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Dollar nears 3-mth low, shares climb after Fed tests the brakes

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Shares hit a two-month high and the dollar swooped towards a three-month low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve signals of smaller interest rate rises from next month were followed by the message from Frankfurt that the ECB will plough on. With Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving, it was up to …

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Russia revives Soviet-era Moskvich brand with Chinese model

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Nov 23 (Reuters) – After a two-decade hiatus, Russia on Wednesday launched production of the Moskvich car brand at a plant near Moscow given up by the French carmaker Renault, with a new, modern Chinese design that …

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Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears grow

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Eurozone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could …

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Sony to expand Chinese game incubator in Microsoft head-to-head

HONG KONG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Sony Group Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday it plans to expand a program to identify and incubate Chinese-made games, in a race with Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to tap China’s gaming market. The program will invest more than 1 million yuan ($140,080) in each game it enrols, and will not …

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Europe to be hit hardest in global slowdown -OECD

Global growth seen falling from 3.1% in 2022 to 2.2% in 2023 National outlooks vary widely, with UK lagging other economies Central banks urged to keep hiking interest rates PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The global economy should avoid a recession next year but the worst energy crisis since the 1970s will trigger a sharp …

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Buffett’s Berkshire boosts stakes in Japan’s five biggest trading houses

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), run by billionaire Warren Buffett, has raised its stakes in each of Japan’s five biggest trading houses by at least 1 percentage point to more than 6%, regulatory filings showed on Monday, sending shares higher. The move is line with Berkshire’s statement in 2020 that its …

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Asia shares, oil prices skid on China COVID outbreaks

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 China stocks skid as Beijing coronavirus cases rise Dollar, bonds shade firmer before Fed minutes Oil prices fall again after losing 10% last week SYDNEY, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Asian share markets and oil prices slipped on Monday as investors fretted about the economic fallout from fresh COVID-19 restrictions in China, with resulting risk …

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Japan’s inflation hits 40-year high as BOJ sticks to easy policy

Japan CPI +3.6% yr/yr vs forecast +3.5%, highest since 1982 Bulk of price hikes due to cost-push inflation, unsustainable BOJ sees consumer inflation falling below 2% next fiscal year TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation accelerated to a 40-year high in October, driven by currency weakness and imported cost pressures that the …

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Shares cautious, US yield curve deep in recession territory

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Markets choppy after Fed warnings on rates US yield curve most inverted since 1981 Dollar runs into fresh selling, but off week’s lows SYDNEY, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Asian shares were in a cautious mood on Friday after US Federal Reserve officials fired more warning shots on interest rates, while rising coronavirus cases in …

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Google struck $360-mln Activision deal to block rival app store, argument says

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has struck at least 24 deals with big app developers to stop them from competing with its Play Store, including an agreement to pay Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI. O) about $360 million over three years, according to a court filing on Thursday. Google also agreed …

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