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  • TOKYO, Feb 22- The dollar lost ground in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues as to the pace of interest rate hikes, while Europe's political woes kept a bruised euro under pressure. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said late on Monday in a speech in Singapore that she would be...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • Hard Rock is eyeing the Japanese casino market

    James Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, says the company is looking into a partnership to enter the gaming market.

  • Productivity, not overtime, should be focus in Japan: Rakuten CFO

    Yoshihisa Yamada, EVP and CFO of Rakuten, talks about consumer spending and corporate culture in Japan.

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy" before a Forecasters Club of New York luncheon- 1800 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses issues facing the nation and the global economy- 2330 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy" before a Forecasters Club of New York luncheon- 1800 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses issues facing the nation and the global economy- 2330 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor for...

  • Singapore, China, Japan and Thailand each boasted nine restaurants on the annual list.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japanese government bonds firmed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan made purchase offers under its JGB buying operations that were in line with amounts of previous operations. But the BOJ offered to buy the same amounts as it has in its most recent operations earlier this month: 450 billion yen of JGBs maturing in five to 10 years, 420 billion yen of...

  • *Japan "integrated resort" would cost $6- 10 bln- CEO. TOKYO, Feb 21- A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely expected to become the world's second-biggest casino market. "It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion...

  • Will Japan to warm up to casinos?

    Jon Oh, head of gaming at CLSA, says casinos are just a small slice of what the integrated resorts will be offering.

  • Expect $25 billion from Japanese integrated resorts: CLSA

    Jon Oh, head of gaming at CLSA, says he expects more than just 1 or 2 casino operators to enter the Japanese market.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- The dollar edged down in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues as to the pace of interest rate hikes, while the euro nursed losses and remained pressured by European political woes. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said late on Monday in a speech in Singapore that she...

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo told an industry conference in London that January data showed conformity from participating OPEC nations with output curbs had been above 90 percent and oil inventories would decline further this year.

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. NEW YORK, Feb 21- Oil prices rose about 2 percent to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher as it expects other producers join its efforts to...

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher- Sec-Gen. NEW YORK, Feb 21- Oil prices rose about 2 percent to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher as it expects other producers join its efforts to...

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher, says Sec-Gen. LONDON, Feb 21- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher.

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher, says Sec-Gen. LONDON, Feb 21- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher.

  • President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017.

    Trump has been confronted with a series of administrative crises while struggling to move the ball on key policy priorities, NBC News reports.

  • *OPEC says 90 percent of oil output cuts made in January. *OPEC wants compliance with cuts even higher, says Sec-Gen. LONDON, Feb 21- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production and hoped compliance with the deal would be even higher.

  • *Money managers bet OPEC cuts will tighten market. LONDON, Feb 21- Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data showed hedge funds placing record bets on North Sea and U.S. crude as OPEC production cuts tightened supply. Money managers now hold the highest volume of net long Brent futures and options on record, InterContinental Exchange data showed on Monday, betting on...