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HONG KONG (AFP): Concerns about the reimposition of virus lockdowns, stalled vaccine trials and dimming hopes of new US stimulus any time soon weighed on most Asian markets Thursday (Oct 15).
NEW YORK: Asian markets were off to a mixed start on Thursday as hopes of U.S. fiscal stimulus before the presidential election faded and a record number of new coronavirus infections in parts of Europe propelled investors toward safe-havens such as gold.
NEW YORK: Wall Street finished weaker on Wednesday, led lower by Amazon and Microsoft, as investors lost hope that a U.S. fiscal stimulus would be approved before the presidential election in November.
Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract
TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Seventy-two hours after their radical plans for major changes in English football became public, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United were given a blunt reminder on Wednesday of the simple reality of the very power structure they have sought to overturn.
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it was "very worried" by the reported ousting of the interim president of weightlifting's troubled governing body.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s 4-2 loss to Brazil in the South American World Cup qualifiers was tainted by the referee’s "gross errors" and should be reviewed and corrected, Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday.
PETALING JAYA: Gua Musang MP Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah in a letter to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker dated Sept 25 requested a guarantee that priority would be given to the tabling of a motion of no confidence in the upcoming parliament sitting.
PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun has stressed that government business takes precedence over private members’ bills in the August House after Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh urged him to allow a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun says government business takes precedence over private members’ bills in the August House.