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S.Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in jail for bribery Businessmen were convicted in scandal that felled a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee …

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Hope for smaller rate rises to lift Wall Street, oil gains

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street headed for another day of gains on Thursday as investors banked on peaking inflation persuading central banks to dial back on their anticipated interest rate hikes in September. The prospect of less aggressive tightening in borrowing costs sent the dollar lower, while oil prices rallied after the International …

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Oil drops with dollar on recession fears; Wall Street ends mixed

Oil hits pre-Ukraine lows as demand outlook worsens Bank of England expects recession throughout 2023 Treasury yield curve inversion deepens Dollar drops; sterling slides against euro OTTAWA, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Crude oil sank with Treasury yields and the dollar on Thursday as recession worries intensified following the Bank of England’s warning of a drawn-out …

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Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped to a sharply higher close and Treasury yields touched two-week highs on Wednesday as robust economic data, upbeat corporate guidance and easing geopolitical concerns boosted investor risk appetite. Front-month crude futures dropped following a report that U.S. stockpiles of crude and gasoline unexpectedly surged last week. …

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Stocks and bond yields fall on Taiwan tensions

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI World Index falls 0.4% Bond yields …

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U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protect U.S. companies. If President Joe Biden’s …

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