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U.K. secures market access to Japan for poultry meat imports

Business Jun 16, 2021

U.K. secures market access to Japan for poultry meat imports

Britain has secured market access to Japan for imports of poultry meat, its trade ministry said on Wednesday, adding that the agreement was estimated to be worth up to £13 million pounds ($18.3 million) per year by the industry. "The Japanese market will now be ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 16, 2021

Dollar slips through ¥110 in Tokyo

The dollar eased below ¥110 in lackluster Tokyo trading Wednesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's news conference and new interest rate projections by U.S. policymakers. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.93, down from ¥110.04 at the same time Tuesday. The ...

Business / Financial Markets Jun 16, 2021

Nikkei suffers modest setback in mixed trading

The benchmark Nikkei average turned moderately lower in mixed trading Wednesday, with investors reluctant to actively take positions before the end of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting. The 225-issue Nikkei average of the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 150.29 points, or 0.51%, to close at ...

Half of China-backed overseas coal projects shelved

Asia Pacific Jun 16, 2021

Half of China-backed overseas coal projects shelved

Over half of Chinese-backed overseas coal-fired power plant projects have been shelved or canceled over the past six years, underscoring the rising forces against coal investments globally. Of the 52 projects with Chinese financing announced between mid-2014 and the end of last year, 25 have ...

Herd immunity is closer than you think

Commentary / World Jun 16, 2021

Herd immunity is closer than you think

by Bill Emmott

When will the world have vaccinated 80% of all adults, the level presumed by scientists to produce herd immunity against COVID-19? Most people’s answer is 2023 or 2024, which suggests deep pessimism about the progress of vaccinations outside the rich world. That is also ...