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Business / Financial Markets Mar 25, 2021

Dollar tops ¥109 yen in Tokyo

The dollar climbed above ¥109 in Tokyo trading Thursday, on the back of the Nikkei stock average's rally and real demand. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.07, up from ¥108.60 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.1805, down from $1.1819, ...

Business / Financial Markets Mar 25, 2021

Tokyo stocks snap losing streak on buybacks

Tokyo stocks rebounded Thursday, as investors bought back economically sensitive cyclical shares in view of lower interest rates and higher stock futures in the United States. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 324.36 points, or 1.14%, to close at 28,729.88, snapping its four-session losing streak. On ...

North Korea provokes in predictable ways

Editorials Mar 25, 2021

North Korea provokes in predictable ways

In many ways, North Korea is quite predictable. The government in Pyongyang was expected to try to provoke the Biden administration, and this week it did just that with a series of missile launches. International reaction has been muted — as it should be. ...

FIFA extends ban on Sepp Blatter until 2028

Soccer Mar 25, 2021

FIFA extends ban on Sepp Blatter until 2028

FIFA banned its former president Sepp Blatter until 2028 on Wednesday after handing him a new suspension of six years and eight months for receiving huge bonuses. Former FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke also had his existing suspension extended by the same amount. The new bans will ...