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Stocks edge up, oil slides amid delta anxiety

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Stocks give back early trading gains but remain up midday Analyst sees Delta variant worries as likely exaggerated BOSTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday on optimism over government infrastructure spending and corporate earnings, even as oil prices slumped on broader macroeconomic fear and the spread......

Equestrian-Britain win team eventing gold after decades in 2nd place

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Eventing – Jumping Individual – Qualification – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 2, 2021. Laura Collett of Britain on her horse London 52 competes. TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen on Monday won Olympic team......

GLOBAL ECONOMY Resilient factories battling with delays, rising costs

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Material shortages, supply disruption add to strains from pandemic European factory growth slowed from peak in July Japan, S. Korea factory activity grows, input prices up China’s Caixin PMI fell sharply in July LONDON/TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Factories across the world are suffering from supply bottlenecks which sent prices......

Shooting-Frenchman Quiquampoix and China’s Zhang win golds

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TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Jean Quiquampoix of France won the gold in the men’s 25-metre rapid fire pistol event in the Tokyo Olympics at the Asaka Shooting Range on Monday. Cuba’s Leuris Pupo won silver, while the bronze went to Li Yuehong of China. Quiquampoix, who had claimed the......

Bottas handed five place grid penalty for next race

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action after a collision with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc REUTERS/David W Cerny F1 leader Verstappen’s Red Bull damaged in first lap chaos Race halted and then re-started Mercedes’ Hamilton goes from first......

Equestrian-German birthday boy Jung takes eventing lead

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TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Germany’s Michael Jung laid a solid foundation to defend his eventing gold medals from Rio and London, beating world number one Oliver Townend of Britain to an early lead after the dressage phase of the three-test discipline. Jung, who turned 39 on Saturday, was greeted......

Shots fired outside Berlin store, several injured -media

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BERLIN, July 30 (Reuters) – Shots were fired in a violent clash at a store car park in northern Berlin on Friday, leaving four people injured, the Berliner Zeitung reported. The injured included three men and a woman, local media reported, adding that police had questioned eyewitnesses and cordoned off......

Euro zone growth rebounds, inflation tops ECB target

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Q2 GDP +2.0 pct on quarter, vs consensus of +1.5% Euro zone economy still below pre-pandemic level Economists see similar growth rate for Q3 July inflation 2.2% vs average expectation of 2.0% BRUSSELS, July 30 (Reuters) – The euro zone economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, pulling......

Asian shares down, set for worst month since March 2020

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MSCI Asia ex-Japan -0.84%; Nikkei down 1.71% Investors still ‘rattled’ by China regulatory measures -portfolio manager Dollar set for worst week since May U.S. stock futures down after Amazon earnings SHANGHAI, July 30 (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Friday, with a gauge of regional equities set for its biggest......

England scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated EU, U.S. visitors

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No quarantine for vaccinated EU, U.S. visitors from Aug. 2 UK PM says he wants U.S. travellers to come “freely” BA, easyJet shares rise 3-5% Restrictions still in place for France, upsetting French LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United......

Deutsche Bank optimistic on revenues after profit beat

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Longest streak of quarterly profit since 2012 Shares open higher but early gains fizzle Investment banking revenue drops as expected FRANKFURT, July 28 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) on Wednesday delivered a fourth consecutive quarterly profit for the first time in nearly a decade and raised its revenue outlook despite......

International investor concerns mount over China’s tech rout

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Chinese Yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – International investors were feeling bruised and uncertain on Tuesday as a third day of heavy selling hammered China’s top tech stocks and began to seep into currency and debt markets.......

U.S. CDC recommends vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in many cases

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WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommended all......

Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

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Smoke billows following an explosion in Wiesdorf, Leverkusen, Germany July 27, 2021, in this photo obtained from social media. Anna Fross/via REUTERS BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) – Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday,......

Greek tourism faces tense ‘summer of patience’

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ATHENS, July 27 (Reuters) – For two balmy weeks in July, hotel manager George Tselios dared to hope his pandemic nightmare was behind him. He was getting 100 bookings a day for his Rhodes seaside resort – “unthinkable numbers” for the past year and nearing normal levels. Then the island......

U.S. will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant -White House

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, the White House confirmed on Monday. The decision, which was first reported by Reuters,......

Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level – study

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SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) – A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and then a Pfizer (PFE.N) COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. The study involved 499 medical workers – 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking......

Insurance brokers Aon, Willis scrap $30 bln merger; slow trial risk

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An office building with the Aon logo is seen amid the easing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott July 26 (Reuters) – Aon Plc (AON.N) and Willis Towers Watson Plc on Monday called off a $30 billion......

Stocks hit by China clampdown ahead of earnings-packed week

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European shares fall, Asian stocks at 2021 lows Bitcoin jumps on short covering, Amazon speculation Govt bond yields post sizeable drop Graphic: Global asset performance http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn Graphic: World FX rates http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Stock markets fell on Monday as concerns over tighter regulations in China mounted amid......

Chipmaker TSMC says too early to say on Germany expansion

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The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is pictured at its headquarters, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Jan. 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI, July 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) (2330.TW) said on Monday that it was too early to say whether it will build factories in Germany......

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