Covid-19 Factoid: Pain and recovery as cases set to cross 1.5 mn mark

Covid-19 Factoid: Pain and recovery as cases set to cross 1.5 mn mark

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The global tally of coronavirus-infected patients is about to breach the 1.5-million mark, with Europe and the United States continuing to suffer the most. The global is set to cross 90,000. However, nearly 20 per cent, or roughly 3.3 million cases have now recovered for the infection. India’s case tally currently stands at 6,567 and the is nearing the 200 mark.


Here are a few data trends mapping the extent of the pandemic:


#1. Two-fifths of the total confirmed cases in Germany have already recovered


Among the top-five worst-affected countries of the world, Germany has seen the biggest share of its total Covid-19 infected cases recover, with 40 per cent of all infected persons having recovered already. Germany is followed by Spain, where nearly 33 per cent of the Covid-19 patients have recovered. In the US, the country

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Nifty outlook & top trading ideas by CapitalVia Global Research

Nifty outlook & top trading ideas by CapitalVia Global Research

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witnessed profit booking at higher level; Nifty facing stiff resistance at 9,000


Market traded with negative sentiments in the second half of Wednesday’s session due to weaker global cues, which triggered selling pressure in broader indices. Nifty managed to close at 8,748.75, slashing 43.45 points. Pharma, Automobile and media sectors traded with positive sentiments whereas reality, technology sector closed in the red. Nifty bank closed at 18,946.50, down 173.25 points from the previous day’s closing.



As per the weekly option data, handful of call writing on higher strikes ranging from 8,800 to 9,200 is seen which shows that Nifty would face stiff resistance in sub 9,000 zone..8,000 will act as support as maximum put open interest (OI) is placed here. But the index is likely to face stiff resistance at 9,000 as maximum call OI is placed here. We can witness

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World coronavirus dispatch: Second US stimulus, and West Asia’s burial woes

World coronavirus dispatch: Second US stimulus, and West Asia’s burial woes

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China on Tuesday reported no new coronarivus-related deaths in 24 hours, and the 32 new reported cases were all in people who returned from overseas. The country from where the outbreak started, has so far recorded 81,740 cases and 3,331 deaths linked to the virus. Its number for daily new deaths has been hovering in single digits for weeks now — just one on many days.


Let’s look at the global statistics:



Total confirmed cases: 1,280,046


Change over the previous day: 79,352


Total deaths: 75,945


Total recovered: 291,991


Nations hit with most cases: US (368,449), Spain (140,510), (132,547), Germany (103,375), and France (98,984).


Source: Johns Hopkins Research Center


Boris Johnson moved to ICU: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken into the intensive care unit

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India may get $1.3-bn passive flow; MSCI EM weight may rise: Morgan Stanley

India may get $1.3-bn passive flow; MSCI EM weight may rise: Morgan Stanley

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With India swiftly responding to the delay in notifying sector-wise limits for investment in stocks by overseas investors, analysts at Morgan Stanley now expect to rebalance India weight in the emerging market (EM) index to reflect this change along with removing the DR (depository receipts) in the foreign ownership limit (FOL) calculation. As a result, they estimate $1.3 billion in passive inflows into the Indian equities spread across a bunch of stocks.


In October, the Indian government had issued a circular raising statutory foreign portfolio investor (FPI) limit of Indian companies to the sectoral foreign investment limit, effective April 1, 2020. However, last week put off the rebalancing and said it would wait for the practical implementation of these changes and the systematic publication of the new sectoral limits applicable to Indian securities before making any changes to the MSCI indices.

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Covid-19 Factoid: Spike in critical cases globally, and 3 other data trends

Covid-19 Factoid: Spike in critical cases globally, and 3 other data trends

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Covid-19 is a rapidly unfolding tragedy that has spread to as many as 183 countries as on date. The global tally of confirmed cases has now crossed the 1.2-million mark, and nearly 67,000 people have lost their lives. In India, more than 3,500 people have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, and the death toll currently stands at 83.

The US remains the most affected country, with nearly 320,000 cases, more than double the number of cases in Spain and Italy, the next two most affected — with 130,000 and 128,000 cases, respectively.


Here are a few data trends that show the present magnitude of the pandemic:

1. The US continues its steep rise in number of Covid-19 cases

The US has been witnessing the sharpest growth in the number of infected cases, surpassing Italy and Spain’s growth rate by a huge margin. It took just

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World coronavirus dispatch: Numbers jump, scientists recommend mass testing

World coronavirus dispatch: Numbers jump, scientists recommend mass testing

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On Friday, the number of cases around the world crossed a million. A day later, daily new cases, for the first time were higher than 100,000 (see stats below). This clearly shows that the graph is moving with a steep upward bent. The only silver lining is that the fatalities aren’t growing as aggressively. However, recovery is still far from sight.


Let’s look at the global statistics:



Total Confirmed Cases: 1,139,207


Change Over Yesterday: 108,579


Total Deaths: 60,874


Total Recovered: 233,689


Nations hit with most cases: US (278,458), Spain (124,736), Italy (119,827), Germany (91,159), and France (83,029)*


*China, today, dropped out of the list of top five affected countries


Source: Johns Hopkins Research Center


US job loss at 701,000 in March

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