By Norihiko Shirouzu and Paul Lienert May 14 (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline...
By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Simon Jessop ZURICH/LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - When markets slumped in March as the spread of coronavirus gathered pace, wealth managers' trading volumes soared as ultra-rich clients reshuffled their portfolios. It was this market frenzy that helped Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse – the world's...
BANGKOK, May 12 (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet approved on Tuesday a plan to spend 400 billion baht ($12.45 billion) to create jobs and strengthen southeast Asia's second-largest economy, which appears headed for recession because of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan is part of a larger package of measures worth 1.9...
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) - Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday, a health ministry official said, to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic. Fujirebio, a subsidiary of Japanese diagnostics and laboratory testing service provider Miraca Holdings, last...
Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, tiredness and fever. Some people may develop more severe...
BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) - China's banking and insurance regulator on Saturday issued draft rules on commercial banks' online lending business, banning the use of such loans for riskier investments and capping banks' online consumer credit, in a move to rein in financial risks. The regulations are the first that...
By Naomi Tajitsu and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO, May 8 (Reuters) - As Japan prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in some parts of the country, a growing number of the country's businesses are planning to resume operations despite concerns that isolation guidelines were being lifted too early. After a monthlong shutdown brought...
By Kirsty Needham and Colin Packham SYDNEY, May 8 (Reuters) - Australian officials are frustrated that their push for an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus is being undermined by the White House, which has sought to link the outbreak to a Chinese lab, government, diplomatic and intelligence sources...
MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Parts of India have recorded dramatic falls in mortality rates after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to fight the new coronavirus, suggesting there has not been an undetected surge in virus-related deaths. All over the world, mortality rates are being scrutinised to determine the true impact...
By Leika Kihara TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer inflation eased in March for the second straight month, underscoring fears that slumping oil costs and soft consumption because of the coronavirus pandemic might push the country back into deflation. The data released on Friday comes just ahead of the...