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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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Liberian warlord's trial concludes in Switzerland

Liberian warlord's trial concludes in Switzerland

  • February 03, 2023 10:41 PM AEDT | Reuters

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -The appeal hearings of a former Liberian rebel commander convicted of war crimes concluded on Friday in a trial that was broadened in its final stages to include crimes

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Sterling stays near 4-month lows versus euro as dovish BoE signal weighs

Sterling stays near 4-month lows versus euro as dovish BoE signal weighs

  • February 03, 2023 10:39 PM AEDT | Reuters

(Reuters) - Sterling stayed close to its weakest level in four months against the euro on Friday, following a relatively dovish stance from the Bank of England the day before. The BoE on Thursday

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Nigeria bonds fall ahead of S&P credit rating review

Nigeria bonds fall ahead of S&P credit rating review

  • February 03, 2023 10:33 PM AEDT | Reuters

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Nigeria's dollar-denominated government bonds fell on Friday ahead of a review of its credit rating by S&P Global, after the West African oil producer was downgraded by

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Veidekke To Build Two New Logistics Buildings Near Gothenburg, Sweden

Veidekke To Build Two New Logistics Buildings Near Gothenburg, Sweden

  • February 03, 2023 10:31 PM AEDT | Reuters

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Veidekke ASA: * VEIDEKKE: TO BUILD TWO NEW LOGISTICS BUILDINGS NEAR GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN * VEIDEKKE'S SWEDISH SUBSIDIARY BRA BYGG AB HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY LOGISTICS PROPERTY COMPANY

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Popovic lauds Victory character in drought-snapping win

Popovic lauds Victory character in drought-snapping win

  • February 03, 2023 10:29 PM AEDT | AAPNEWS

A-League Men cellar dwellers Melbourne Victory have snapped their six-game winless run in style with a 3-1 comeback win over Wellington Phoenix.

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Tech giants call time on stocks party, U.S. payrolls loom

Tech giants call time on stocks party, U.S. payrolls loom

  • February 03, 2023 10:22 PM AEDT | Reuters

By Naomi Rovnick and Stella Qiu LONDON (Reuters) - A global stock rally, powered by hopes of central banks ending aggressive rate rises, ran into roadblocks on Friday following weak earnings from U.S.

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Russians bought record number of gold bars in 2022, data shows

Russians bought record number of gold bars in 2022, data shows

  • February 03, 2023 10:20 PM AEDT | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians bought an all-time record number of gold bars in 2022, finance ministry data showed on Friday, as tax cuts on precious metals encouraged people to stock up on bullion as a

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Oil steadies as market eyes China recovery and EU embargo

Oil steadies as market eyes China recovery and EU embargo

  • February 03, 2023 10:19 PM AEDT | Reuters

By Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices steadied on Friday but were on track for a second week of losses as the market awaited further signs of fuel demand recovery in China and the impact of an

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India's top lender SBI smashes estimates with record Q3 profit

India's top lender SBI smashes estimates with record Q3 profit

  • February 03, 2023 10:18 PM AEDT | Reuters

BENGALURU (Reuters) -State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, on Friday said its quarterly profit surged a better-than-expected 68.5% to a record high, boosted by better interest income and

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U.S. lifts import ban on Sime Darby Plantation products

U.S. lifts import ban on Sime Darby Plantation products

  • February 03, 2023 10:16 PM AEDT | Reuters

By A. Ananthalakshmi and Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. customs authorities on Friday lifted a two-year import ban on palm oil products made by Malaysia's Sime Darby Plantation, after

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