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Nasdaq braced for beating as bond markets drive up costs

* Oil hits seven-year high after attacks on UAE * Bond yield continue to drive high * Rate-sensitive tech stocks keep share markets in the red * Russia and Ukraine markets steady after heavy selloff * China says will get ahead of curve with support measures By Marc Jones LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Nasdaq traders were braced for a fresh pounding on
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Tech tumble, lackluster GS earnings set to weigh on Wall Street

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Megacap tech stocks lead declines * Goldman Sachs leads fall among banks after Q4 results * Gaming stocks soar on Microsoft's big bid for Activision * Futures down: Dow 0.82%, S&P 0.96%, Nasdaq 1.48% By Bansari Mayur Kamdar Jan 18 (Reuter
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Japan PM: Abenomics did not create sustainable economy

TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that steps taken under former premier Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" policy of massive monetary and fiscal stimulus were not enough to create a sustainable and inclusive economy. Under his "new capitalism" policy, Kishida aims to help create a virtuous cycle of economic growt

Oil prices expected to rise with big variation in projections: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) By John Kemp LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Oil prices will exceed pre-pandemic levels over the next few years but where they will settle remains extremely uncertain, my seventh annual survey of energy market professionals shows. Brent crude is expected to average $80-85 a barrel

Nasdaq braced for beating as bond markets drive up costs

* Oil hits seven-year high after attacks on UAE * Bond yield continue to drive high * Rate-sensitive tech stocks keep share markets in the red * Russia and Ukraine markets steady after heavy selloff * China says will get ahead of curve with support measures By Marc Jones LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Nasdaq traders were braced for a fresh pounding on
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Canada - Jan 18

Jan 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE GLOBE AND MAIL French pen maker Société Bic SA BICP.PA is inking a deal with the temporary-tattoo company Inkbox Ink Inc, buying the Toronto startup for $65 million. Link Canalys
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Baltic index falls to 11-month low as rates slide across vessels

Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's dry bulk sea freight index .BADI dropped to an 11-month low on Tuesday, pressured by weaker demand across all vessel segments. * The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, fell 87 points, or 5%, to 1,644, its lowest level since mid-February. * The capesize index .BA

Germany ready to pay high price to defend values - Baerbock in Moscow

By Alexander Ratz and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Germany is ready to defend fundamental values in the conflict with Russia over Ukraine, even if this means paying a high economic price, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said after talks with her Russian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday. Baerbock travelled on to Moscow fro

Canada housing starts fall 22% in December - CMHC

OTTAWA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts fell 22% in December compared with the previous month as both multiple urban and single-detached urban starts decreased, data from the national housing agency showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts dropped to 236,106 units in December, below analyst expectation

EU plans three-year extension to euro clearing in London

By Huw Jones LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The European Union will extend permission for banks in the bloc to continue using clearing houses in London for a further three years from June, its financial services chief said on Tuesday. Mairead McGuinness had already said last November Link that such permission, known as equivalence, would be extended fo
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Norway awards 53 new petroleum production licences

OSLO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Norway awarded 53 new petroleum production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf in the latest licensing round for mature areas, the oil and energy ministry said on Tuesday. Stakes were offered to 28 oil companies in the so-called APA 2021 round offering offshore licences for exploring and producing petroleum, includi
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Dollar at six-day high after U.S. yields jump; yen steadies

* Dollar index edges up * Yen slips after BoJ meeting LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The dollar hit a six-day high in early trading on Tuesday following a jump in U.S. Treasury yields, while the yen steadied after the Bank of Japan saying it would stick to its ultra-loose monetary policy caused the currency to slip versus the dollar. The U.S. Federal R
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Chaopraya Mahanakorn Enters Into JV Agreement With Individual To Jointly Invest In Cannabitec Co

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Chaopraya Mahanakorn PCL CMC.BK : * TO ENTER INTO JV AGREEMENT WITH INDIVIDUAL TO JOINTLY INVEST IN NEWLY ISSUED ORDINARY SHARES OF CANNABITEC CO Source text for Eikon: ID:nSETsnWBda Further company coverage:

Climate activists lose court case against UK oil regulator

By Shadia Nasralla LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A UK High Court on Tuesday threw out a case brought by climate activists against the country's oil and gas regulator OGA, rejecting their argument that the OGA's actions amount to a type of unlawful subsidy of the fossil fuel sector. The ruling, seen by Reuters, is a setback for climate activists who ar

Mexico economy slips in December, hinting at weak close to 2021

MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy likely shrank by 0.2% in December compared with the same month a year earlier, a preliminary estimate from national statistics agency INEGI showed on Tuesday, pointing to a sluggish performance in the final quarter of 2021. A breakdown of the preliminary data showed that secondary activities, which i

Turkey's Erdogan says working on steps to boost interest in lira -media

ANKARA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said that he was pleased with the lessening in lira volatility and that the government was working on steps to increase interest in the Turkish currency, state media reported on Tuesday. "Slowly, in a gradual way and without haste, the lira will get firmer, interest rates will fall in the same way

Pakistan closing rupee rates in the kerb market

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Tuesday's rates at 1100 GMT in the kerb market from the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan: Currency Buying rate Selling rate U.S. dollar 177.50 178.00 AnEuro 200.00 202.00 Pound sterling 240.80 242.80 Japanese yen 1.50 1.54 Saudi riyal 46.75 47.20 UAE dirham 48.62 49.10 Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan

Moroccan household finances hit by imported inflation – planning agency

RABAT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Inflation, driven by an increase in the cost of imported products and an improvement in domestic demand, will continue to undermine the purchasing power of Moroccans this year, the planning agency said on Tuesday. Inflation is expected to remain at 2021's level of 1.8% this year, compared with 0.8% in 2020, the agency said

Oil Product Deliveries To The Spanish Market From Fuel Distributor Exolum Terminals Up 13.7% In 2021 Compared To 2020

Jan 18 (Reuters) - OIL LOGISTICS COMPANY EXOLUM: * OIL PRODUCT DELIVERIES TO THE SPANISH MARKET FROM FUEL DISTRIBUTOR EXOLUM TERMINALS INCREASED BY 13.7% IN 2021 COMPARED TO 2020 * OIL PRODUCT DELIVERIES TO THE SPANISH MARKET FROM FUEL DISTRIBUTOR EXOLUM TERMINALS IN 2021 REMAIN 14.4% BELOW 2019 LEVELS Source text: Link (Gdansk Newsroom)
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Nasdaq futures tumble as rising yields spark tech rout

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Megacap tech stocks lead declines * Starbucks falls on partnering with Meituan * Goldman Sachs earnings eyed * Futures down: Dow 0.69%, S&P 1.07%, Nasdaq 1.70% By Bansari Mayur Kamdar Jan 18 (Reuters) - Futures tracking the technology-hea
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Norway awards 53 new production licenses in APA 2021 round

OSLO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Norway awarded 53 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the latest mature areas licensing round, the oil and energy ministry said on Tuesday. A total of 28 oil companies were offered stakes in the offshore licenses, including 5 licenses in the Arctic Barents Sea, the ministry added. Reporting by Neri
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