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    TOKYO, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A Japanese filmmaker jailed for nearly four months in Myanmar described some of his detention there as “hell” and called on Tokyo to take a tougher stance against human rights abuses in the military-controlled country. The Southeast Asian nation has been in chaos since the military overthrew an elected government ...
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    SINGAPORE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The dollar climbed on Monday as protests against COVID restrictions in China rattled financial markets, sending the yuan sliding and pushing nervous investors toward the safe-haven greenback. The COVID protests have flared across China and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire in Urumqi in the ...
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    Climate change has big impact on economy, inflation – Amamiya Aug survey showed strong demand for green bonds – BOJ Amamiya BOJ’s climate scheme has extended $26 bln in loans TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Bank of Japan (BOJ) Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said on Sunday the central bank will conduct a survey annually of ...
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    Prime Minister Kishida says “Japan is a buy” Japan govt targets boosting household financial assets Plan calls for easing limits for investment TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Japanese government on Friday called for doubling a tax-free stock investment programme for households, to encourage savers to put more money in riskier assets rather than hoarding it ...
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    Fed minutes for November due at 1900 GMT Wall Street stocks trade higher U.S. Treasury yields retreat Crude prices drop more than 4% U.S. dollar falls NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – World equities rose while U.S. Treasury yields were lower ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes that would offer a ...
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    NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The dollar retreated across the board on Tuesday, ceding some of the ground gained in the previous session, as investors looked past worries about China’s COVID flare-ups, boosting demand for more risky currencies. Equities, commodities and riskier currencies were largely firmer on Tuesday, a day after fresh COVID-19 curbs ...
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    JAKARTA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Pertamina International Shipping, a unit of Indonesia’s state energy firm, aims to invest up to $3 billion over the next five years to rejuvenate and expand its fleet, including investing in vessels to transport liquefied natural gas, an executive said. Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) operates more than 400 vessels, including ...
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    Nov 22 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) will invest about 1.5 trillion yen ($10.58 billion)to electrify its vehicles, including boosting production of battery EVs, and aims to increase their share in the company’s overall global car sales by 2030. Mazda’s senior managing executive officer Akira Koga said the investment would be made along ...
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    NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar rose against most major currencies on Monday, recouping recent losses, as fresh COVID-19 curbs in China fuelled worries over the global economic outlook and made traders shun riskier currencies. China’s capital warned on Monday that it was facing its most severe test of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
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    Australian held for 650 days for state secrets breach Opponents sceptical of junta’s motives Turnell headed for Australia – PM Amnesty a bright spot at ‘incredibly dark time’ – Blinken Nov 17 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ruling military on Thursday freed a former British ambassador, a Japanese filmmaker and an Australian economic adviser to deposed leader ...