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Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Passersby walk past in front of stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism for global growth, while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields and raised questions about the Federal Reserve's plans to tighten policy.

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Oil rises one percent on weaker dollar, but U.S. drilling drags

Oil rises one percent on weaker dollar, but U.S. drilling drags

Published 26/06/2017

An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise, owned by Parsley Energy Inc. near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. Picture taken May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Oil prices rose 1 percent early on Monday on a weaker dollar, but an increase in U.S. drilling activity stoked worries that a global supply glut will persist despite an OPEC-led effort to curb output.

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Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Published 26/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at website-designer firm Wix.com offices in Tel Aviv, Israel July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

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Investing with `green` ratings? It`s a gray area

Investing with `green` ratings? It`s a gray area

Published 26/06/2017

The New York Stock Exchange is seen from the steps of Federal Hall behind a Statue of former U.S. President George Washington in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Investors betting trillions on ethically-appealing stocks may not be getting all they expect.

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Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington on Monday, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.

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Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Published 26/06/2017

Takata Corp. Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada bows as he attends a news conference after its decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.

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Athletics: Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

Athletics: Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

Published 26/06/2017

Jul 19, 2015, Cali, Columbia- Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (JPN) celebrates after winning the 200m in a championship record 20.34 during the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships at Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown is eyeing bigger scalps at the world championships in London after completing an impressive sprint double of national titles over the weekend.

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China, Canada vow not to conduct cyberattacks on private sector

China, Canada vow not to conduct cyberattacks on private sector

Published 26/06/2017

China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

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