People walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

Asia stocks advance, dollar, oil recover from multi-month lows

By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking their cues from a Wall Street bounce, while the dollar crawled up from a four-month low but remains clouded by concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-growth policies. Sterling was about 0.1 percent lower at $1.247 in early trade but had fallen as … Continue reading “Asia stocks advance, dollar, oil recover from multi-month lows”

FILE PHOTO:  Blood samples wait to be processed at Biobank, the world's largest blood and urine sample freezer, in Stockport

GSK and Regeneron to mine gene data from 500,000 Britons

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline <GSK.L> and U.S.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals <REGN.O> are embarking on a joint project with UK Biobank, the world’s most detailed biomedical database, to hunt for new clues linking genes and disease. By analysing genetic variations and health in 500,000 middle-aged and older Britons, the partners said on Thursday … Continue reading “GSK and Regeneron to mine gene data from 500,000 Britons”

Trump holds a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travellers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western … Continue reading “Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban”

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