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Hideyuki Sano

Nikkei ticks up but runs out of gas ahead of long weekend

Sep 17 2020

TOKYO, Sept 18 Japanese shares inched up on Friday but hovered below their post-pandemic high touched earlier this week, as investors grew cautious about expensive valuations and a murky earnings outlook ahead of a long weekend.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks falter as Fed fails to offer fresh cause for cheer

Sep 17 2020

TOKYO, Sept 17 Stocks fell and the dollar advanced on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates low for a long time but stopped short of offering further stimulus to shore up a battered U.S. economy.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall as Fed fails to offer fresh cause for cheer

Sep 16 2020

TOKYO, Sept 17 Stocks fell and the dollar advanced on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates low for a long time but stopped short of offering further on stimulus to shore up a battered U.S. economy.

FOREX-Dollar softer on improved risk appetite, yuan soars

Sep 15 2020

* Yuan strengthens to 16-month high as data shows solid economy

FOREX-Dollar softer as sentiment recovers on vaccine hopes and deals

Sep 14 2020

TOKYO, Sept 15 The dollar dipped against riskier currencies on Tuesday as hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and big corporate deals improved investor appetite for assets such as the yuan and the euro.

FOREX-Pound dogged by Brexit worries, yen looks to Abe successor vote

Sep 14 2020

* Dollar under pressure ahead of Fed policy announcement on Wed

FOREX-Pound haunted by Brexit, yen looks to Abe successor vote

Sep 13 2020

TOKYO, Sept 14 The British pound flirted with a 1-1/2-month low against the dollar on Monday on fears about no-deal Brexit while investors waited for Japan's ruling party to choose a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares struggle to shake off bearish mood

Sep 11 2020

LONDON/TOKYO, Sept 11 European shares struggled for momentum on Friday as doubts about extra monetary stimulus and overnight falls in U.S. big tech shares kept investors on edge.

GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares struggle to shake off bearish mood as U.S. tech giants wobble

Sep 11 2020

TOKYO, Sept 11 Share markets struggled globally on Friday in a shadow cast by overnight falls in U.S. big tech shares, as well as doubts about the prospects for a U.S. stimulus after the Senate rejected a Republican bill.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares struggle to shake off bearish mood as U.S. tech giants fall anew

Sep 10 2020

TOKYO, Sept 11 Asian shares struggled to stem a bearish mood on Friday after U.S. big tech firm shares fell again overnight on growing doubts about U.S. stimulus and worries about their stretched valuations.

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Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.