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Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on US networking company SolarWinds. US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said in a blog post that it had discovered malicious software being distributed …

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Saudi wealth fund’s Savvy Games Group to invest $37.8 billion

Sept 29 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Savvy Games Group, owned by sovereign wealth fund PIF, will invest 142 billion riyals ($37.8 billion) in initiatives aimed at making the kingdom a global hub for gaming, state news agency SPA said on Thursday. The investments will include 70 billion riyals to take several minority stakes in companies …

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Shionogi says COVID pill trial shows reduction in symptoms

TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) said on Wednesday its oral treatment for COVID-19 demonstrated a significant reduction in symptoms compared with a placebo in a Phase III trial in Asia. The drug, a protease inhibitor known as ensitrelvir, met its primary endpoint in a trial conducted among predominantly vaccinated …

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Analysis: Alzheimer’s drug trial breakthrough boost for Roche, Eli Lilly

Biogen, Eisai report landmark result for experimental drug Nearly all Alzheimer’s trials have failed previously Drugs from Roche and Eli Lilly target the same protein as Biogen, Eisai compound Shares of all four drugmakers soar on news LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The results of a key Alzheimer’s drug trial on Wednesday have reignited decades-old …

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EU sees sabotage of Nord Stream, warns against attacks on ‘active infrastructure’

BRUSSELS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday said the leaks of the Nord Stream pipelines were caused by sabotage, and warned of the “strongest possible response” should active European energy infrastructure be attacked. “Spoke to (Danish Prime Minister Mette) Frederiksen on the sabotage action Nordstream,” von der Leyen …

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Iraq oil minister: OPEC monitoring oil prices, seeks market balance

Iraq’s oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar speaks during the 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference in Manama, Bahrain, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – Iraq Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar on Monday said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries …

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Japan’s factory activity expands at slowest pace in 20 months

A worker walks near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s factory activity growth hit a 20-month low in September, as firms struggled with a global slowdown and pressure from high energy …

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Japan won’t intervene to defend 145 yen line-in-the-sand, ex-top foreign-exchange diplomat says

Banknotes of Japanese yen are seen in this illustration picture taken September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan likely won’t intervene in the currency market to defend a line-in-the-sand such as 145 yen versus the dollar, and instead limit any further action …

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McDonald’s hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs, weaker yen

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald’s store (top) in Tokyo, while others stand in line in front of cash registers, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s McDonald’s fast food restaurants will raise prices on about 60% of its …

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