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Olympics: Australia weighing whether to let athletes jump vaccine queue

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a medical syringe and a small bottle labelled “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is considering whether to prioritise athletes and support staff in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout with the Tokyo Olympics fast approaching. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has asked the …

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Chinese economy grows by a record 18.3% in the first quarter

China’s economy expanded 18.3 per cent in the first three months of 2021, its fastest year-on-year rate for any quarter on record, highlighting the extent to which the country has rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic. Gross domestic product growth, which was marginally below expectations, was so unusually high because it …

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Corporate Europe’s under-appreciated comeback

The writer is Bank of America’s head of global thematic research The US and China have been at the forefront of the key trends this century: trade wars, technology frontiers, economic growth and beyond. Meanwhile, Europe has spent the past 20 years languishing with inferior progress, relatively unloved by investors. …

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