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Blinken postpones China trip over spy balloon incident

  • February 04, 2023 02:46 AM AEDT | Reuters
 Blinken postpones China trip over spy balloon incident

(Makes clear in first paragraph that balloon tracked flying across the United States; adds that Blinken visit would have been first since 2017) By Steve Holland, Idrees Ali and Humeyra Pamuk

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Morgan Stanley wins nod to fully own Chinese fund venture

Morgan Stanley wins nod to fully own Chinese fund venture

  • February 04, 2023 02:36 AM AEDT | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -Morgan Stanley said on Friday its asset management unit has received Chinese regulatory approval to take full ownership of a China mutual fund venture, marking a key step toward

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'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard to pay $35 million over U.S. SEC charges

'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard to pay $35 million over U.S. SEC charges

  • February 04, 2023 02:35 AM AEDT | Reuters

By Susan Heavey and Chris Prentice WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) -Activision Blizzard Inc has agreed to pay $35 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it failed to have

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Toyota to launch two luxury vehicles in Japan -Nikkei

Toyota to launch two luxury vehicles in Japan -Nikkei

  • February 04, 2023 02:26 AM AEDT | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will launch two higher-end luxury vehicles in Japan during the next financial year as it seeks to capture a larger share of the luxury car market, the Nikkei

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Portugal to speed up first offshore wind auction amid strong investor interest

Portugal to speed up first offshore wind auction amid strong investor interest

  • February 04, 2023 02:16 AM AEDT | Reuters

By Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's first offshore wind power auction is drawing interest from large utility companies, especially those in northern Europe, the economy minister said on

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Fed seen hiking policy rate above 5% as hiring surges

Fed seen hiking policy rate above 5% as hiring surges

  • February 04, 2023 02:15 AM AEDT | Reuters

(Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to need at least two more interest-rate hikes, lifting the benchmark rate to above 5%, to slow an unexpectedly strong labor market seen as contributing to

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U.S. Treasury makes more Tesla, Ford, GM EVs eligible for tax credits

U.S. Treasury makes more Tesla, Ford, GM EVs eligible for tax credits

  • February 04, 2023 02:14 AM AEDT | Reuters

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Treasury Department said Friday it will make more Tesla , Ford Motor, General Motors and Volkswagen electric vehicles eligible for up to $7,500 tax

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Ukraine will fight to hold 'fortress' Bakhmut as long as it can - Zelenskiy

Ukraine will fight to hold 'fortress' Bakhmut as long as it can - Zelenskiy

  • February 04, 2023 02:08 AM AEDT | Reuters

KYIV (Reuters) - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday Ukraine would fight to hold on to the eastern "fortress" city of Bakhmut for as long as it could, and urged the West to supply long-range

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Oil surges after strong U.S. jobs data

Oil surges after strong U.S. jobs data

  • February 04, 2023 02:07 AM AEDT | Reuters

By Ahmad Ghaddar and Swati Verma LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices rose on Friday after strong U.S. jobs data, but were still set for weekly falls as investors sought more clarity on the imminent EU

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Blinken postpones trip to China after spy balloon detected in U.S. -reports

Blinken postpones trip to China after spy balloon detected in U.S. -reports

  • February 04, 2023 02:06 AM AEDT | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will postpone his visit to China after a spy balloon was detected flying over the continental United States, according to media

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U.S. job growth powers ahead; unemployment rate at 3.4%

U.S. job growth powers ahead; unemployment rate at 3.4%

  • February 04, 2023 02:06 AM AEDT | Reuters

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in January while the unemployment rate hit a more than 53-1/2-year low of 3.4%, pointing to a persistently tight labor

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