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World leaders put differences aside for Queen’s funeral

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In a rare occasion, world leaders are expected to come together for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, despite their differences

There are very few people in the world who can bring countries together, to put their differences aside. However, Queen Elizabeth II is the exception.

World leaders will unite for Her Majesty’s funeral, even if it’s only momentarily.

Her Majesty’s funeral will be a sombre day for millions, despite nationality or location. 

World leaders are set to put their differences aside, to remember the longest-reigning monarch. 

The Queen’s funeral will be the most important gathering of world leaders since J.F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963. 

The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, in London. In what is set to be one of the UK’s biggest police operations in history.

The security detail of this moment has been planned for years, with patrol on the ground and snipers in the sky. 

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Strict rules for world leaders

There are strict rules for world leaders attending the funeral, and will most likely be rules they’re not accustomed to. 

British authorities have put a ban on private jets and have advised world leaders to use commercial planes instead.

They have also advised against private cars and will instead organise for leaders to be bussed to the funeral.

Numbers for each leader are limited to the head of state or their designated representative and significant other.

Air Force One will carry U.S. President Biden, yet there’s no word if Former President Trump will get an invite. 

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September 19, 2022 will be a day like no other, when differences are momentarily put to rest, to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

The coffin will travel from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.

King Charles III and key members of the royal family will walk behind the coffin.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the royal vault, beside her mother and father and her sisters ashes.

And at last, Her Majesty will be reunited with her husband, Prince Philip. 

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Holly is an anchor and reporter at Ticker. She's experienced in live reporting, and has previously covered the Covid-19 pandemic on-location. She's passionate about telling stories in business, climate and health.

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People investing heavily in pet health

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Australian pet owners are demonstrating their unwavering commitment to their furry companions, as revealed in a recent survey by Finder.com. The survey, conducted among 1,061 respondents, highlights that 94% of pet owners are willing to spare no expense to ensure the well-being of their pets, with some prepared to spend over $10,000.

On average, Australians are willing to invest $6,219 to safeguard their pets’ health, showcasing the deep bond between humans and animals. While 6% of respondents admit they wouldn’t spend anything on vet bills before considering euthanasia, the majority prioritise their pets’ welfare.

To assist pet owners in making informed financial decisions, Finder has announced the winners of its Pet Insurance Awards for 2024. Bow Wow Meow’s Ultimate Care policy stands out for its exceptional value, offering extensive coverage at an affordable price point.

Highly commended policies include petinsurance.com.au’s Platinum Cover and Coles Pet Insurance, providing comprehensive protection for furry companions.

Investing in pet insurance can provide peace of mind, ensuring that pet owners are prepared for unforeseen medical emergencies without compromising their financial stability.

With policies tailored to various needs and budgets, pet owners can find the right coverage for their beloved animals.

Despite generational differences in spending habits, with Gen Z leading the pack in willingness to invest in pet health, one thing remains clear: Australians’ love for their pets is unwavering, exemplifying the cherished bond between humans and animals.

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ASEAN emerging as new global economic power?

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As global supply chains adapt to the pandemic and heightened US-China tensions, attention shifts to ASEAN’s emerging economies.

Could Vietnam and Indonesia lead ASEAN into becoming a third economic powerhouse alongside China and India? Professor Tim Harcourt of UTS and The Airport Economist on Ticker weighs in.

While debates on ‘deglobalisation’ persist, the question arises: is production truly shifting or merely realigning? Geopolitical uncertainties prompt businesses to diversify their supply chains away from China, a move influenced by both politics and economics. Taiwan, Vietnam, and Indonesia emerge as preferred destinations due to their strategic advantages and growing economies.

Australia’s recent Australian ASEAN Summit highlights the potential gains from closer ASEAN ties, given its vast population of over 640 million. What collaborative opportunities lie ahead?

Professor Harcourt’s upcoming Airport Economist ASEAN series on Ticker promises deeper insights into ASEAN’s economic landscape, revealing its potential as a significant global player.

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Investors assess geopolitical risks amidst tensions

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Amidst a backdrop of geopolitical easing, investors are reassessing their risk strategies to navigate a more tranquil global landscape.

This shift coincides with markets recalibrating expectations around potential rate cuts, resulting in a downturn in stocks.

In the tech sector, all eyes are on US earnings reports this week, particularly those of industry giants whose performance often sets the tone for market sentiment.

Additionally, anticipation mounts ahead of the release of Australian CPI data, scheduled for Wednesday, which promises insights into economic health and potential monetary policy implications.

These developments underscore the need for investors to remain vigilant and adaptable in response to evolving geopolitical and economic dynamics.

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