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Global stocks and euro gain ahead of U.S. jobs data
World stocks held near three-month highs and the euro also remained close to a three-month peak, thanks to a larger than expected European stimulus boost and on hopes of a global economic rebound.
Exclusive: Unfazed by pandemic, Bank of Japan to keep economic recovery view - sources
The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain this month its projection that the economy will gradually recover from the damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic in the latter half of this year, sources said.
'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton says at Floyd memorial
U.S. civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners that George Floyd's death in police custody and the nationwide protests it ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice, demanding, "Get your knee off our necks."
Factbox: Where are people around the world protesting over George Floyd?
The killing of black man George Floyd in the United States, with a white policeman's knee on his neck, has triggered worldwide protests against racism and brutality.
'Truly sorry': Scientists pull panned Lancet study of Trump-touted drug
An influential study that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients has been withdrawn a week after it led to major trials being halted, adding to confusion about a malaria drug championed by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Virtual certainty? Bankers ask if success of remote roadshows will last
Who needs expensive lunches at glitzy hotels and fancy restaurants to court investors for bond deals or the sale of new shares on the stock exchange?
Bargain-conscious Americans lift used-car sales in the coronavirus economy
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-April, used-car dealer Alex Tovstanovsky had vehicles jammed six rows deep on his lot in the western Chicago suburb of Naperville.
Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus are not coming forward to get tested because they fear being separated from their families and held in isolation, community leaders and aid workers say.
COVID-19 crisis shakes Brazil, but Bolsonaro keeps impeachment at bay
One of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, a paralyzed economy sending investors fleeing for the exit, and accusations that he has undermined Brazil's young democracy have not loosened President Jair Bolsonaro's grip on power.
Tesla's Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon in tweet
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday called for Amazon.com Inc to be broken up, after an author complained on social media about being unable to self-publish a book via the world's largest online retailer.
Pompeo calls Nasdaq's strict rules a model to guard against fraudulent Chinese companies
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned American investors against fraudulent accounting practices at China-based companies and said the Nasdaq's recent decision to tighten listing rules for such players should be "a model" for all other exchanges around the world.
Video shows police in Buffalo, New York, shoving 75-year-old to ground
Two Buffalo, New York, police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd continued into their tenth night.
Does drug touted by Trump work on COVID-19? After data debacle, we still don't know
Scientists are resuming COVID-19 trials of the now world-famous drug hydroxychloroquine, as confusion continues to reign about the anti-malarial hailed by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential "game-changer" in fighting the pandemic.
Ocean shipping shrinks as pandemic pummels retailers
The $1 trillion container shipping industry is in a slowdown. Literally.
'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton tells George Floyd memorial
Prominent civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners on Thursday George Floyd's fatal encounter with police and the nationwide protests his death ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice, demanding, "Get your knee off our necks."
Expecting a spike in bitcoin? Investors say it may take time
Investors expecting a sudden surge in bitcoin's price, after it underwent a technical adjustment three weeks ago that reduced the rate at which new coins are generated, may have to wait a few months, or perhaps a few years.
Hong Kong's free media fears being silenced by China's national security law
When a team of producers at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) heard on May 19 that the publicly funded broadcaster planned to axe one of its most popular weekly shows, they rushed to the building next door to confront the station's head.
U.S. unemployment rate seen near 20% as COVID slams jobs market again in May
The U.S. unemployment rate likely shot up to almost 20% in May, a new post World War Two record, with millions more losing their jobs, exposing the horrific human toll from the COVID-19 crisis.
As coronavirus sinks global demand, Chinas exporters go online to tap domestic market
At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States.
Philippines' Duterte renews threat to kill drug dealers after big bust
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kg (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said proved the Southeast Asian country had become a transhipment point for narcotics.
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