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Japan minister flying to Lebanon to make case for Ghosn’s return

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FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn gestures during a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s deputy justice minister is travelling to Lebanon this weekend to try to make the case that fugitive ex-Nissan (7201.T) Chairman......
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Japan’s January factory output beats forecasts but slowdown expected

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s factory output rose more than expected in January, providing some relief for policymakers amid heightened risks of a recession as the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupts supply chains and business activity. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a factory during sunset at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki,......
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World stocks set for worst week since 2008 as virus fears grip markets

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Global share markets were headed for the worst week since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis as investors ditched risky assets on fears the coronavirus would become a pandemic and derail economic growth. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past a screen showing Nikkei index......
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Global funds cut equity exposure in turbulent February, eye virus risk: Reuters poll

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – Global funds changed course in February and recommended a cut to equity allocations in their model balanced portfolio after taking them to a two-year high in January, instead suggesting an increase in bond holdings, Reuters polls showed. A trader works on the floor at the New York......
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Global shares head for worst week since 2008 financial crisis

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Global share prices headed for the worst week since the darkest days of the world financial crisis in 2008 as investors braced for the coronavirus to become a pandemic and rapidly spread around the world. FILE PHOTO: People wearing surgical masks walk past a screen showing Nikkei......
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Virus-hit stocks shed $3 trillion; safe havens thrive

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LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks resumed their plunge, wiping out more than $3 trillion in value this week alone, and U.S. Treasuries yields hit record lows on Thursday as the coronavirus spread faster outside China and investors fled to safe havens. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a surgical mask walks past......
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Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he asked all elementary, middle and high schools to remain closed until spring holidays......
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China’s top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers return to their posts after coronavirus travel curbs that kept them away and jammed up global supply chains have been eased. A foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship......
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Asian stocks slide deeper as pandemic fears grow

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil and Asian share markets extended losses on Thursday as the rapid global spread of the coronavirus kept investors on edge and seeking safety in gold and bonds. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a surgical mask walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index and Nikkei index......
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Toyota says Japan plants may be affected by virus-related supply issues

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A man walks past a Toyota logo at the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Wednesday said that operations at its plants in Japan may be affected by supply chain issues linked to the new coronavirus outbreak......
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World shares slump for fifth day, bets grow on interest rate cuts to counter damage

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks tumbled for the fifth straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven gold rose back towards seven-year highs and U.S. bond yields held near record lows after governments and health authorities warned of a possible coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a......
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Panasonic to exit solar cell production at Tesla’s NY plant; ops unaffected, NY says

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TOKYO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp (6752.T) plans to exit solar cell production at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) New York plant, the latest sign of strain in a partnership where Panasonic’s status as the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker’s exclusive battery supplier nears its end. FILE PHOTO: The Panasonic booth is......
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Pandemic fears jolt stock markets, bonds rally

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Panasonic poised to withdraw from solar cell production at Tesla’s NY plant: sources

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FILE PHOTO: The Panasonic booth is shown during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus TOKYO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Japan’s Panasonic Corp (6752.T) is considering pulling out of solar cell production at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) plant in New York, said people with direct knowledge......
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Asian shares slump, bonds rally as virus fears grow

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board......
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Why Japanese baseball fans are as riveting as the game itself

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Baseball, known locally as yakyuu (or literally “field ball”), is a national phenomenon in Japan. Masaoka Shiki, one of Japan’s four great haiku masters, wrote several poems praising it. Osaka’s most infamous urban legend centers around it. It’s even more......
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U.S. airlines, hotels extend rebooking options as coronavirus spreads

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(Reuters) – U.S. airlines and hotels are extending options for customers to rebook travel to a growing list of countries, including Italy, as coronavirus cases spiked outside of China and sparked fears of a global pandemic. The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for the coronavirus to......
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Asian stocks, Treasury yields fall as pandemic fears intensify

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic drove another Wall Street tumble and pushed yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an electronic display showing Asian markets indices......
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Goldman, Citi among banks curbing Italy trips over coronavirus fears

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LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Citigroup Inc (C.N), Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) and other investment banks have curbed trips to Italy amid fears that the coronavirus outbreak across the north of the country could quickly spread across Europe, sources said. FILE PHOTO: A policeman wearing a face mask warns a......
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Chinese consumers snap up yoga mats, video games, condoms as coronavirus keeps them at home

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BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – As the coronavirus epidemic keeps hundreds of millions of Chinese stuck at home, they’re shopping online to stave off boredom with games for Nintendo’s (7974.T) Switch console, yoga mats, books and condoms all showing big jumps in orders. People wear face masks as they walk in a......

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