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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks on course for sixth month of gains, dollar near 1-mth low
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Global shares tracked Asia lower on Friday but remained on course for their sixth straight month of gains as solid corporate earnings and central bank largesse kept sentiment intact, while the dollar held near a one-month low.
UPDATE 1-China to boost scrutiny of online ride hailing firms -ministry
SHANGHAI, July 30 (Reuters) - China will ramp up its scrutiny of online ride-hailing firms under plans to strengthen the protection of worker rights and require firms to amend any non-compliant operations, the Ministry of Transport said on Friday.
Exclusive-U.S. regulator freezes Chinese company IPOs over risk disclosures -sources
(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stopped processing registrations of U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) and other sales of securities by Chinese companies while it crafts new guidance for disclosing to investors the risk of a new regulatory crackdown by Beijing, according to people familiar with the matter.
Olympics-Athletics-'I'm a silent killer': Bromell stalks 100m rivals in Tokyo
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Athletes in the Olympic 100 metres are known for their big personalities, radiating the confidence that comes with being the fastest men on Earth, but American sprinter Trayvon Bromell is ready to let his feet do the talking in Tokyo.
Recent COVID outbreak in China's Nanjing linked to flight from Russia - official
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's eastern city of Nanjing reported 13 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 patients for July 29, bringing the total to 184 since July 20, as the country's latest major outbreak caused by the more contagious Delta variant persists.
UPDATE 3-Olympics-Shooting-Batsarashkina aces Russian roulette for second gold in Tokyo
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Vitalina Batsarashkina prevailed in a Russian roulette against South Korean Kim Min-jung in the women's 25-meter pistol event to claim her second gold medal of the Tokyo Games on Friday.
Myanmar militia hunts for bodies after clash with army - media
(Reuters) - A Myanmar militia group opposed to military rule has found at least seven bodies with bullet wounds in a jungle area after clashes with the army and it was looking for more missing people on Friday, a militia member and media said.
Olympics-Tennis-Djokovic downed by Zverev in men's semi-final upset
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-1 by Germany's Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Tokyo Games, dashing the Serbian's dream of winning his first singles gold medal and completing a Golden Slam.
Tanker managed by Israeli-owned company attacked off Oman
DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - A petrolem products tanker managed by an Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack in the Arabian Sea, off the Omani cast, according to the company, which described the incident as a suspected piracy.
Asian nations impose stricter COVID-19 restrictions due to Delta outbreaks
(Reuters) - Asian countries from Australia to Japan and the Philippines announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, as they battle worsening coronavirus outbreaks, driven by the more contagious Delta variant.
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