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Shares slide as sentiment ebbs on rate fears, yields rise

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors cautious

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday and European shares were set for a second day of gains, recovering slightly from last week’s 17-month lows, but major central banks’ rate hike plans and global recession risks kept investors cautious. World stocks have edged higher so far this week, …

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Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest gambling hub Macau began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday after dozens of locally transmitted cases were discovered over the weekend, with most businesses shut but casinos remaining open. The testing of Macau’s roughly 600,000 residents is expected to end on Tuesday as …

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Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

European Union to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says battle for Donbas to intensify Separatists claim capture of Toshkivka Russian missiles hit warehouse in Odesa port KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Moscow would escalate attacks ahead …

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Stock markets jolted by Musk's economy and jobs warning

Stocks stage small bounce as investors weigh cenbanks’ next moves

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Stock markets chalked up modest gains on Monday after last week’s hefty losses as investors braced for a host of US Federal Reserve speakers this week, where they could underline a commitment to fight inflation whatever rate pain required. Trading was thinned by a US holiday. The euro was little …

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Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

Plaintiffs hold hands each other after a district court ruled on the legality of same-sex marriages outside Sapporo district court in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan March 17, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) – A Japanese court ruled on Monday that …

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Tesla cars barred for 2 months in Beidaihe, site of China leadership meet

Tesla cars barred for 2 months in Beidaihe, site of China leadership meet

A Tesla logo is seen at a Tesla showroom in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) cars will be prohibited from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihe, site of a secretive annual summer party leadership conclave, for …

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China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi

China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi

Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia overtakes Saudi as top supplier after 19-month gap Russian imports nearly 2 mln bpd in May Imports from Malaysia more than doubled in May …

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France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

Projections from voting expected at 1800 GMT Macron needs 289 seats for absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains One minister already eliminated in overseas vote PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive newly re-elected …

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