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Japan intervenes in FX market to stem yen falls after BOJ keeps super-low rates

BOJ keeps ultra-low rates, dovish policy guidance Japan’s FX diplomat said took ‘decisive’ action Confirmation of intervention sends dollar sliding over 2% Analysts doubt whether Tokyo can keep propping up yen Bank of Canada says did not help BOJ TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to buy …

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EXCLUSIVE Qatar planning for World Cup fans to avoid prosecution for minor offences – Sources

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Stadium Preview – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar – September 1, 2022 General view inside the stadium ahead of the World Cup REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Qatar tries to balance religious tradition, World Cup fervor Embassies have warned …

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Dollar soars to two-decade high as Putin shakes FX market ahead of Fed

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar index at two-decade high Euro slides back toward two-decade lows Putin announces partial troop mobilization for Ukraine Markets gauging Fed hawkishness in Powell briefing LONDON/NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The dollar surged to a new two-decade high on Wednesday just ahead of another expected …

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US Treasury official criticizes China’s ‘unconventional’ debt practices

Chinese yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration picture taken April 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China is the world’s largest official creditor Lack of transparency, confidentiality agreements under fire Progress urged on Common Framework debt deals for Zambia, others WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A top …

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Elon Musk faces skeptics as Tesla gets ready to unveil ‘Optimus’ robot

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to “production hell” four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs. My, how times have changed. Musk’s Texas company now is floating ambitious plans to deploy thousands of humanoid robots, known …

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Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency networks Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Ripple plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Merge came, saw and conquered. Not that you’d guess from crypto prices. The Ethereum blockchain’s mega-upgrade finally went …

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Cancer victims urge court to end J&J bankruptcy roadblock to lawsuits

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – People suing Johnson & Johnson over the company’s talc products urged an appeals court on Monday to revive their claims, saying the profitable company should not be allowed to use a bankrupt subsidiary to block lawsuits alleging the products cause cancer. They …

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Wall Street ends choppy session higher with focus firmly on Fed

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All eyes on Fed policy decision on Wednesday Traders price in small chance of 100 bps rate hike Take Two’s GTA VI gameplay footage leaked online Knowbe4 jumps on take-private offer Indexes up: Dow 0.64%, S&P 0.69%, Nasdaq 0.76% Sept 19 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main …

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Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures …

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