Central Queensland business owners ‘in tears’ over looming COVID restrictions, meeting organiser says

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Some frustrated businesses in regional Queensland say they fear they will have to “shut their doors” due to the state government’s impending tough COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated people.Key points:Roughly 400 business owners attend a meeting in Yeppoon discussing navigating impending restrictionsIt follows a similar meeting held recently in MackayState MP Brittany Lauga says business would be in a … Read more

Singapore central bank MAS calls out crypto risks, speculative swings

Singapore central bank MAS calls out crypto risks, speculative swings

Signage for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is displayed outside the central bank’s headquarters in Singapore.Sam Kang Li | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator warned Tuesday of “sharp speculative swings” and potential risks for retail investors who put their money in cryptocurrencies.The Monetary Authority of Singapore “frowns on … Read more

Spain’s Central Bank Requesting Financial Institutions to Outline Crypto Plans Until 2024: Report

Spain’s Central Bank Requesting Financial Institutions to Outline Crypto Plans Until 2024: Report

Banco Santander, Spain’s largest bank, will be offering crypto exchange-traded funds (ETF), Santander’s Executive President Ana Botin said on Oct. 14 in a Bloomberg TV interview. “We have been quite slow in adopting that, because of compliance and regulatory and risk appetite,” Botin said. “But we are now getting into it.” When asked if Santander’s … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

DAKAR, Nov 3 (Reuters) – West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency said.Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection rates, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths … Read more

‘Money Is Too Important To Be Left To Central Bankers’

‘Money Is Too Important To Be Left To Central Bankers’

Former CFTC Chair and ‘Crypto Dad’ Chris Giancarlo Chris Giancarlo Chris Giancarlo, commonly referred to in the industry as “Crypto Dad,” served as the 13th chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from June 2014 to April 2019. His tenure is best known for the CFTC’s 2017 approval of the first bitcoin derivatives … Read more

Mobius warns ‘crypto could really blow up’: central banks should pay attention

Mobius warns ‘crypto could really blow up’: central banks should pay attention

Mark Mobius, the veteran emerging markets investor, warned of a potential cryptocurrency collapse that would be felt across global stock markets. “Cryptocurrency is something that could really blow up. If bitcoin crashes, it will probably affect stock markets across the world, although temporarily,” Mobius, one of the world’s most renowned investors, told Financial News. The price of bitcoin … Read more

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Nearly a million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses are due to expire by the end of the January, but Medsafe says the vials will be used “well before” then. As many as 55,770 vials of Pfizer – each containing up to six doses – are due to expire before the end of the year. Another 101,790 … Read more