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International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee said on Saturday that international spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan during the Olympic Games which are scheduled for this summer. Olympic and Paralympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, it said in a statement. The Tokyo......

Australia unveils $928 million coronavirus support package to revive airlines, tourism

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian government unveiled a A$1.2 billion ($928 million) tourism support package on Thursday, aimed at boosting local travel while international routes remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk through a mostly empty domestic terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia,......

Breakingviews – Capital Calls: Trustpilot’s trust issue

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A person types on a laptop computer in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 11, 2020. LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Concise insights on global finance in the Covid-19 era. ————————————————- TRUST FUND. Trustpilot is giving investors a chance to review its own business model. The Copenhagen-based online review platform on......

Germany defends COVID border curbs

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FILE PHOTO: German border police officers check a car at the A17 motorway near the Czech-German border, after controls between Germany and the Czech Republic have been re-established, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Breitenau, Germany, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel BERLIN (Reuters) – A German......

Time to “reimagine” travel industry, UK’s Prince Harry says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry speaks during the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, Britain March 5, 2020. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry has urged the travel industry to “reset and reimagine” its future after the crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic, with......

Announcement of UK-EU trade deal expected Thursday morning – EU official

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European Union flags flutter in front of the European Commission headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain are expected to announce sealing a new trade pact on Thursday morning with negotiations still “going through the details” and no final agreement......

EU-UK trade talks still in “final stages” – European Commission source

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FILE PHOTO: Flags of the Union Jack and European Union are seen ahead of the meeting of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in Brussels, Belgium December 9, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU-UK trade talks are still in their......

Brexit trade deal imminent, may come Wednesday – senior EU diplomat

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FILE PHOTO: British flag is seen through broken glass in this illustration picture taken January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A trade deal between Britain and the European Union is imminent and could be agreed as early as Wednesday evening, a senior EU diplomat said. The diplomat, who......

EU’s Barnier to brief envoys on Brexit talks on Monday – official

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FILE PHOTO: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier takes part in a meeting of ambassadors of European Union governments in Brussels, Belgium December 7, 2020. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will brief ambassadors from the bloc on Monday morning about......

Spain’s recovering rural rentals a sign of hope for Airbnb

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MADRID (Reuters) – During a surreal summer in Spain, Perla Requejo saw so much demand for the Atlantic coastal apartment she had been unable to rent on Airbnb during lockdown that she listed another and raised her daily rate. Airbnb host Perla Requejo stands in the property that she rents......

Airbnb boosts IPO price range in sign of frenzied investor appetite

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FILE PHOTO: A woman talks on the phone at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Gabrielle Lurie/File Photo (Reuters) -Airbnb Inc expects to raise up to $3.09 billion in its initial public offering after boosting its price range, setting it......

Global dividends forecast to inch back from coronavirus cliff edge

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LONDON (Reuters) – Dividend payouts by the world’s biggest firms in 2020 will fall by 17.5%-20%, equivalent to some $263 billion, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a report on Monday forecast, but could rebound strongly next year. Although the prediction by investment firm Janus Henderson represents a smaller......

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