NEW DELHI/BENGALURU — The chief of India’s top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting skepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline. Dozens of vaccine candidates are at various stages of development
SANTIAGO — World top copper producer Chile held its production of copper steady in May versus the previous year even as the coronavirus outbreak exploded in the South American nation, according to data released on Thursday by state copper agency Cochilco. The fast-spreading pandemic in Chile has rattled markets. The
DUBLIN — Ryanair, one of the largest customers for Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX, hopes to take its first delivery in November after the jet’s first test flight appeared to go well, Group Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said on Wednesday. Boeing Co this week began a series of long-delayed flight tests
NEW YORK — U.S. crude oil production dropped 669,000 barrels per day to 12.06 million bpd in April, the government said in a monthly report on Tuesday. The decline came as production fell 234,000 bpd in Texas, the largest oil-producing state, and 195,000 bpd in North Dakota. Output fell 16,000
SHANGHAI — China stocks ended lower on Monday as sharp spikes in new coronavirus infections at home and around the world raised concerns about the country’s nascent economic recovery. ** At the close, the blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.7% to 4,109.72, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.6% to 2,961.52.
(Bloomberg) — Top iron ore shipper Australia predicts elevated prices will stay for the rest of 2020 as Chinese demand strengthens and supply is slow to increase. Iron ore surged past $100 a ton in the first half after disruptions in Brazil curbed shipments just as Chinese mills churned out
ANAHEIM — Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company had planned to welcome guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California
(Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s powerful state oil company, whose finances and operations have been shrouded in secrecy for decades, is opening itself up to greater public scrutiny. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. on June 14 published its 2018 annual report, which contained an audited account of all its 20 units for