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Business / Financial Markets Jun 9, 2021

Dollar eases below ¥109.50 in Tokyo

The dollar weakened below ¥109.50 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, amid a growing wait-and-see mood ahead of key events abroad. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.45, down from ¥109.52 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.2183, up from $1.2172, and at ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 9, 2021

Tokyo stocks fall on chip sell-off

Tokyo stocks slipped Wednesday, with profit-taking particularly hitting hard semiconductor-related issues. The 225-issue Nikkei average of the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 102.76 points, or 0.35%, to close at 28,860.80, after losing 55.68 points Tuesday. The Topix index of all first section issues finished down 5.51 points, ...

Keeping free speech safe

Commentary / World Jun 9, 2021

Keeping free speech safe

by Peter Singer

There was a time when the threat to academic freedom in democratic countries came primarily from the right. Today, however, most of the opposition to freedom of thought comes from the left.