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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......

Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on ‘Black Friday’

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Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TILBURY, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Climate activists targeted 13 Amazon (AMZN.O) depots across Britain on “Black Friday” as part......

China asks Didi to delist from U.S. on data security fears – Bloomberg News

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SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators have asked top executives of ride hailing giant Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) to devise a plan to delist from the New York Stock Exchange due to concerns about data security, Bloomberg News reported. China’s tech watchdog wants the management to take the company......

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......

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......

IEA chief says he hopes OPEC+ will address ‘artificial’ supply gap

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A gas pump is seen hanging from the ceiling at a petrol station in Seoul June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – The head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said on Wednesday oil markets are......

Japan’s Chubu Electric to boost overseas and renewables investment

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A worker stands next to a spent fuel pool on the top floor of the No.5 reactor building at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN – Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com......

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......

Consortium of Japanese firms to test digital currency in coming months, launch in FY2022

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A man walks past in front of a sign board of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, the asset management unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Consortium includes Japan’s three......

EXCLUSIVE Major Toshiba shareholder objects to break-up, urges board to solicit offers

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The logo of Toshiba Corp. is seen next to a traffic signal atop of a building in Tokyo, Japan November 9, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) second-largest shareholder on Wednesday objected to the Japanese conglomerate’s......

Wall Street shares mixed as traders position for rate hikes, oil jumps

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Nasdaq retreats; S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average gain Oil prices rise after U.S. move to release reserves Turkish lira crashes 15% to record low WASHINGTON/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street shares were mixed on Tuesday and the dollar slipped from a 16-month high as investors positioned for interest......

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......

Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

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SEOUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, the Yonhap news agency said. Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission,......

World stocks off to a cautious start; euro struggles

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Graphic: Global asset performance Graphic: World FX rates LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – World stocks kicked off the week on a cautious note on Monday after posting a second consecutive weekly drop, and the euro struggled as traders weighed the risks of European lockdown restrictions and prospects of a faster......

Tencent boosts Prosus profit, e-commerce trading loss widens

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A logo of Prosus is diplayed at Amsterdam’s stock exchange building as Prosus begins trading on the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register AMSTERDAM/JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Prosus, which owns a $175......

India’s Paytm falls for second day after debut debacle

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BENGALURU, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Digital payments firm Paytm (PAYT.NS) fell for a second session on Monday, shaving off $7.75 billion from its market value since its dismal debut in India’s biggest initial public offering last week. Shares fell 17.78% as of 0733 GMT to 1,271 rupees compared with the......

Australia, NZ dlrs steady amid cautious tone in markets

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SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The Australian and New Zealand dollars were little changed on Monday, hovering near recent lows after Friday’s declines that were driven by concerns over demand for oil and other commodities amid a resurgence of pandemic curbs in Europe. The Aussie was trading at $0.7247 ,......

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......

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