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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks set to track U.S. gains but Hong Kong jitters weigh

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to track Wall Street gains on Thursday as investors cheered signs the global economy was … Read more

Indonesia seeking its own COVID-19 vaccine amid worry about access

(Reuters) – Indonesia is working to produce its own COVID-19 vaccine next year, amid growing anxiety that developing countries could have difficulty getting access to … Read more

Australia’s truffle hunting fuels a hidden tourism boom

“Food, glorious food …” Oliver Twist and his famished orphan chums were right to deify the act of eating. And given the nation’s reverence for … Read more

U.S., EU advocacy groups warn against Google’s purchase of Fitbit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement Wednesday urging regulators to be wary of … Read more

Rallying-Argentina cancelled, Estonia to re-start WRC season in September

July 2 (Reuters) – World Rally Championship (WRC) organisers cancelled Argentina’s postponed round on Thursday while announcing the season, halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, would … Read more

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks near 4-month highs on vaccine hopes, eyes on U.S. payrolls

* MSCI ex-Japan rises, all major Asian indexes in black * Shanghai copper at 6-month highs on supply fears * Investor focus on U.S. employment … Read more

Johnny Depp’s ‘wife beater’ libel case can go ahead, UK judge rules

FILE PHOTO: Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Britain, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) … Read more