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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the city’s airport in the early hours of Thursday on suspicion of attacking and wounding an officer during protests against a new national security law Beijing imposed on the financial hub. Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more […]

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Fed's Bullard warns of financial crisis risks as virus cases spike: FT

(Reuters) – St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard has warned that a growing number of bankruptcies due to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a financial crisis, the Financial Times reported. “Without more granular risk management on the part of the health policy, we could get a wave of substantial bankruptcies and (that) […]

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Rare Javan Rhino captured on hidden camera in gleeful mudbath

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A rare Javan rhinoceros has been captured on camera gleefully rolling around in the khaki, tropical waters of a national park, on the westernmost tip of Indonesia’s Java island. The video of the critically endangered Javan rhino, one of only 72 left in the wild, was posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s environment […]

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US passes HK sanctions as nations condemn new law

The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that was condemned by countries around the world. The measure, which was passed unanimously, penalises banks that do business with Chinese officials. It will have to be approved by the Senate before going to President Trump. Critics say […]

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Dollar on defensive as investors await U.S. jobs data

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar was on the defensive against more growth-sensitive currencies on Thursday, following upbeat U.S. and European economic data, though worries about the coronavirus blunted more aggressive risk taking ahead of upcoming U.S. jobs figures. The New Zealand dollar NZD=D3 led modest gains in Asia, edging ahead by 0.2% to a one-week […]

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Asian stocks rise on vaccine hopes, eyes on U.S. payrolls

SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks tracked Wall Street higher on Thursday although sentiment was cautious ahead of U.S. employment data while copper prices jumped to more than six-month highs on a better global outlook and supply fears in top producer Chile. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan rose 0.9% with […]

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