Nomura flags $2 billion loss, cancels bond issue; shares plummet

(Reuters) -Nomura Holdings Inc on Monday flagged a possible $2 billion loss at a U.S. subsidiary, prompting Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank to shelve a hefty bond issuance and sending its stock tumbling...

Overseas athletes may be able to take part in Olympic test events, organisers say

(Reuters) - International athletes could be invited to participate in test events before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, organisers said on Monday. The events will be a dress rehearsal in how to prevent...

Britain has no immediate plans for COVID passports for pubs – minister

(Reuters) - Britain has no immediate plans to use COVID-19 certificates to control entry into pubs and other venues when they are allowed to reopen for indoors trading in May, Housing Minister Robert Jenrick...

Garden party plans help soften blow to UK retail sales

(Reuters) - British retail sales partly recovered in February, helped by locked-down consumers getting outdoor furniture in preparation for small garden parties and couples buying Valentine's Day dinners at home rather than in restaurants. Sales...

After H&M, more brands criticised on Chinese social media over Xinjiang

(Reuters) - More foreign retail brands were criticised on Chinese social media on Thursday after Beijing's propaganda offensive against Sweden's H&M sparked by the company's expression of concern about labour conditions in Xinjiang. Earlier this...

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine 76% effective in new analysis, to seek U.S. approval

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN)'s said its COVID-19 vaccine was 76% effective in a new analysis of its U.S. trial - only a tad lower than the level in an earlier report this week criticised...

Analysis: Locked-down Europe: cash to spend, nowhere to spend it

(Reuters) - Only a few weeks ago, many European countries were hoping their more affluent citizens would by now have started spending nest eggs built up during the pandemic to trigger a consumer-led recovery...

Bitcoin Struggles at 60k. Is Bitcoin Losing Support?

  BTC has struggled to maintain its bullish momentum. Bitcoin price rallied thanks to some good news from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). Top crypto Bitcoin, remains defiant just under the $60,000 mark as it fights to...

At NATO, Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under construction from Russia to Germany, ran counter to the European Union's own interests and undermined Ukraine. Speaking on...

AB Volvo shares fall 7% after warning chip shortage to hit output

(Reuters) - Shares in AB Volvo fell 7% on Tuesday after the Swedish truckmaker warned of a substantial hit on production in the second quarter due to the global shortage of semiconductors. The company, which...
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