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Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets ticked higher on Monday, hovering just below record levels ahead of the expected signing of a Phase 1 China-U.S. [more…]

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - China’s yuan led a rally in trade-sensitive currencies on Monday and the Australian dollar recovered some recent losses as the imminent signing [more…]

Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Auto industry cautious as China starts 2020 with forecast of a 2% sales decline

Published 13/01/2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Automakers in China need to get used to a new normal of “low speed growth” in the world’s largest car market, the [more…]

Badminton world No.1 Momota injured in crash in Malaysia, driver killed

Badminton world No.1 Momota injured in crash in Malaysia, driver killed

Published 13/01/2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Badminton world number one Kento Momota was injured in a pre-dawn vehicle collision in Malaysia on Monday, just hours after he [more…]

Box Office: ‘1917’ Defeats ‘Star Wars’ With $36.5 Million Weekend

Box Office: ‘1917’ Defeats ‘Star Wars’ With $36.5 Million Weekend

Published 12/01/2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Sam Mendes’ “1917” marched to box office victory, earning a solid $36.5 million from 3,434 theaters in its first weekend of [more…]

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

Published 12/01/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of [more…]

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with [more…]

Tokyo 2020 takes ‘out-of-the-box’ approach with cardboard beds

Tokyo 2020 takes ‘out-of-the-box’ approach with cardboard beds

Published 09/01/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed [more…]

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Published 09/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks had their best session in weeks on Thursday, as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of [more…]

Amid trade row with Japan, South Korea gains Dupont investment to make chip materials

Amid trade row with Japan, South Korea gains Dupont investment to make chip materials

Published 09/01/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday DuPont will invest $28 million in the country to produce advanced photoresists and other materials by 2021, [more…]