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Belgian cancer research firm Iteos raises $75 mln

Iteos Therapeutics, a Belgian medical research company developing drugs to treat cancer, has raised $75 million through private financing to start clinical trials of two candidate drugs and expand into the United States.

S.Korean stocks, won recover after heavy losses

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index and the won bounced back on Wednesday, snapping losses of the past few days despite continued anxiety over a U.S.-China trade war, while bond yields rose. ** At 06:30 GMT, the KOSPI was up 23.80 points or 1.02 percent at 2,363.91. Electricity and electronics-related shares including SK Hynix and Samsung SDI rose 4.4 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Biotech drugmaker Samsung BioLogics gai

Nikkei rises in volatile trade helped by China stock gains

Japan's Nikkei share average rose in volatile trade on Wednesday, helped by late short-covering following an earlier selloff and a broader recovery in regional sentiment as Chinese shares recovered from a rout in the previous session.

S.Korea stocks rally, shrug off trade war threats; won steady

Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rallied on Wednesday, snapping four sessions of declines, a day after anxiety over a U.S.-China trade spat rattled global markets. The Korean won rose slightly while bond yields were steady. ** At 0239 GMT, the KOSPI was up 19.57 points or 0.84 per

Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan Inc

Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan's top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future.


Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video