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(Reuters) - Indian shares surged to record highs on Thursday morning, as early trends showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was way ahead of its main opposition United Progressive Alliance (UPA), as vote-counting began in the world’s largest democracy. Investor sentiment has been buoyant since exit polls were announced on Sunday,...
(Reuters) - John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, is to be released early from federal prison on Thursday as some U.S. lawmakers fear he remains a security risk. Lindh, photographed as a wild-eyed, bearded 20-year-old at his Afghanistan capture, will leave a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana...
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA (Reuters) - India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and the Election Commission said. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is...
NAGASAKI, Japan (Reuters) - Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Wednesday the central bank must ramp up stimulus “without delay” if a slowdown in the economy hampers achievement of its price target. While capital expenditure and private consumption have so far withstood the impact from falling exports and output, risks to...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Launched in 2017, the indigo car is the realisation of a government project to put a taxi on Japan’s roads that could...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy. Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on markets, adding to headaches for policymakers in Tokyo...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholding supply this year. However, gains were checked by concerns that a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could lead to a global economic slowdown. Brent...
LONDON (Reuters) - Venture capital investors backed Immense Simulations, a British software company which creates interactive replicas of cities, on Tuesday in the latest sign of money pouring into firms that stand to gain from driverless vehicles becoming more mainstream. Immense Simulations raised $4.6 million in its Series A funding round co-led by British venture capital...
SAN BERNARDINO (Reuters) - A surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed immigration detention facilities in California to capacity, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to release many at bus stations in the state for the first time, the agency said on Monday. U.S. Border Patrol in the El Centro area of southern California...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a “50-50” deal. In an interview with Fox News Channel recorded last week and aired on...

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