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Hi, Robot: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation

Tech firms in Japan are reporting huge demand for more humanlike alternatives, as people seek solace during coronavirus isolation

26 Feb 2021 11:45 AM

Strong quake hits Japan's northeast coast; no tsunami alert

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3, raising it from a preliminary magnitude of 7.1.

14 Feb 2021 1:32 AM

Pharma chief urges transparency in virus vaccine rollout

Takeda inked a deal with the Japanese government and US firm Moderna Therapeutics to import and distribute 50 million doses of its vaccine

20 Dec 2020 12:32 PM

Gold prices hit all-time high amid US-China spat

Gold rose 1.0% to a record high of $1,920.9 per ounce, surpassing a peak touched in September 2011

27 Jul 2020 9:39 AM

Oil falls as worsening pandemic threatens recovery

In the US, energy drillers cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating to a record for an 11th week in a row

20 Jul 2020 8:05 AM

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Japan holds sumo despite rise in virus infections

The tournament runs through August 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the primary sumo arena at the heart of the Japanese capital

19 Jul 2020 3:28 PM

Oil prices slip after OPEC, allies agree to loosen supply curbs

OPEC+ agreed on Wednesday to scale back oil production cuts from August as the global economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

16 Jul 2020 8:53 AM

Fujifilm partners with Dr Reddy's to sell Avigan for COVID-19 treatment

In June, Glenmark received regulatory approval for favipiravir, generic form of Avigan, as treatment for virus infections in India

01 Jul 2020 2:55 PM

Japan's exports fall most since 2009 as virus hits US shipments

Overall imports fell 26.2% in the year to May, versus the median estimate for a 20.4% decrease, posting the biggest drop since October 2009

17 Jun 2020 9:24 AM

Oil prices drop as coronavirus infections rise

Production from seven major U.S. shale formations is likely to drop to close to a two-year low of 7.63 million barrels per day by July

16 Jun 2020 9:02 AM

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Oil drops after jump in US crude stockpiles, renews oversupply concerns

Distillate fuel stockpiles, rose by 4.3 million barrels, outpacing expectations for a 3 million barrel increase

10 Jun 2020 9:12 AM

Global shares advance on surprise recovery in US employment

Labor Department’s employment report showed that jobless rate falling to 13.3% last month from 14.7% in April, a post-World War Two high

08 Jun 2020 10:12 AM

Japan's economy shrinks less than initial estimate but still in recession

Export-dependent Japan's economy had contracted at an annual rate of 7.2% in the October-December period

08 Jun 2020 9:32 AM

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

The saliva-based PCR tests can be given to those who have had symptoms for up to nine days, Japan’s health ministry said

02 Jun 2020 1:26 PM

Hong Kong stocks tumble, Asian shares lower as Beijing impose new security law

China is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong

22 May 2020 9:19 AM

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Alibaba's Jack Ma resigns from SoftBank board, to focus on philanthropy

The departure of Ma, who retired as Alibaba’s chairman in September, comes as he pulls back from business roles to focus on philanthropy

18 May 2020 9:43 AM

Japan slips into recession, slump set to worsen as pandemic wreaks havoc

The world’s third-largest economy shrank for second consecutive quarter in three months to March, intensifying challenge for policymakers

18 May 2020 8:42 AM

Oil mixed as coronavirus risks offset hopes that crude stockpiles will shrink

Prices have been lifted by more signs that oil output is falling among OPEC and other major producers

15 May 2020 9:05 AM

Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet?

With infections sharply down, Japanese government is now hoping to lift the state of emergency declared in most of the country

14 May 2020 9:57 AM

Oil falls amid concerns about second wave of virus, rise in inventories

Traders shrugged off a further call by Saudi Arabia for larger production cuts to balance the market following a virus-induced demand slump

13 May 2020 8:29 AM

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