In January, a majority of EU politicians backed a legislative initiative to call for a bloc-wide directive on the issue.
Singapore has to be cautious in resuming higher-risk activities due to the delta variant first detected in India, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung.
The blue-chip Dow lost 3.5% this week, its worst weekly performance since October. The S&P 500 dropped 1.9% over that time period.
ByteDance's revenue for 2020 totaled $34.3 billion, up 111% year-on-year, but its operating loss was $2.1 billion.
Lawrence Wong, Singapore's finance minister, said Asia is facing "rolling waves" of Covid-19 infections and vaccination rates in many countries are not high.
Vaccinations are ramping up, but coronavirus mutations are spreading. Experts weigh in on whether herd immunity is possible.
Growth stocks have come under pressure lately on fears of inflation that could unravel the Federal Reserve's easy policies.
The major averages still posted modest losses for the week as inflation fears hit sentiment.
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U.S. markets fell overnight as investors exited Big Tech stocks including Microsoft and Apple. The Nasdaq composite suffered the largest loss, falling by 2.5%.