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(Bloomberg) -- Oil headed for a fifth weekly advance, the longest winning streak since December, as shrinking stockpiles added to signs that global markets are bouncing back from the pandemic.Futures have increased by 2% in New York this week, while global benchmark Brent is at the highest level since October 2018. Prices are drawing support from expectations that the OPEC+ alliance led by Saudi Arabia and Russia -- which meets on July 1 -- won’t revive production fast enough to prevent markets
BofA expects U.S. inflation to remain elevated for two to four years, against a rising perception of it being transitory, and it said that only a market crash would prevent central banks from tightening in the next six months. It was "fascinating so many deem inflation as transitory when stimulus, economic growth, asset/commodity/housing inflations deemed permanent", the investment bank's top strategist Michael Hatnett said in a note on Friday. Hartnett thinks inflation will remain in the 2%-4% range over the next 2-4 years.
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Defending champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon with a calf injury.The Romanian, who produced a stunning display to defeat Serena Williams in the final two years ago, tore her left calf muscle during a match in Rome in May and was forced to miss the French Open.
There was a clinical excellence to the manner in which Ineos Grenadiers as Team Sky would robotically grind rival riders and teams into submission at the Tour de France. It won them few favours from a French public looking for panache and flair, and the architect of their previously strangling dominance Dave Brailsford has instead promised a Tour based on aggression and attack this year. In some ways, it could be interpreted as an admission that they do not have the single rider capable of beating defending champion Tadej Pogacar or the rider he dethroned on French roads late in the day last year, Primoz Roglic.
CMO Group, the UK’s largest online-only building materials retailer, has revealed plans to float on AIM as the home improvements market continues to boom in the pandemic. The listing is planned for early July, and market sources suggested the company will see a valuation of around £100 million. Announcing the IPO plans on Friday, CMO highlighted the construction sector's comparatively slow move online, and Britain's £27 billion addressable building materials market.
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Wearing a baseball cap and knee-length traditional Gho robe, and carrying a backpack, Bhutan's king has walked through jungles infested with leeches and snakes, trekked mountains and quarantined several times in a hotel in the nation's capital.For 14 months, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has been travelling by foot, car and horse to remote hamlets to oversee measures to protect his tiny kingdom of 700,000 from the coronavirus outbreak that has flared in neighbouring India.
The Supreme Court has ruled that protests can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads, as the government pushes for new laws to limit peaceful demonstrations. Britain’s most senior judges said it was right to acquit a group of protesters who blockaded the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London in 2017. A ruling given on Friday morning said that protesters can have a “lawful excuse” defence against the offence of obstructing a highway, even where they have used “deliberately physically obstructive conduct”.
Londoners were urged to get vaccinated this weekend as the capital moved within three million jabs of the government’s target for ending lockdown. About 1.8m first doses and 1.2m second doses have to be administered over the next three-and-a-half weeks to bring London in line with the Government’s targets to lift lockdown on July 19. Boris Johnson wants all people over 18 to have been offered a first jab and for two-thirds of adults to have been “double jabbed” to maximise safety.
Separatist rebels were holding four civilians hostage in the jungles of Indonesia's breakaway Papua region after they killed several construction workers in an ambush, authorities said Friday.
Known in Peru as "Inti Raymi", the ritual takes place inside the Incan complex of Sacsayhuaman, the Plaza de Armas and Koricancha.The festival is a celebration of the sun and opens with the grand entrance of an Incan leader, surrounded by his subjects. He then pours the ancient Incan corn drink, known as "chicha", over the ground from a ceremonial urn as an offering to "Mother Earth."The ceremony reaches its climax with the sacrifice of a llama to the sun god Inti. Incan priests would pull out the animal's heart and place it in a fire to predict the destiny of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.
Four men accused over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson will all deny conspiracy to murder, the Old Bailey heard today. The mother-of-two was left in critical condition in hospital after she was shot in the head at a 30th birthday party in south London. Prince Dixon, 25, Troy Reid, 19, and 18-years-old Cameron De-Riggs and Devonte Brown are all accused of involvement in the shooting.
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Defending champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon after failing to recover from a calf injury in time. Halep had been confident of opening her title defence on Centre Court on Tuesday, but revealed on Friday morning that she faces a further spell out with the issue, which initially forced her to withdraw from the French Open.
The UK population grew by an estimated 0.4 per cent in the 12 months to June 2020, the lowest annual increase since the year to mid-2001, figures revealed on Friday. The overall size of the population in mid-2020 is likely to have stood at 67.1 million, up by 284,000 on the official estimate for mid-2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The slowing of the growth rate in this period is largely due to the impact of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic on mortality, the ONS said.