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Global stocks shrug off fresh virus wave fears, dollar slips

Global stocks shrug off fresh virus wave fears, dollar slips

Published 22/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks reversed earlier losses and the dollar slid on Monday as investors shrugged off worries that rising coronavirus infections in parts [more…]

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Published 22/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Monday discussed the importance of free trade for a world economic recovery with New Zealand’s Minister [more…]

China warns of reprisal as Japanese city changes disputed area name

China warns of reprisal as Japanese city changes disputed area name

Published 22/06/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it reserves the right to respond to a Japanese city’s decision to rename the administrative area that includes [more…]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women’s World Cup bid: Kyodo

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women’s World Cup bid: Kyodo

Published 22/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Kyodo news agency quoted a source as saying on Monday, [more…]

Musk says Tesla ‘Battery Day’ and shareholder meeting tentatively set for Sept. 15

Musk says Tesla ‘Battery Day’ and shareholder meeting tentatively set for Sept. 15

Published 22/06/2020

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Sunday that Sept. 15 is the tentative date for the company’s shareholder meeting [more…]

Japan’s Shionogi partners with universities to develop visual coronavirus test

Japan’s Shionogi partners with universities to develop visual coronavirus test

Published 22/06/2020

(Reuters) - Shionogi & Co Ltd said it is partnering with Japanese universities to develop a saliva test for coronavirus that can yield visual results [more…]

Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla

Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla

Published 17/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - The appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging [more…]

Dollar steadies as overnight risk-off move eases

Dollar steadies as overnight risk-off move eases

Published 15/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was slightly lower in North American morning trade on Monday, stabilizing after a move higher overnight on a [more…]

Robot built for Japan’s aging workforce finds coronavirus role

Robot built for Japan’s aging workforce finds coronavirus role

Published 09/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mira Robotics developed its “ugo” robot to reinforce greying Japan’s shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese startup is [more…]

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The Australian dollar fell nearly 2% on Tuesday after China’s education ministry warned students to carefully consider studying there amid tension between [more…]