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Hyundai to export heavy-duty hydrogen electric trucks to Germany

An XCIENT Fuel Cell truck photographed in South Korea on Nov. 10, 2021. A number of firms in the trucking sector are exploring ways to develop vehicles that use hydrogen. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hyundai Motor Company is to export 27 of its XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to Germany, with the heavy-duty …

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Stocks rise following Wall Street bounce

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific shares traded higher on Thursday following the rally on Wall Street. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 2.15% in early trade, and the Hang Seng Tech index rose 3.16%. Shares of Alibaba popped around 5% ahead of its earnings results later Thursday. The Chinese e-commerce giant could see revenue decline for the …

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Can the BTS K-pop stars remain on stage and join the military? South Korean defense chiefs say yes – South China Morning Post

Can the BTS K-pop stars remain on stage and join the military? South Korean defense chiefs say yesSouth China Morning Post Netizens react to the Minister of National Defense of South Korea saying BTS will be able to perform after enlistingallkpop BTS may still be allowed to perform while serving in South Korean militaryThe AV …

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South Korea inflation, RBA interest rates, oil

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific stocks fell on Tuesday as South Korea’s inflation rose and investors look ahead to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s interest rate decision. The Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped 0.87%, and the Topix index lost nearly 1%. In South Korea, the Kospi shed 0.39% and the Kosdaq declined 0.21%. Consumer prices in South …

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Asian stocks follow Wall Street ahead of likely US rate hike

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as traders prepared for a possible sharp interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve to cool inflation. Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea declined. Tokyo advanced. Oil prices were little changed, staying below $100 per barrel. Wall Street tumbled Tuesday after Walmart warned inflation …

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Wall Street recovery, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific shares fell at the open on Wednesday despite Wall Street recovering most of its losses by the close. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.77% and the Topix index slipped 0.72%. In South Korea, the Kospi declined 0.52% and the Kosdaq shed 0.28%. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia lost 0.35%. MSCI’s broadest index of …

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RBA rate decision, services PMI, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific mostly rose on Tuesday as the Reserve Bank of Australia hiked interest rates in line with expectations. South Korea’s Kospi increased 1.8% to close at 2,341.78, and the Kosdaq advanced 3.9% to 750.95. SK Hynix jumped 3.82% while Naver rose 3.4%. The Nikkei 225 in Japan gained about 1% …

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US, UK, Europe, Japan will be in recession over next 12 months: Nomura

Thomas Calomiris, a third generation produce vendor, weighs an onion at Eastern Market as the US struggles with rising inflation May 20, 2022, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Many of the world’s leading economies will fall into a recession within the next 12 months as central banks move to aggressively …

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China PMI data, stocks, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Chinese markets rose on Thursday as government data showed factory activity grew in June, but most other Asia-Pacific indexes fell. Mainland China’s markets traded higher. The Shanghai Composite advanced 0.37%, and the Shenzhen Component gained 1%. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.13%. The Nikkei 225 in Japan dropped 0.72%, …

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How to find a hidden spy camera in hotel rooms and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than …

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