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Global stocks set for gains, not fireworks, in months ahead: Reuters poll

Global stocks set for gains, not fireworks, in months ahead: Reuters poll

BENGALURU : The recent rally in global stocks has only a little further to go given last year’s unexpectedly sharp run-up, according to a Reuters poll of equity strategists who were evenly split on whether there will be a correction in the next three months. Starting in late 2023, the rally has pushed many indices close to lifetime highs and in some cases to new records on now-extinguished expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve would start cutting rates as early as next month. Although rate cut bets have been tempered, indexes have continued to gain on strong earnings and booming tech stocks, even as bonds have retreated. The poll of around 150 equity analysts taken Feb. 9-22 showed all 15 major stock bourses surveyed were expected to rise this year, but only three were expected to gain more than 10 per cent. By comparison, only two failed to rack up double-digit percentage gains in 2023. “We believe investors should be open-minded that there is a scenario in which rates need to stay higher for longer, …

Ciara showcases incredible new curves in plunging swimsuit two months after giving birth

Ciara showcases incredible new curves in plunging swimsuit two months after giving birth

Ciara left her fans in awe after showcasing her incredible new curves following the birth of her daughter in December.  The 38-year-old singer posted a video to Instagram which saw her strutting towards an infinity pool overlooking the ocean while wearing a maroon swimsuit with a plunging neckline.  Ciara appeared to be enjoying a sun-soaked vacation with her husband, Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, and “embraced” her new physique as she proudly displayed her postpartum figure, which you can see in the video below. WATCH: Ciara looks incredible in plunging swimsuit two months after giving birth “Embrace every stage of life,” she captioned the clip, which was quickly met with praise from her followers.  “That baby weight is EVERYTHING!!! Tell Russell stand down,” one commented. A second said: “Love this!!! Thank you for showing what postpartum body looks like. Beautiful.”  A third added: “This is such an authentically and responsible post and we thank you for it.” Her husband shared his appreciation too, responding: “Beautiful Black Queen. I Love You.” © InstagramCiara looked gorgeous Ciara and Russell …

Inside Aleksei Navalny’s Final Months, in His Own Words

Inside Aleksei Navalny’s Final Months, in His Own Words

Confined to cold, concrete cells and often alone with his books, Aleksei A. Navalny sought solace in letters. To one acquaintance, he wrote in July that no one could understand Russian prison life “without having been here,” adding in his deadpan humor: “But there’s no need to be here.” “If they’re told to feed you caviar tomorrow, they’ll feed you caviar,” Mr. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, wrote to the same acquaintance, Ilia Krasilshchik, in August. “If they’re told to strangle you in your cell, they’ll strangle you.” Many details about his last months — as well as the circumstances of his death, which the Russian authorities announced on Friday — remain unknown; even the whereabouts of his body are unclear. Mr. Navalny’s aides have said little as they process the loss. But his final months of life are detailed in previous statements from him and his aides, his appearances in court, interviews with people close to him and excerpts from private letters that several friends, including Mr. Krasilshchik, shared with The New York Times. …

Gurman: Apple Vision Pro 2 at Least 18 Months Away

Gurman: Apple Vision Pro 2 at Least 18 Months Away

The second-generation version of Apple’s Vision Pro headset is at least 18 months away from launch, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reports. In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is likely at least a year and a half away from the release of the second-generation Vision Pro headset, placing launch in late August 2025 at the earliest. Gurman noted that Apple is keenly interested in the reasons why customers who choose to return the first-generation Vision Pro headset do so, ultimately passing feedback from retail stores to the company’s headquarters to help perfect the next version of the device. The tidbit effectively rules out the idea of the Vision Pro receiving annual updates like the iPhone or Apple Watch, suggesting that it is likely to follow a longer refresh cycle that could even surpass that of the iPad. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and market research firm Omdia have previously mentioned a 2027 launch time frame for the second-generation Vision Pro headset. It is said that there could be no hardware updates …

Maui fire survivors struggle to find housing, 6 months after destructive blazes.

Maui fire survivors struggle to find housing, 6 months after destructive blazes.

Arica Lynn Souza and her children Ayla, 3, left, and Silas, 4, on the porch of the family home where they are staying temporarily after losing their Lahaina townhome in the wildfires. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption toggle caption Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR Arica Lynn Souza and her children Ayla, 3, left, and Silas, 4, on the porch of the family home where they are staying temporarily after losing their Lahaina townhome in the wildfires. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR On a sunny weekend afternoon on Maui, the Souza family has given up on getting their kids to nap. Parents Arica and Matthew have their hands full as Silas, 4, and Ayla, 3, greet us at the door excitedly. Ayla is fussing to put on her shiny pink party shoes. Silas is running around looking for his iPad. The Souzas are living temporarily in Kihei, about a 45-minute drive from Lahaina, where they lost their townhome in the August 8th wildfires. This house belongs to Matthew’s grandmother, who is in a hospice facility. Relatives offered …

House prices rise for first time in six months

House prices rise for first time in six months

Thanks for joining us. To kick off the week, we have figures showing that the asking prices for homes has increased for the first time in six months in a sign of confidence returning to the property market. Rightmove said the average price of a property listed on its website has increased by 0.1pc compared to the same month last year, which was the first annual increase since July. 5 things to start your day  1) Currys draws takeover interest from Chinese giant | Prospect of bidding war emerges as JD.com enters talks with electricals retailer 2) Apple faces £430m EU fine in long-running row with Spotify | iPhone maker accused of using its App Store to drive up prices and block competition 3) Lockdown damage risks lasting for generations, warns World Bank | Children of those who missed out on school to be affected by ‘scars of pandemic’ 4) John Lewis in fresh housing row over smoke vents in rental properties | Firefighters warn designs for Bromley scheme risk hampering potential rescue efforts 5) The …

Ukrainians can extend UK visas by 18 months in new scheme | Refugees

Ukrainians can extend UK visas by 18 months in new scheme | Refugees

Ukrainians who sought sanctuary in the UK after the Russian invasion will be permitted to extend their visas for an extra 18 months, the Home Office has announced. More than 200,000 Ukrainians visa holders have arrived in the UK since March 2022, with the first visas to expire in March next year. The Home Office said that the new scheme would provide “certainty and assurance” for Ukrainians in the UK. This weekend, the government appealed for more British families to come forward to sponsor Ukrainians. But the Local Government Association (LGA) sounded a note of caution, urging the government to review the financial support for Ukrainians facing the risk of homelessness. Tom Pursglove, minister for legal migration, said: “Families across the country have opened their homes and their hearts to the people of Ukraine, showing extraordinary generosity, including offering shelter to those fleeing from the horrors of war. “This new visa extension scheme provides certainty and reassurance for Ukrainians in the UK on their future as this war continues, and we will continue to provide …

Former Thai PM Thaksin is released on parole after serving 6 months

Former Thai PM Thaksin is released on parole after serving 6 months

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Southeast Asian nation’s most controversial politician for more than two decades, was released on parole early Sunday from a Bangkok hospital where he spent six months serving time for corruption-related offenses. The telecoms billionaire was toppled in a 2006 coup but voluntarily returned from self-exile to Thailand in August last year and reported to prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence. Critics charged that the 74-year-old Thaksin’s early release reeked of a deal that short-circuited justice for political reasons. Current Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, a leading member of the ruling Thaksin-backed Pheu Thai party, expressed congratulations to his predecessor. Thaksin was seen wearing a neck brace, a sling on his right arm and a surgical mask inside one of the cars in a convoy that left the Police General Hospital just before sunrise. He was accompanied by his two daughters on his way to his residence in western Bangkok. “Thaksin is still believed to wield huge influence, and will still maneuver for sure, he will …

Kourtney Kardashian showcases incredible curves in skintight dress three months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian showcases incredible curves in skintight dress three months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian put her sensational curves on display for an impromptu photoshoot this week – and red is certainly her color.  The 44-year-old joined millions of people in celebrating Valentine’s Day and dressed for the occasion by wearing a skintight red dress that showcased her incredible physique.  Sharing a carousel of photos on Friday, Kourtney – who gave birth to her fourth child, Rocky 13, on November 1 – posed beside a huge bouquet of red roses inside her temporary home Down Under.  © InstagramKourtney looked gorgeous in her skintight dress The Kardashians star is currently in Australia with her children Penelope, and Reign, and her baby boy with husband Travis Barker, who is touring in the country with Blink-182.  Kourtney looked exquisite in the photos, slipping into the figure-hugging number that boasted long sleeves with feathered cuffs, a high neck, cut-out back, and a maxi length.  She added black, pointed-toe shoes with lace detailing, and kept her accessories limited to a couple of rings.  © InstagramKourtney matched her huge bouquet of red roses To complete …

L.A. County has 2 months to fix problems in juvenile hall

L.A. County has 2 months to fix problems in juvenile hall

Los Angeles County will once again have to figure out where to place over 300 young people in its custody — unless probation officials can pull off dramatic improvements at their long-troubled facilities in the next two months. State regulators on Thursday voted to find both Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey and Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar “unsuitable” after the county repeatedly failed to correct problems inside, including paltry staffing and meager programming offerings. It’s the latest embarrassment for the county in a years-long back-and-forth between the Board of State and Community Corrections, which has the power to inspect and shut down dangerous correctional facilities, and the county, whose juvenile halls have been plagued with violence and staffing issues for decades. The vote sets the clock: The county has two months to either fix all the issues highlighted by regulators or get everyone out. Los Padrinos currently houses around 280 youths while Nidorf has about 50, according to the county’s Probation Oversight Commission. The vote was a surprise to many advocates, who …