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Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro enjoyed a small respite on Monday, jumping to an 11-day high versus the U.S. dollar, on expectations that Washington and [more…]

Nissan recalls nearly 400,000 vehicles over braking system defect

Nissan recalls nearly 400,000 vehicles over braking system defect

Published 18/11/2019

(This November 16 story has been refiled to correct the number in the headline) By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - Japan’s Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) [more…]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

Published 18/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, [more…]

U.S., South Korea resume defense cost-sharing talks amid protests of ‘robbery’

U.S., South Korea resume defense cost-sharing talks amid protests of ‘robbery’

Published 18/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. officials resumed talks on Monday to narrow a $4 billion gap in how much they want Seoul to [more…]

China calls on U.S. to ‘stop flexing muscles’ in South China Sea

China calls on U.S. to ‘stop flexing muscles’ in South China Sea

Published 18/11/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding [more…]

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Published 18/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Almost a fifth of Japanese households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affilated research institute showed, up [more…]

SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant with Yahoo Japan, Line Corp merger

SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant with Yahoo Japan, Line Corp merger

Published 18/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9434.T) plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line Corp (3938.T) to create a $30 [more…]

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT

Published 18/11/2019

(Reuters) - TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with big music labels - Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music - [more…]

Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to First Place, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Collapses

Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to First Place, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Collapses

Published 17/11/2019

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - “Ford v Ferrari” left its box office competitors in the dust as Disney’s historical sports drama sped its way to $31 [more…]

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession: NHK

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession: NHK

Published 16/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama “1 Litre of Tears”, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing [more…]