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Djokovic hits back at criticism over Australian Open quarantine stance

Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday hit back at criticism of his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley in which he suggested easing of quarantine restrictions, saying his good intentions were “misconstrued”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November......

Dollar slips as U.S. stimulus hopes lift mood

Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar nursed losses on Wednesday and the euro hung on to gains as investors’ mood brightened in the wake of a better-than-expected sentiment survey in Germany and big spending talk from U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100......

Asia shares look to China for recovery lead, earnings in focus

Reuters
SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares climbed on Tuesday as investors wagered China’s economic strength would help underpin growth in the region, even as pandemic lockdowns threatened to lengthen the road to recovery in the West. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a stock quotation......

Asia shares look to China for recovery lead, earnings in focus

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets edged ahead on Tuesday as investors wagered China’s economic strength would help underpin growth in the region, even as pandemic lockdowns threatened to lengthen the road to recovery in the West. FILE PHOTO: Investors sit in front of a board showing stock information at......

U.S. and China clash at WHO over scientific mission in Wuhan

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, where the first cluster of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, in Wuhan, Hubei province, , China, January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/ GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States called on China on Monday to allow an expert team......

Players ‘kicking up fuss’ in Australia are a minority: Britain’s Reid

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Gordon Reid, a two-time men’s wheelchair Grand Slam champion, said on Monday that he was perfectly comfortable spending two weeks in hotel quarantine if it means competing at the Australian Open and those complaining are a minority. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Fever-Tree Championships –......

FOREX-Yen gains, euro squeezed as recovery doubts creep in

Reuters
* Dollar holds Friday gains, euro under pressure * Strong China data fails to shift risk averse mood * Canadian dollar slips on risks to oil pipeline * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E SINGAPORE, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The dollar clung to gains on Monday and the Japanese yen edged......

Australia ramp up the pressure as India 161-4 at lunch

Reuters
(Reuters) – Australia’s pacemen raised the pressure to take two wickets and leave India 161 for four at lunch on day three of the fourth test decider in Brisbane on Sunday. Josh Hazlewood had India number three Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind for 25 and Mitchell Starc had stand-in captain Ajinkya......

With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

New York Times
Matthew Futterman and Ben Rothenberg MELBOURNE, Australia — Organizers of the Australian Open faced a rebellion from players Saturday after passengers on two charter flights bringing them to Melbourne tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting orders for everyone aboard to go into quarantine for two weeks. The flights carried 47......

Britain invites G7 leaders to Cornish resort for June summit

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain announced plans to hold the first in-person meeting of the G7 for nearly two years in June, inviting the leaders of major developed economies to a picturesque seaside village to discuss rebuilding from the pandemic and climate change. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures......

A new activist takes on Exxon to reverse the oil giant’s underperformance

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fuel prices are displayed at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Business: Engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale......

American Keys tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Australian Open

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Sep 5, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Madison Keys of the United States hits the ball against Alize Cornet of France on day six of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) –......

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