Asian shares, bond yields fall as deadly coronavirus spreads

Asian shares, bond yields fall as deadly coronavirus spreads
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped again on Tuesday as China took more drastic steps to combat the coronavirus, while bond yields fell globally on expectations central banks would need to keep stimulus flowing to offset the likely economic drag. FILE PHOTO: A decoration for celebrating new year is seen next to a stock index board outside a brokerage in... Read More

Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks
FILE PHOTO: Outside view of a restaurant’s wall decorated with hundred of bottles in Paris, France, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their drinks and set tighter controls on access to their online content in a bid to reduce underage drinking. The International... Read More

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise modestly; labor market tight

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise modestly; labor market tight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continues to tighten even as job growth is slowing. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to attend TechFair LA, a technology job fair, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Labor market strength is underpinning consumer... Read More

From Communist-era roots to cash cows: Poland’s gaming industry takes on the world

From Communist-era roots to cash cows: Poland’s gaming industry takes on the world
WARSAW/PRAGUE (Reuters) – The drab exteriors of a pair of 1970s buildings in an industrial Warsaw neighborhood belie the hive of high-tech activity inside where developers, screenplay writers and others at leading video game maker CD Projekt hustle to create the next global hit. Cd Projekt headquarters is pictured in Warsaw, Poland January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Poland — Eastern... Read More

Honda to join White House initiative to boost U.S. job training

Honda to join White House initiative to boost U.S. job training
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co (7267.T) will join on Tuesday a growing number of companies signing a White House pledge to boost U.S. job training opportunities. FILE PHOTO: Honda Motor Co. logo is seen at the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The third largest Japanese automaker will announce in Ohio it will provide... Read More

China’s 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years: stats bureau

China’s 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years: stats bureau
FILE PHOTO – A boy holds an umbrella on Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, China August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government. The country’s birth rate stood at 10.48 per thousand, the... Read More

U.S. data point to moderate economic growth, tightening jobs market

U.S. data point to moderate economic growth, tightening jobs market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased for a third straight month in December, with households buying a range of goods even as they cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting the economy maintained a moderate growth pace at the end of 2019. FILE PHOTO: A woman shops at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy... Read More

U.S. retail sales rise steadily; labor market tightening

U.S. retail sales rise steadily; labor market tightening
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased for a third straight month in December, with households buying a range of goods even as they cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting the economy maintained a moderate growth pace at the end of 2019. FILE PHOTO: A woman shops at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy... Read More

U.S. retail sales rise steadily; weekly jobless claims fall

U.S. retail sales rise steadily; weekly jobless claims fall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased for a third straight month in December, with households buying a range of goods even as they cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting the economy maintained a moderate growth pace at the end of 2019. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles, California November 8,... Read More