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Business / Financial Markets Jun 15, 2021

Dollar rises above ¥110 in Tokyo

The dollar rose past ¥110 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, helped by real demand-backed buying and higher stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.04, up from ¥109.69 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.2144, up from $1.2117, and at ¥133.61, ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 15, 2021

Tokyo stocks extend rally with U.S. tech support

The Tokyo stock market extended its rally Tuesday, led by vigorous buying of technology shares in the wake of the U.S. tech sector's record-breaking advance. The 225-issue Nikkei average of the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 279.50 points, or 0.96%, to close at 29,441.30, after gaining ...

Rampant variant derails U.K. plan to lift COVID-19 measures

World Jun 15, 2021

Rampant variant derails U.K. plan to lift COVID-19 measures

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed back his plan to lift coronavirus restrictions by four weeks as a more infectious variant spreads rapidly across the U.K. and threatens to undermine the country’s effort to vaccinate its way out of the pandemic. The government in London ...