The Philippines gives the US greater access to bases amid concerns from China

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to add four sites under EDCA The agreement comes amid tensions in the South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows the United States access to Philippine military bases MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has given the United States expanded access to its military bases, Philippine defense chiefs … Read more

Stocks of luxury goods in Europe have room to run up, but they get expensive

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s luxury companies, the region’s top stock market performers in 2023, may see more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look too expensive. The likes of French luxury giant, Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont (CFR.S)They benefited from the … Read more

China’s video game makers are coming in cold as crackdowns ease

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s end to a massive crackdown on the video game market is expected to revive the battered industry this year, but remaining restrictions on some content and economic headwinds will limit the extent of the recovery. Severe restrictions imposed by Beijing in 2021 have laid waste to the once thriving industry, … Read more

The yen sways as the Bank of Japan challenges the market, and stocks rejoice in falling inflation

Interest rate expectations fell after inflation slowed in the US Asian stocks hit a 7-month high Japanese Treasury yields shatter the Bank of Japan’s ceiling as bets grow on a policy shift SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Friday as investors rejoiced at slowing U.S. inflation, while the yen hit a seven-month high and … Read more

The Bank of Japan faces more tests to control yields as inflation picks up

The Bank of Japan discusses market distortions, and many fear further action The Bank of Japan decided to keep its short- and long-term interest rate targets stable The Board saw inflation expectations raised in a new quarterly report Governor Kuroda is likely to brief the media at 0630 GMT TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

China vows ‘final victory’ over Covid as the outbreak worries the world

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The latest country in Japan to require tests from China arrivals European Union meeting to discuss Chinese travel policy WHO seeks data from Chinese scientists BEIJING (Reuters) – Global health officials struggled to establish the realities of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and … Read more

Brazilian markets stumble on Lula’s first full day in office

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian markets delivered a harsh judgment on leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s first full day on Monday after he pledged to prioritize social issues and ordered an extension of a fuel tax exemption over budget breaches. Lula’s decision to extend the fuel tax exemption, which would deprive the treasury of … Read more