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An employee of the Korea Exchange Bank counts one hundred U.S. dollar notes during a photo opportunity at the bank's headquarters in Seoul April 28, 2010. Currency markets settled in tight ranges with implied volatility plumbing to multi-year lows after last week's strong inflation readings and a dovish European Central Bank meeting failed to dislodge currencies from recent trading levels. The dollar index , which measures the greenback against a basket of six currencies, was up 0.1% at 90.427. Last week the index rose 0.4%, its largest weekly change in five weeks. Muted FX moves in recent weeks crushed the Deutsche Bank FX Volatility Index (.DBCVIX) down to 5.6 on Friday, its lowest in nearly 16 months.
Persons: Jo Yong, we'll, Brad Bechtel, Jerome, Powell, Bechtel, John Marley, Sterling, bitcoin, Elon Musk Organizations: Korea Exchange Bank, REUTERS, Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, FX, Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, Tesla Inc, Thomson Locations: Seoul, London, Britain, COVID
Foreign investors buy Asian bonds in May as U.S. yields drop
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Gaurav Dogra | ) www.reuters.com + 0.91   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/FilesForeigners were net buyers of Asian bonds in May, helped by a drop in U.S. bond yields and a recovery in the region’s economic activity. Foreigners purchased a net $5 billion worth of South Korean bonds, marking a fifth straight month of inflows. That pushed the holdings of overseas investors in South Korean bonds to 8.3% at the end of May, the highest since at least 2014. "Even on an FX-hedged basis, Korean bonds also continue to offer consistently high pick-ups over U.S. Malaysian bonds also attracted $453 million worth of foreign money, which was the 13th consecutive inflow.
Persons: Kim Hong, Duncan Tan, Jennifer Kusuma, Organizations: REUTERS, Foreigners, DBS Bank, ANZ, , Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, South, Indonesia, Asia
WTO head says pandemic-related trade barriers are rising
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Emma Farge | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThe head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday that trade barriers related to medical supplies used against COVID-19 had risen and urged member states to drop them, as it intensified efforts to reach a deal on vaccine-sharing. "The trend is going in the wrong direction," WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told a virtual U.N. forum, referring to barriers on goods trade related to the pandemic. "We need to bring those restrictions down so we can move ... medical goods and supplies and vaccines (faster)." One such measure is the European Union's export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines, which is set to expire on 30 June. Most developing countries support the waiver but several wealthy countries remain strongly opposed, saying it will deter research that allowed COVID-19 vaccines to be produced so quickly.
Persons: Johnson, Dado Ruvic, Ngozi Okonjo, Iweala Organizations: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Biontech, Sputnik, REUTERS, World Trade Organization, WTO, International Chamber of Commerce, Thomson Locations: European, Okonjo
Indonesia aims to sell only electric-powered cars, motorbikes by 2050
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.85   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Willy KurniawanIndonesia aims to sell only electric cars and motorcycles by 2050 to replace vehicles powered by combustion engines, the country's energy minister said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to reduce its carbon emissions. All motorcycles sold from 2040 will be electric-powered, while all new cars sold from 2050 will be electric vehicles (EVs), Arifin Tasrif said. In the past decade, the world's fourth-most populous country sold on average 6.5 million motorcycles per year and about 1 million cars. "We don't have any policy to stop (usage) of internal combustion engine, just the utilisation of electric vehicles, with incentives," said Dadan Kusdiana, director general of renewables at the ministry. The country had more than 15 million cars and 112 million motorcycles on its roads as of 2019, data from Indonesia's automotive industries association showed.
Persons: Willy Kurniawan, Arifin Tasrif, Dadan Kusdiana Organizations: REUTERS, EVs, Thomson Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia, Willy Kurniawan Indonesia
More support for businesses expected if UK delays lockdown easing - minister
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
A worker prepares for the reopening of a restaurant, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions begin to ease, in London, Britain, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File photoMore government support for businesses is likely if there is a delay to easing Britain's lockdown restrictions, junior health minister Edward Argar said on Monday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce later on Monday that the end of COVID-19 restrictions due on June 21 will be delayed following concern about the rapid rise of infections from the Delta variant of the coronavirus. read more"Were he (the PM) to make an announcement that he's delaying it, I would expect him to address that issue as well at the same time," Argar told the BBC when asked if there would be extra support for businesses. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Hannah McKay, Edward Argar, Boris Johnson, Argar Organizations: REUTERS, British, BBC, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, COVID
Indonesia c.bank says key rate "already low", eyes virus outbreak
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Indonesia's benchmark interest rate of 3.50% was already low, central bank governor Perry Warjiyo said on Monday, while also underlining the central bank's efforts to accelerate bank lending ahead of a policy review this week. "We're continuing to push for interest rate transparency (among banks) because BI's benchmark has gone down sharply since last year. We've cut six times" the Bank Indonesia (BI) governor told a hearing with parliament's finance commission, referring to a total of 150 basis point reduction since the coronavirus pandemic began. A Reuters poll of 26 analysts predicted BI would keep the key rate unchanged for a fourth straight meeting. On top of cutting rates, BI has injected 819 trillion rupiah ($57.62 billion) of liquidity into the financial system during the pandemic, including 115.87 trillion rupiah purchases of government bonds in the primary market.
Persons: Perry Warjiyo, We're, We've, Warjiyo Organizations: Bank Indonesia, Thomson Locations: outflows, U.S, COVID
Upmarket retailer Ted Baker reports loss for pandemic-hit year
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
Upmarket British retailer Ted Baker (TED.L) on Monday reported an underlying loss for the pandemic-hit fiscal 2021 and said its first-quarter revenue for the current year fell 20% due to coronavirus restrictions during the period. Analysts on average estimated pretax loss of 76 million pounds according to Eikon data from Refinitiv. While some retailers have benefited from a shift towards athleisure during the pandemic, Ted Baker's annual sales plummeted 44% to 352 million pounds partly due to its focus on formal and occasion wear. E-commerce sales rose 22% to 144.9 million pounds. ($1 = 0.7088 pounds)Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ted Baker, Ted Baker's, Rachel Osborne, Osborne, Ray Kelvin Organizations: athleisure, Thomson Locations: British, Refinitiv, London
Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in front of Tesla logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationBitcoin climbed to shy of $40,000 on Monday, after yet another weekend of price swings following tweets from Tesla boss Elon Musk, who fended off criticism over his market influence and said Tesla sold bitcoin but may resume transactions using it. Bitcoin has gyrated to Musk's views for months since Tesla announced a $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase in February and said it would take the cryptocurrency in payment. "When there's confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions," Musk said on Twitter on Sunday. Musk has taken issue with the vast computing power required to process bitcoin transactions and in early June posted messages appearing to lament a breakup with bitcoin.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Bitcoin, Elon Musk, Tesla, Musk, Simon Peters, MicroStrategy, Bobby Ong, Musk's, Magda Wierzycka, bitcoin Organizations: Tesla, REUTERS, Twitter, BTC, Thomson Locations: Asia, China
Indonesia c.bank to keep key rate at record low for 4th straight meeting
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, is seen on a window in the bank's lobby in Jakarta, Indonesia September 22, 2016. All 26 economists in the poll unanimously expected Bank Indonesia (BI) to hold the benchmark interest rate (IDCBRR=ECI) at 3.50% for a fourth consecutive meeting. Warjiyo has also said the central bank must be prepared for a potential tightening of U.S. monetary policy next year, warning such a move by the Fed could impact local financial markets. Indonesia's annual inflation rate accelerated to a 5-month high of 1.68% in May, but remained below BI's 2% to 4% target range. The number of daily new cases has been rising in Indonesia, with Sunday’s 9,868 infections the highest since February.
Persons: Iqro Rinaldi, Perry Warjiyo, Warjiyo, Gareth Leather, Krystal Tan Organizations: Bank, REUTERS, Bank Indonesia, U.S, Federal, Capital Economics, Thomson Locations: Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, COVID
Average age of U.S. vehicles hit record 12.1 years in 2020-IHS Markit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoThe average age of U.S. cars and light trucks rose to a record 12.1 years in 2020, as Americans drove fewer miles and scrapped more vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said the two-month increase in vehicles' average age over the 2019 figure could be short-lived as sales of both new and used cars continue to pick up as the pandemic eases. Normally, such a high scrappage rate would cause average vehicle age to decline, the firm said. But fewer miles traveled, combined with lower vehicle sales during the pandemic, had the opposite effect, with average age rising from 11.9 years in 2019. The firm said these factors could cause the average vehicle age to go back down in 2021, as more owners sell or trade in their older used vehicles.
Persons: Mike Blake Organizations: REUTERS, IHS, Thomson Locations: Carlsbad , California, U.S, United States
Oil prices climb as demand outlook improves, supplies tighten
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Aaron Sheldrick | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
The moon rises behind the storage tanks of a local oil refinery in Omsk, Russia June 5, 2020. U.S. West Texas Intermediate gained 47 cents, or 0.7%, to $71.38 a barrel, the highest since October 2018. read moreThe OPEC+ group has been restraining production to support prices after the pandemic wiped out demand in 2020, maintaining strong compliance with agreed targets in May. read more"OPEC+ needs to open the taps to keep the world oil markets adequately supplied," the IEA said. It was the biggest weekly increase of oil rigs in a month, as drilling companies sought to benefit from rising demand.
Persons: Alexey Malgavko, Brent, Avtar Sandu, Goldman Sachs, Baker Hughes Organizations: REUTERS, . West Texas Intermediate, Phillip Futures, of, Petroleum, International Energy Agency, Thomson Locations: Omsk, Russia, North America, Europe, India, Singapore, OPEC
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends Invest Myanmar in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 28, 2019. Suu Kyi, 75, is due to face trial on Monday on charges of breaching coronavirus regulations while campaigning for the election she won last November and also for possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies. Her legal team have denied any wrong doing by Suu Kyi and her chief lawyer Khin Maung Zaw called the most recent corruption charges "absurd". Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch, said in a statement the charges Suu Kyi faced "are bogus, and politically motivated" and "should be dropped, resulting in her immediate and unconditional release." The junta has branded a rival National Unity Government set up by supporters of Suu Kyi as a terrorist group and blamed it for bombings, arson and killings.
Persons: Suu, Ann Wang, Myanmar’s, Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi, Nobel, Khin Maung Zaw, Phil Robertson, Suu Kyi's, Che Guevara, Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Bachelet Organizations: Invest Myanmar, REUTERS, Human Rights, Asia, Assistance Association for Political, United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Myanmar's, National Unity Government, Reuters, Karen National Defence Organisation, Thomson Locations: Myanmar's, Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Yangon, American
NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Robin Emmott | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations at a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing to focus on tackling climate change for the first time as well as facing up China’s military rise. Described as a "pivotal moment" by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the summit aims to turn the page on four tense years with Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who shook confidence in the Western alliance by calling it "obsolete". 1/4 Banners displaying the NATO logo are placed at the entrance of new NATO headquarters during the move to the new building, in Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2018. But foremost in leaders' minds, diplomats say, is a need to hear Biden recommit the United States to NATO's collective defence after the Trump era. Trump's confrontational rhetoric towards allies from 2017 to 2019 at NATO summits created an impression of crisis, envoys said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Yves Herman, Trump Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, European Leadership Network, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Cornwall, England, Geneva, Belgium, Crimea, Moscow, United States, Russia
Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support
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Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERSTaiwan will be a “force for good” and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies. Taiwan and G7 member countries share basic values ​​such as democracy, freedom, and human rights, he added. Taiwan will continue to deepen its partnership with G7 states and other like-minded countries and strive for greater support from the international community, he said. Taiwan will also "firmly contribute the greatest force for good" for peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, Chang added. While most countries, including G7 members, have no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the grouping along with other Western allies have been bolstering their backing for the island.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Scott Morrison, Angela Merkel, Cyril Ramaphosa, Moon Jae, Leon Neal, Xavier Chang, Chang Organizations: British, Canadian, Australia's, REUTERS, Sunday, World Health Organization, Thomson Locations: U.S, German, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, REUTERS Taiwan, China, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan Strait, Taiwan
Myanmar junta media accuse ethnic army of killing 25 workers
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Myanmar's junta-controlled media on Monday accused an ethnic armed group of killing 25 construction workers in the east of the country after abducting a group of 47 people last month. Reuters was unable to reach the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) for comment on the accusation. The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper and army controlled Myawaddy Television showed pictures of what appeared to be 25 dead bodies laid in a forest clearing. "Officials from the bridge construction site checked the dead bodies with their identities to inform parents and relatives," it said. Fighting has intensified in eastern Myanmar since the coup and clashes have driven thousands of people from their homes.
Persons: Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fighting, Karen Organizations: Reuters, Karen National Defence Organisation, Myanmar, Myawaddy, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Thomson Locations: Myanmar's, Aung San Suu, Myawaddy District, Thailand, Myanmar
Australia’s Victoria state reports 2 local COVID-19 cases
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File PhotoAustralia’s Victoria state, which was a coronavirus hotspot until last week, reported two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Monday. "The two new locally acquired cases are primary close contacts of existing cases, with no community exposure during their infectious period," Victoria's Health Department said. Australia's second most-populous state has recorded 94 cases in its latest wave of COVID-19 infections, which triggered a two-week snap lockdown late last month. Victoria emerged from the lockdown on Friday as new cases declined, but some physical-distancing rules remain. Australia has fared much better than many other developed countries during the pandemic, with more than 22,300 local COVID-19 cases and 910 deaths since March 2020, mostly in Victorian aged-care homes.
Persons: Sandra Sanders, Australia's, James Merlino Organizations: REUTERS, Health Department, Thomson Locations: Melbourne, Australia, Victoria
U.S. President Joe Biden walks with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan as he arrives for the final session of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 13, 2021. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERSWhite House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday G7 leaders rallied around the need to “counter and compete” with China on challenges ranging from safeguarding democracy to the technology race. "Words like counter and compete were words coming out of the mouths of every leader in the room, not just Joe Biden," he said. G7 leaders also sought to counter China's growing influence by offering developing countries an infrastructure plan that could rival Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative by supporting projects such as railways in Africa and wind farms in Asia. It says many major powers are still gripped by an outdated imperial mindset after years of humiliating China.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Doug Mills, Sullivan Organizations: National Security, White House, Sunday, Air Force, Thomson Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, China, Brussels, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Africa, Asia, Beijing
The logo of Toshiba Corp. is seen at the company's facility in Kawasaki, Japan June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonJapan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T) on Monday blamed its former chief executive for fomenting a "confrontational approach" to shareholders, citing that as underlying factor in its widening governance crisis. The comment from Osamu Nagayama, the chairman of Toshiba's board, comes after a shareholder-commissioned investigation revealed the company colluded with the Japanese government to "beat up" foreign shareholders. "There was a somewhat confrontational stance towards shareholders brewing from some time ago," Nagayama said, when asked about the responsibility of former CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani. The crisis at Toshiba has renewed concern about governance in the world's third-largest economy and its openness to foreign investors.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Hoon, Osamu Nagayama, Nagayama, Nobuaki Kurumatani Organizations: Toshiba Corp, REUTERS, Hoon Japan's Toshiba Corp, Toshiba, Thomson Locations: Kawasaki, Japan
World stocks near record high as investors await dovish Fed act
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Hideyuki Sano | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonGlobal shares held firm near record highs on Monday while U.S. bond yields flirted with three-month lows as investors expect the Federal Reserve to stick to its dovish mantra later this week. The MSCI all-country world equity index (.MIWD00000PUS), the U.S. S&P 500 (.SPX) and the pan-regional STOXX Europe 600 index (.STOXX) all closed at record highs on Friday. Many investors expect the Fed to repeat its dovish view at its two-day meeting from Tuesday. "There will probably be no surprise from the Fed this week," said Mitsubishi UFJ's Fujito. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures added 0.2% to $71.05 per barrel, near their highest since October 2018.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Norihiro Fujito, Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, Treasuries, Akira Takei, Boris Johnson's, Johnson Organizations: Nikkei, REUTERS, Hoon Global, Federal Reserve, Japan's Nikkei, U.S . Federal Reserve, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, Asset Management, European Central Bank, British, Brent, . West Texas, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Pacific, China, Hong Kong, Australia, U.S, Europe, India
REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaA series of coronavirus outbreaks in Thai factories is raising concerns that the export sector could be hit hard, threatening to further undermine an economy as it struggles to recover from the pandemic's crippling blow to the crucial tourism industry. “If it continues the damage will increase so factories have to be fully vaccinated,” he said. Instant noodle maker, Thai President Foods Pcl (TFMAMA.BK) closed a factory that produces rice vermicelli and rice noodle. BUBBLE-AND-SEAL IMPACTThe government has been trying to contain the outbreak with a "bubble and seal" policy, which takes effect in when 10% of factory workers are infected. A government official defended the bubble and seal policy, saying it allows businesses to continue operations and limits the outbreak.
Persons: Kriengkrai Thiennukul, , , Suthasinee Kaewleklai, Suthasinee, Taweesap Siraprapasiri Organizations: REUTERS, Electronics, of Thai Industries, Reuters, Thai President Foods Pcl, Workers, Migrant Workers Rights Network, Industry Ministry, Thomson Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Take your condoms home: social distancing and sex in the Olympic village
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Sakura Murakami | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games athletes' village (foreground) is pictured in Tokyo, Japan, April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoTokyo Olympic organisers plan to give away about 150,000 condoms at next month's Games, but are telling athletes to take them home rather than use them in the Olympic village where social distancing rules and coronavirus measures are the top priority. "The distribution of condoms is not for use at the athlete's village, but to have athletes take them back to their home countries to raise awareness" of HIV and AIDS issues, said Tokyo 2020 in an emailed response to questions by Reuters. Organisers were originally planning to feed residents of the village in vast dining halls – the largest one with a capacity to seat 4,500 people at once. But now, the organisers will ask athletes to dine alone, maintain social distancing with others, and wipe down surfaces after eating.
Persons: Kim Kyung Organizations: Tokyo Olympic Games, REUTERS, Tokyo, Games, International Olympic, Reuters, Officials, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Seoul
Mall owner Washington Prime files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Mall owner Washington Prime Group (WPG.N) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to temporarily close some of its roughly 100 shopping centers across the United States and businesses were unable to pay it rent. The company's estimated assets ranged from $1 billion to $10 billion as did its estimated liabilities, according to a filing made in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The agreement provides for a deleveraging of the company's balance sheet by nearly $950 million, Washington Prime said on Sunday. Fallout from the pandemic last year forced Washington Prime to close some properties for a time and relax collection of rent from its tenants, squeezing the mall owner's finances. Other mall owners such as CBL & Associates Properties Inc (CBLAQ.PK) and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI.N) filed for bankruptcy last year.
Persons: SVPGlobal, Washington Organizations: Washington Prime Group, United States, Southern, Southern District of, Reuters, Property, Inc, Washington, Washington Prime, Associates Properties Inc, Pennsylvania Real, Investment Trust, Thomson Locations: United States, Southern District, Southern District of Texas, Columbus , Ohio, Washington, U.S, Pennsylvania
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. read moreThe magazine described the film as an "inspirational story" about Ardern's response to the violence. Asked about it at a news conference, she said the Muslim community should be at the centre of any film about the shootings, not her. But they are the stories from our Muslim community so they need to be at the centre of that. Muslim community advocate Guled Mire told the 1 NEWS network that he thought the film was "distasteful".
Persons: Jacinda Ardern, Jorge Silva, Ardern, Zealander Andrew Niccol, Brenton Tarrant, Christchurch . Tarrant Organizations: Zealand's, REUTERS, New, Hollywood Reporter, New Zealand, Zealander, Thomson Locations: Hagley Park, Al, Noor, Christchurch , New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch .
Malaysia's reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Joseph Sipalan | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, said by marine biologists could be linked to rising sea temperatures, lies on the seabed off the coast of Sipadan Island, Malaysia in this picture obtained from social media. JASON ISLEY/SCUBAZOO/via REUTERSMarine biologists are investigating a mystery skin disease afflicting whitetip reef sharks in Malaysia, with some early reports suggesting rising sea temperatures could be to blame. Named for the distinctive white tips on their fins, whitetip reef sharks are typically found resting in schools around reefs in the day and are a popular attraction for divers. The reported sightings coincide with reports of coral bleaching in the area, according to Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din, a professor in aquatic veterinary studies with Universiti Putra Malaysia. "We cannot ignore that changes are happening there due to higher temperatures," Mohamed Shariff said.
Persons: JASON ISLEY, Davies Austin Spiji, Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din, Mohamed Shariff, Mabel Manjaji, Matsumoto Organizations: REUTERS Marine, Guardian, Universiti Putra, Borneo Marine Research, of Universiti, Thomson Locations: Sipadan Island, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Sipadan, Universiti, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Matsumoto, of Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Ukraine prepared to take action against Gazprom over central Asian gas - FT
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
The logo of Gazprom company is seen at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia NovozheninaUkraine is prepared to take legal action against Gazprom (GAZP.MM) to unblock natural gas supplies from central Asia, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Gazprom controls the flow of gas through its pipelines into Ukraine from central Asia. It has blocked these flows for 15 years and if it does not approve them, the head of Ukraine's state gas company Naftogaz Ukraine said he is ready to appeal to the European Union's competition authorities and take the Russian energy giant to international arbitration, according to the newspaper. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Organizations: Gazprom, St ., Economic, REUTERS, Financial Times, Thomson Locations: St, St . Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Evgenia, Ukraine, Asia, Russian
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