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Dollar index near 13-month low as U.S. political turmoil weighs, euro buoyant

July 24, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar struggled near a 13-month low against a basket of major currencies on Monday as U.S. political turmoil dampened hopes for quick passage of President Donald Trump’s stimulus and tax reform agendas and the euro extended gains. The Trump administration, already dogged by investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, took a fresh hit on Friday after White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned, highlighting the upheaval within the president’s inner circle. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback…

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Ebbing risk appetite grounds Asian stocks, dollar sulks as euro strengthens

July 24, 2017 By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after recent strong gains, while the euro’s near-two-year high on the European Central Bank’s seeming lack of concern about its strength left the dollar languishing near a 13-month low. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent early on Monday. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent on a stronger yen. Australian shares retreated 0.2 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI was flat. On Friday, global stocks snapped a…

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Netflix beats subscriber targets, shares jump over 10 percent

July 18, 2017 By Lisa Richwine and Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) – Netflix Inc crushed Wall Street forecasts by adding 5.2 million new streaming customers in the second quarter and predicted continued momentum as foreign subscriptions topped those in the United States, lifting its stock 10.4 percent on Monday. Shares of the streaming-television pioneer jumped $16.82 to $178.55 in after-hours trading, beating their all-time intraday high of $166.87 on June 8. Netflix expects foreign growth to bring its first full-year profit for overseas markets in 2017, the company said in a…

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Asian shares gain ahead of Yellen, shrug off Trump controversy

July 12, 2017 By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares gained on Wednesday after Wall Street managed to weather a fresh twist in the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged connection with Russia, while investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.4 percent. Japan’s yen-sensitive Nikkei slid 0.3 percent on the yen’s gains but MSCI’s dollar-denominated Japan index gained 0.4 percent. U.S. stocks took a brief tumble after emails disclosed Trump’s eldest son welcomed help…

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Japan, EU on cusp of free trade agreement after U.S. TPP rebuff

July 1, 2017 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and the European Union are on the cusp of a wide-ranging free trade agreement that could help blunt the forces of protectionism sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said she was “quite confident” that a broad agreement can be announced at a summit on July 6 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as both sides finalize the reduction of tariffs on autos and agricultural goods. Clinching a deal would offer Japan and Europe an important political…

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‘Hamilton’ creator issues musical riposte to immigration debate

June 28, 2017 By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday released what he called a “musical counterweight” to the U.S. political debate on immigration, inspired by one of the best-known lines from his award-winning, racially diverse Broadway musical. The video “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” portrays refugees and immigrants from around the world in camps, garment sweatshops, fruit-picking fields and crowded trains. It is accompanied by a new song, set to rap lyrics, about their struggles, setbacks and contributions to society. The line…

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Dollar sags as U.S. yields stay low, rate hike expectations fade

June 26, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar sagged against its major peers on Monday, losing traction as U.S. Treasury yields stayed low amid fading expectations that the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates again later this year. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was a fraction lower at 97.239 , adding to Friday’s losses when it fell 0.4 percent. The index had climbed to a one-month peak of 97.871 earlier last week, supported by expectations that the Fed, fresh from a mid-June…

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Dollar sluggish but firm, oil bounce helps commodity currencies

June 23, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar was little changed on Friday as traders marked time ahead of next week’s U.S. inflation-linked indicators, while commodity currencies such as the Canadian dollar held to gains after crude oil prices bounced. The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was effectively flat at 97.492 . The index peaked at a one-month high of 97.871 on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates last week and left the door open for further monetary tightening later in the…

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Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in ‘The Big Sick’

June 22, 2017 By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. “The Big Sick” explores Nanjiani’s cultural conflict as a Pakistani Muslim comedian in a post-9/11 America. His life is further complicated when he falls in love with Gordon, played by Zoe Kazan, and goes against his family’s wishes that he marry a Pakistani…

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Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote

June 16, 2017 By Leah Schnurr and Alastair Sharp OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s electronic spy agency said on Friday it was “very likely” that hackers will try to influence Canada’s 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) agency said it had not detected any nation-state attempts to interfere in prior Canadian elections but saw risk from hacktivists. CSE said Canada’s 2015 federal election, which brought Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to power, was targeted…

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