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Taiwan's Delta-positive pilot likely contracted virus in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 8) confirmed that a China Airlines pilot diagnosed with COVID-19 is infected with the Delta variant and...

Jet cabin cleaner tests positive for Delta variant in Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An aircraft cabin cleaner at Taiwan's busiest airport who had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest person to test positive for the Delta variant ...

New Taipei apartment evacuated after 6 tenants tied to Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An apartment tower in New Taipei was evacuated on Wednesday (Sept. 8) after a cluster infection of six residents tied to a kindergarten was determined to be caused by the ...

New Taipei kindergarten cluster infection has Delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 8) confirmed that COVID-19 cases tied to a kindergarten cluster infection in New Taipei were found ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan tightens Level 2 restrictions amid fears of delta outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news of a suspected delta variant cluster infection involving pilots, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that Level 2 restrictions in Taoy...

Dollar hits highest in over 9 months as risk aversion slams Aussie, Canada's loonie

TOKYO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The safe-haven U.S. dollar marked a fresh 9-1/2-month high against major peers on Friday, buoyed by fears that the Delta coronavirus variant could delay the global economic r...

Most Asian bonds face foreign outflows in July on virus worries

(Reuters) - Most Asian bonds faced foreign outflows in July, deterred by a rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant that raised concerns over the region’s recovery. Foreigners sold a com...

Dollar hits 4-month high against euro on Fed taper talk

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The dollar hit a four-month high versus the euro on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve could soon start tapering its massive...

Southeast Asia's factory powerhouses hit by vaccination woes, Delta

Fresh outbreaks of the Delta coronavirus variant in Southeast Asia have crippled its factory sector, disrupting global supplies of goods such as rubber gloves, semiconductors and SUVs and threatening ...

Asian stocks slip as Delta spread spooks investors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, as the Delta coronavirus variant spread in key markets in the region and put Chinese authorities on high alert, rattling investor confidence. ...

Stranded by COVID, Indians travel to US via third countries

Aarthi, a US work visa holder, was in India when the US government declared a flight ban on May 4 due to rising cases of the delta coronavirus variant. Since then, the US has only allowed entry from ...

5 things to know about Delta variant

LOS ANGELES (Taiwan News) — The notorious Delta coronavirus variant (B.1.617.2) is quickly becoming the dominant strain around the world, driving the resurgence of cases in countries like India ...

US average mortgage rates dip for 4th week; 30-year at 2.78%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, undercut by worries that the surging delta coronavirus variant and the worsening pandemic in hotspots around the world could derail ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks shrug off virus worries; ECB in focus

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan index up 1% as virus jitters ebb * Dollar loiters near year’s highs as ECB awaited * Oil clings to bounce on firming demand hopes SINGAPORE, July 22 (Reuters) - Asi...

Asian shares slip as new COVID cases rise

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday, giving up early gains, while the dollar was firm as investors worried that a fast-spreading coronavirus variant could impede a global economic ...