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Dollar extends rebound as investors await U.S. stimulus details, bitcoin bounces

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar extended its rebound from near three-year lows versus major peers on Thursday, supported by higher U.S. yields, as President-elect Joe Biden prepared to outline his plans for massive fiscal stimulus. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26, 2020.......

BOJ’s Kuroda says economy to head for recovery

Reuters
TOKYO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the country’s economy will likely head for a recovery as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic gradually subsides. “Japan’s economy is picking up, although conditions remain severe due to the impact of the pandemic,” Kuroda said......

Analysis: Dollar bears grow cautious as U.S. yields rise

Reuters
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Ritvik Carvalho NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A rally in U.S. yields is clouding the outlook for one of the market’s most popular trades: betting against the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File......

FOREX-Dollar buoyed as Treasury yields stabilise

Reuters
* Dollar index trades higher * Sterling gains * Euro, Aussie and Kiwi down * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Stabilising U.S. Treasury yields helped the dollar trade back in positive teritory on Wednesday, though investors remained bearish on the currency’s near-term prospects. Benchmark 10-year......

USWNT to Host Canada, Brazil, Japan in SheBelieves Cup

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press The United States will host Canada, Brazil and Japan in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup next month in Orlando, Florida. U.S. Soccer on Monday announced the round-robin tournament scheduled from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24 at Exploria Stadium. The......

Japan has found a new Covid variant. Here’s how it compares to virus strains in the UK, South Africa

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A large screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga during a live broadcast of a press conference on a state of emergency declared for the greater Tokyo area amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Tokyo on January 7, 2021. KAZUHIRO......

Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone America’s CEO on leadership now

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As first years on the job go, Paolo Ferrari, president, CEO and COO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., has certainly had an eventful one. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bridgestone is seen at the company’s tyre plant in Bethune, that Japan’s Bridgestone plans to shut, France, September......

Sagan would choose Tour over Olympics

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cycling – Tour de France – Stage 15 – Lyon to Grand Colombier – France – September 13, 2020. BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia before the start REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool (Reuters) – Triple world champion Peter Sagan will favour the Tour de France over the Olympics should he......

80% want Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed: Japanese survey

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The giant Olympic rings which were temporarily taken down in August for maintenance are illuminated after being reinstalled at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – About 80% of people......

Doping: Problems looming for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, says Pound

Reuters
(Reuters) – The United States is in violation of the Olympic charter and potentially the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, raising questions over whether the 2028 Los Angeles Games should proceed, senior International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: An LA2028 sign is seen at......

Ford to idle Kentucky plant due to semiconductor shortage

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of Ford is seen at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co on Friday said it would idle one of its Kentucky plants next week due to a shortage of semiconductors. The Louisville Assembly Plant, where Ford......

Dollar holds above 2018 lows ahead of U.S. jobs report

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held above a 2018 low against other major currencies on Friday ahead of fresh U.S. jobs data likely to give clues on the extent of fiscal stimulus needed to prop up the coronavirus-hit economy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a......

South Korea court orders Japan to compensate ‘comfort women’ victims

Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court ordered Japan on Friday to compensate 12 women who were forced to work in wartime Japanese brothels, in a ruling that could rekindle diplomatic and history feuds between the two countries. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s new Chief of Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato leaves after......

Dollar downtrend takes breather amid higher yields as jobs report looms

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar held on to its biggest gain in more than two months against major peers on Friday as a rise in U.S. yields triggered some unwinding of bearish bets on the currency. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26,......

Japan will consider expanding coronavirus state of emergency if needed

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga holds a New Year’s press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on January 4, 2021. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Pool via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday the government would liaise with other prefectures and check whether the state......

Japan Declares State of Emergency in Tokyo Area After Days of Hesitation

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — After days of record coronavirus counts and a rapidly rising death toll, Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures on Thursday, the country’s first such declaration since April. The announcement by......

Japan to Declare State of Emergency in Tokyo Area After Days of Hesitation

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — After days of record coronavirus counts and a rapidly rising death toll, Japan said it would declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures on Thursday, the country’s first such declaration since April.......

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