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 2021-01-22 12:41 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Olympics-World Athletics chief Coe confident Tokyo will go ahead...

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said there is a "cast-iron determination" to deliver the Tokyo Olympics, with COVID-19 vaccines and ability of athletes to train meaning the situation is better than when the Games were postponed last year....

 2021-01-22 12:41 

Reuters

UPDATE 3-Turning corona corner, Volkswagen's profit falls less than feared...

Volkswagen reported on Friday that its 2020 profit almost halved due to the impact of the pandemic, but a rebound in premium car sales in China and stronger deliveries in the fourth quarter helped keep the world's largest carmaker in the black....

 2021-01-22 12:40 

Reuters

Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled...

Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a pandemic....

 2021-01-22 12:40 

Reuters

Biden names U.S. SEC Commissioner Herren Lee acting head of regulator...

U.S. President Joe Biden has named U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Allison Herren Lee, a Democrat, as acting chief of the financial industry regulator, the SEC said in a statement....

 2021-01-22 12:39 

Reuters

Investors sue Bayer over stock's slump in wake of Roundup litigation...

Two law firms are suing Bayer for damages on behalf of shareholders, claiming the German group's management should have warned of the risk of lawsuits over the Roundup weedkiller when Bayer acquired Roundup maker Monsanto....

 2021-01-22 12:39 

Reuters

Oil down 2% as China COVID-19 cases trigger clampdowns...

Oil prices fell on Friday, retreating further from 11-month highs hit last week, weighed down by worries that new pandemic restrictions in China will curb fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer....

 2021-01-22 12:38 

Reuters

CORRECTED-Biden names U.S. SEC Commissioner Herren Lee acting head of regulator...

U.S. President Joe Biden has named U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Allison Herren Lee, a Democrat, as acting chief of the financial industry regulator, the SEC said in a statement....

 2021-01-22 12:38 

Reuters

UPDATE 4-Oil down 2% as China COVID-19 cases trigger clampdowns...

Oil prices fell on Friday, retreating further from 11-month highs hit last week, weighed down by worries that new pandemic restrictions in China will curb fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer....

 2021-01-22 12:38 

Reuters

UPDATE 7-Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled...

Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a pandemic....

 2021-01-22 12:37 

Reuters

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UK body sets billion-pound budget for COVID financial firm collapses...

Britain's scheme for compensating consumers hit by financial company failures has set itself a billion-pound ($1.37 billion) budget for the coming year to cope with a likely surge in collapses due to COVID-19....

 2021-01-22 12:37 

Reuters

Blackstone-backed Patria prices IPO above expected range, at $17 per share...

Brazilian asset manager Patria Investments Ltd, which is backed by Blackstone Group Inc, priced its class A shares at $17 each in an initial public offering, $1 above the upper limit of its price range, according to a securities filing late on Thursday....

 2021-01-22 12:37 

Reuters

Investors sue Bayer over stock's slump in wake of Roundup litigation...

Two law firms are suing Bayer for damages on behalf of shareholders, claiming the German group's management should have warned of the risk of lawsuits over the Roundup weedkiller when Bayer acquired Roundup maker Monsanto....

 2021-01-22 12:36 

Reuters

[ World ]

Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Olympics, Allianz CEO, Benettons...

Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights....

 2021-01-22 12:35 

Reuters

China says 10 workers trapped in gold mine are searching for others...

The 10 known survivors trapped since a deadly Jan. 10 gold mine explosion in northern China have been using laser pointers and loudspeakers to try to find their missing colleagues, state media reported on Friday....

 2021-01-22 12:35 

Reuters

UK seeks right result for Stellantis' Vauxhall factory as decision looms...

Britain's business minister said the government is working to get the right result for the Vauxhall car factory as owner Stellantis decides in the next few weeks whether to keep the site open....

 2021-01-22 12:35 

Reuters

Breakingviews - How to pick the hydrogen industry's future Amazon...

Hydrogen stocks are partying like it's 1999. The potential for the element to play a big role in decarbonisation has led shares in producers to behave like technology stocks before the dot-com crash. Investors trying to find the sector's future Am...

 2021-01-22 12:34 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-China says 10 workers trapped in gold mine are searching for others...

The 10 known survivors trapped since a deadly Jan. 10 gold mine explosion in northern China have been using laser pointers and loudspeakers to try to find their missing colleagues, state media reported on Friday....

 2021-01-22 12:32 

Reuters

Alstom, China's Power Construction Corp sign MOU on 4.4 bln euro Serbia metro...

French firms Alstom and Egis along with China's Power Construction Corporation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build a metro in Belgrade, Serbia's finance minister announced on Friday....

 2021-01-22 12:32 

Reuters

UK body sets billion-pound budget for COVID financial firm collapses...

Britain's scheme for compensating consumers hit by financial company failures has set itself a billion-pound ($1.37 billion) budget for the coming year to cope with a likely surge in collapses due to COVID-19....

 2021-01-22 12:29 

Reuters

Sri Lankan shares end at record high on optimism over AstraZeneca's virus vaccine nod...

Sri Lankan shares closed at a record high on Friday, helped by gains in financial and consumer staples stocks, and as investors cheered the country's drug regulator giving emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-01-22 12:28 

Reuters

Futures down as IBM, Intel fall after results...

U.S. stock index futures slid from record levels on Friday as shares of blue-chip technology companies Intel and IBM tumbled following their quarterly results....

 2021-01-22 12:28 

AP

UN warns of 'serious' rape charges in Ethiopia's Tigray...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict says "serious allegations of sexual violence" have emerged in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, while women......

 2021-01-22 12:26 

Reuters

US STOCKS-Futures down as IBM, Intel fall after results...

U.S. stock index futures slid from record levels on Friday as shares of blue-chip technology companies Intel and IBM tumbled following their quarterly results....

 2021-01-22 12:26 

Reuters

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'Heroic hymn of the people': Chinese government film marks year since Wuhan lockdown...

China premiered a patriotic documentary film on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of Wuhan's coronavirus lockdown, part of a broader effort by authorities to cast the government's early response to COVID-19 in a positive light....

 2021-01-22 12:25 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-UK seeks right result for Stellantis' Vauxhall factory as decision looms...

Britain's business minister said the government is working to get the right result for the Vauxhall car factory as owner Stellantis decides in the next few weeks whether to keep the site open....

 2021-01-22 12:24 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-EV charging network EVgo to go public via $2.6 bln SPAC deal...

EVgo Services LLC said on Friday it has agreed to go public through a merger with blank-check firm Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corp, in a deal that values the electric vehicle charging station provider at $2.6 billion....

 2021-01-22 12:23 

Reuters

Biden's rescue plan will give U.S. economy significant boost: Reuters poll...

U.S. President Joe Biden's proposed fiscal package will boost the coronavirus-hit economy significantly, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll, and they expect it to return to its pre-COVID-19 size within a year....

 2021-01-22 12:23 

Reuters

[ World ]

Special Report: How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread...

In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. U.S. health officials knew very little then about the mysterious new virus, and the qua...

 2021-01-22 12:21 

Reuters

'Heroic hymn of the people': Chinese government film marks year since Wuhan lockdown...

China premiered a patriotic documentary film on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of Wuhan's coronavirus lockdown, part of a broader effort by authorities to cast the government's early response to COVID-19 in a positive light....

 2021-01-22 12:19 

UPI

U.S. adds another 4,000 COVID-19 deaths; 3-day toll over 11,000...

There were about 4,000 new coronavirus-related deaths in the United States on Thursday and close to 190,000 new cases, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University....

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