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Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but …

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China's consumer prices climb as Covid prompts food stockpiling

China’s consumer prices climb as Covid prompts food stockpiling

Fresh vegetable prices rose by 24% year-on-year in April as consumers stocked up to prepare for potential stay-home orders. Pictured here is a delivery driver for Alibaba’s Hema Fresh supermarket in Beijing on May 10, 2022. Jade Gao | dpa | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s consumer and producer prices rose more than expected in …

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Tesla Shanghai production lags due to parts shortages

Tesla Shanghai production lags due to parts shortages

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. US electric car company Tesla in 2019 built its first Gigafactory outside the United States in the new Lingang area, with a designed annual production capacity of 500,000 units. ding ting | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Tesla reduced vehicle production …

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Nintendo plans 10-for-1 stock split; says Switch sales to fall 9%

Nintendo plans 10-for-1 stock split; says Switch sales to fall 9%

Nintendo announced a 10-for-1 stock split on Tuesday as the Japanese gaming giant aims to make its shares more appealing to retail investors. Shareholders have been calling for a stock split for some time to boost the liquidity of the gaming giant’s shares. The move will take effect on Oct. 1 this year, when each …

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Bitcoin (BTC) investors panic as terraUSD (UST) sinks below $1 peg

Bitcoin (BTC) investors panic as terraUSD (UST) sinks below $1 peg

Bitcoin is now down 50% from its November all-time highs. Arthur Widak | Nurphoto | Getty Images Investors in bitcoin are in panic mode as the controversial terraUSD stablecoin slips further from its intended $1 peg. TerraUSD, or UST, sank below 70 cents for the first time late Monday, as holders continued to flee the …

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US businesses in China cut revenue forecasts, investment plans

US businesses in China cut revenue forecasts, investment plans

Truck drivers, such as the one pictured here in Shanghai in late April, typically need to show valid negative virus tests in order to move goods between cities in China. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said members have reported varying implementation of Covid controls depending on city and province. Vcg | Visual China …

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El Salvador buys 500 bitcoin as crypto market sell-off continues

El Salvador buys 500 bitcoin as crypto market sell-off continues

President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, gestures during his speech at the closing ceremony of the Latin Bitcoin conference (LaBitConf) at Mizata Beach, El Salvador, where he announced “Bitcoin City”, on November 20, 2021. Marvin Recinos | AFP | Getty Images El Salvador just added another $15.5 million worth of bitcoin to its balance sheet, …

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