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Frenchman known for mocking government denied entry in Thailand

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BANGKOK, Nov 27 (Reuters) – A French national who is known for mocking the Thai government was denied reentry to Thailand on Saturday for being “a danger to society,” his lawyer said on Saturday. Yan Marchal, who has lived in Thailand for nearly 20 years, arrived in Thailand on Saturday......

Top U.S. diplomat for Asia to visit four ASEAN countries

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink attend a meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 26, 2019. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Nov......

Risk assets plunge as virus fears cause post-Thanksgiving blues

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European shares on track for worst sell-off in a year Companies benefiting from economic reopening tumble in early U.S. trading Crude prices tumble WASHINGTON/LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled on Friday as markets reopened after Thanksgiving, European shares were poised for their worst sell-off in a year and......

Europe and Asia, alarmed by COVID variant, tighten borders

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UK bans flights from South Africa region, EU plans similar Variant has a protein dramatically different to original Epidemiologist wards travel cubs may be too late Israel on verge of state of emergency Parts of Europe already battling record daily COVID cases LONDON/GENEVA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Global authorities reacted......

Malaysia’s ATA takes ‘serious view’ of forced labour allegations, whistleblower claims

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A Dyson employee shows a Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner without its cover during the IFA Electronics show in Berlin September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register ATA says hired consultants, lawyers to review claims Whistleblower allegations ‘may be unjustified’ –......

After shaking up nickel, China’s Tsingshan sets sights on lithium

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An electric car is charged at a roadside EV charge point, London, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 26 (Reuters) – Tsingshan Holding Group, the Chinese firm that shook the nickel world by rapidly boosting output in Indonesia, is......

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

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Passersby wearing protective masks are reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Stocks fell and headed for their......

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials to sell aluminium business to U.S. fund

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TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp (5711.T) said on Thursday it will sell its aluminium business, used for beverage cans and automotive parts, to U.S. investment fund Apollo Global Management for an undisclosed sum. Although the aluminium market is expected to grow globally, Mitsubishi Materials has decided......

EXCLUSIVE Dyson dumps Malaysian supplier ATA over labour concerns

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A Dyson logo is seen on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Workplace audit, whistleblower allegations led to termination ATA already under U.S. investigation over labour practices Shares in ATA plunge 30% KUALA......

Asian shares inch lower as dollar marches on

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An electronic stock quotation board is displayed inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Asian shares wobbled lower on Thursday, hurt by the U.S. dollar which continued to march higher......

Asian shares on edge as U.S. bond yields rise, oil volatile

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HONG KONG, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Share markets were jittery in early Asia on Wednesday as trading was buffeted by a step-up in U.S. Treasury yields as well as volatile oil prices in the face of price-cooling moves by the United States and other nations. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific......

Singapore’s DBS suffers second day of online banking disruption

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A man walks past DBS signage in Singapore, Oct. 8 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (DBSM.SI), Southeast Asia’s largest bank, is facing disruptions in its online banking services for the second consecutive day......

Shell halves Singapore refining capacity, to change chemical feedstock

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A general view of Shell’s Pulau Bukom petrochemical complex in Singapore July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Pulau Bukom refinery capacity cut by half Shell tests pyrolysis oil, bionaphtha feedstock Company considers carbon capture, biofuels SINGAPORE, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Royal......

Australia to reopen to foreign visa holders in bid to revive economy

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CANBERRA/SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Australia will allow foreign visa holders to enter the country from the start of December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, the latest step to restart international travel and support its economy. Australia shut its international border in May 2020 and allowed only restricted......

Oil and euro slip, markets on edge over COVID-19 curbs in Europe

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A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Brent futures......

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

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BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics,......

Travel bubble with Singapore brings international students back to Australia

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MELBOURNE, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A group of international university students arrived in Australia from Singapore on Sunday after nearly a two-year pandemic absence, as a travel bubble between the two countries came into effect. Fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore are now allowed into Melbourne or Sydney without the need......

Malaysia PM’s coalition wins crucial state vote ahead of national polls

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New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car, as he leaves after the inauguration ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The coalition of Malaysian Prime Minister......

Thai economy seen growing 3.5%-4.5% next year, recovery fragile – FinMin

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Economy to grow 1.0%-1.2% this year – Finance minister Says monetary policy must support fiscal policy Says fiscal policy remains strong Commerce Minister sees inflation at 0.7%-1.2% next year BANGKOK, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Thailand’s economy is expected to grow between 3.5% to 4.5% next year thanks to increased exports......

Malaysia’s Nov 1-20 palm oil exports rise 9% -AmSpec Agri

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Nov 20 (Reuters) – Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for Nov. 1 to 20 rose 9% to 1,066,899 tonnes from 978,917 tonnes shipped during the same period a month earlier, according to independent inspection company AmSpec Agri Malaysia on Saturday. Here is the breakdown of the AmSpec Agri Malaysia......

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