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Japan’s factories boost output for third month in August

August output rises 2.7%, stronger than expected Manufacturers see output up in Sept, Oct Retail sales post y/y rise for the 6th straight month TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s factories ramped up output for a third straight month in August, as the manufacturing sector showed resilience in the face of heightened fears about high …

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Toll-road operator Salik jumps 20% on market debut

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Dubai toll-road operator Salik (SALIK.DU) rose 20% above its listing price on its market debut on Thursday in a sign that investors still have appetite for local flotations despite skittish global markets. The company, which has 3.6 million vehicles registered on its system, raised 3.735 billion dirhams ($1.02 billion) by …

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Amazon.com unveils device that tracks breath while sleeping

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced a contactless gadget that can monitor people’s sleep, along with updates to its lineup of voice-controlled devices and e-readers. The online retailer said its $139.99 sleep gadget, known as Halo Rise, tracks room temperature, humidity and light, plus the breathing patterns of the person closest to …

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Tata Motors launches $10,000 electric car in India to further its lead

NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Tata Motors (TAMO.NS) launched India’s lowest priced electric car at a little over $10,000 on Wednesday as the country’s only electric vehicle (EV) maker looks to draw in more buyers. Tata leads India’s EV market, helped by government subsidies and high tariffs on imports. Its move comes as domestic …

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Optus under further fire for cyber breach, purported hacker claims data deleted

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australian telecoms giant Optus came under more fire from the government on Tuesday for a massive cyber …

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Rampant dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asian markets attempted to stabilize on Tuesday after a wild few days during which most assets, barring the dollar, fell, with the greenback easing a bit and stocks flat. Sterling, which collapsed to a record low $1.0327 on Monday, recovered …

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Exclusive: IDB governors vote to remove bank president Claver-Carone after ethics investigation

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) voted on Monday to fire …

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McDonald’s hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs, weaker yen

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald’s store (top) in Tokyo, while others stand in line in front of cash registers, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s McDonald’s fast food restaurants will raise prices on about 60% of its …

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South Korea’s finance minister says more foreign-exchange stabilizing measures are on the way

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s finance minister said the government would prepare more measures to stabilize the foreign exchange market, while downplaying the need for a currency swap arrangement with the United States. The measures include utilizing the government’s foreign exchange equalization fund to …

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Barclays shareholders sue in US over $17.6 trillion debt sale blunders

A branch of Barclays Bank is seen, in London, Britain, February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Barclays Plc (BARC.L) was sued on Friday in a proposed US class action in which shareholders claimed they were defrauded in connection with the British …

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