Good to see AZN above 75 quid and the UK economy opening up. The UK vaccine programme, dominated by AZN jab, shows that cases, hospitalizations and deaths are vastly reduced. AZN is winning the battle with Covid. Other countries should take note.
“An electrical problem that led to dozens of Boeing 737 MAX jets being suspended from service has widened after engineers found similar grounding flaws elsewhere in the ****pit, industry sources said on Friday.
Airlines pulled dozens of MAX jets from service a week ago after Boeing Co (BA.N) warned of a production-related electrical grounding problem in a backup power control unit situated in the ****pit on some recently built airplanes. Since then, suspected grounding problems have been found in two other places on the flight deck, the sources said. These include the storage rack where the affected control unit is kept and the instrument panel facing the pilots.
While Denmark drop AZN ... "Astra Shot Safe, Effective, Health Canada Says (11:40 a.m. NY)" AstraZeneca’s vaccine may be linked to “very rare events of blood clots,” but the benefits of the shot outweigh its potential risk, Health Canada said in a statement following an assessment of scientific data.
Today's results are a mixed bag. I was expecting better sales and a smaller profit decline. To improve sales by 8% and profit to fall 20% is quite alarming. However the Covid costs are a one off and going forward the next year should be better all round. Staycations should help boost sales/petrol. The massive rise in online will fall away to some extent, but many customers will have enjoyed the experience and will stay online for the longer term. The Clubcard prices campaign has been great and encouraged many younger and price conscious consumers to join the scheme - this should continue. Definitely one to keep (for a year at least) and to enjoy the divvies and prospect of better profits in future.
RE: March low gone - any views appreciated?09 Apr 2021 11:46
As I expected, 900 breached ... now April looks set to be massive. All I hear is that pubs are fully booked out from April 12th through to June. Summer Staycations will be sold out too. Also good quality property portfolio is a nice hedge. Next target £10.
<<< Low budget airline Jet2 (JET2.L) and Jet2holidays announced on Friday that because of the government’s lack of clarity on Britain's return to travel, it has extended its flight and holiday suspension to 23 June. "Because of the continued uncertainty that the framework provides, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 23rd June 2021, " the company said. Jet2 said that it will "cancel the bookings and offer full refunds" to customers who are affected by any of the changes. >>>> Just saw CEO of Jet2 on BBC News having a clear dig at RYA , "we are offering full refunds as we have this past 12 months, unlike some other airlines"
Hawaii is still looking hopeful for us this summer, Covid rates are low, fingers crossed. Ironic that lots of those ex pats in Spain voted for Brexit and are now moaning about being kicked out of Spain. Travel to Europe this summer is going to be very expensive when you add on all the extras. UK resorts will be absolutely packed I suspect.
What is the 90 day rule? I get it that thanks to Brexit you can't stay for longer than a 90 period, but when can you return? Do you have to be away a certain length of time? What if you were British but had a Spanish wife? How would that work? All seems a right stupid nightmare as IIRC there are more than 2M Brits living in Spain.