On March 14, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force, arrested Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze on allegations that he was involved in planting a car with explosives outside Ambani’s…

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Tourism industry proposing digital plans to reconnect with international buyers

Navigation for News Categories The country’s largest annual tourism event has been transformed to help local operators prepare for the eventual return of international tourists. Milford Sound. (File photo). Photo: 123RF Each year, TRENZ usually attracts hundreds of international travel buyers to meet with local tourism operators, build relationships and negotiate business deals. It was…

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Auckland hotels continue to struggle despite America’s Cup crowds

Navigation for News Categories Spectators watching the America’s Cup racing have filled several Auckland waterfront hotels this weekend. File photo. Photo: Photo /123RF But the Hotel Council Aotearoa says there are still markedly fewer bookings than the event would have brought without Covid-19 border closures. The council’s strategic director, James Doolan, said many other Tāmaki…

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UPDATED with Barak response: SA’s Barak Fund crumbles in Greensill fashion

Australian banker Lex Greensill’s Greensill Capital, a start-up that provided short-term cash advances and spun off its loans into bond-like securities has filed for insolvency protection. This after bondholders Credit Suisse stopped investors from moving money in or out of $10bn in supply-chain investment funds when Greensill lost coverage from credit insurers. Backers such as…

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