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Summit Therapeutics in up to $5 bln licensing deal for Akeso’s cancer therapy

Dec 6 (Reuters) – Summit Therapeutics Inc (SMMT.O) said on Tuesday it would license China-based Akeso Inc’s (9926.HK) experimental cancer therapy in a deal worth up to $5 billion, sending its shares up 57% in premarket trade. The deal involves an upfront payment of $500 million to Akeso, which will also be eligible for regulatory …

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Asia shares bank on eventual China opening; oil earnings

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 China shares push higher, dollar slips More Chinese cities ease coronavirus controls Cap on Russia oil comes into effect, impact uncertain SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Asian shares extended their rally on Monday as investors hoped steps to unwind pandemic restrictions in China would eventually brighten the outlook for global growth and commodity demand, …

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‘We are not your enemy’, say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protections

UIWANG, South Korea, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Inside five white tents outside the Uiwang container depot near Seoul, about 200 striking truckers huddle around gas heaters, trying to fight the bitter cold and the government narrative that they are well paid “labour aristocracy .” They are all too aware of the impact their strike has …

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Venezuela’s biggest refinery halts gasoline production

CARACAS, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A refining unit that turns crude oil into fuel at Venezuela’s largest crude processing facility has broken down, three people familiar with the operations told Reuters on Friday, halting production at the key gasoline producing plant. The breakdown of the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) caused the country’s largest refinery, 645,000 …

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Urals oil discount widens as freight rates for Russian oil jump – traders, Reuters calculations

MOSCOW, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Russian Urals oil’s discount to dated Brent have widened significantly, under pressure from record high freight rates for tankers carrying Russian oil and sending sellers’ revenues well below an agreed EU price cap, two traders said on Friday and Reuters calculations showed. EU governments on Friday agreed to a price …

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Mexico, US plan pitch by early 2023 to lure firms from abroad

MEXICO CITY, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Mexican Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Friday agreed to set out a plan by early 2023 for the relocation of companies from Asia to North America, Mexico’s government said. On her first visit to Washington since taking office in October, Buenrostro has …

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World Bank chief says poorest countries owe $62 bln on bilateral debt

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The world’s poorest countries now owe $62 billion in annual debt service to official bilateral creditors, an increase of 35% over the past year, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday, warning that the increased burden is increasing the risk of defaults. Malpass told the Reuters NEXT conference in …

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Cuba says its allies have pledged help to end its economic crisis

HAVANA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – China, Russia, Algeria and Turkey have pledged to restructure Cuba’s debt, provide new trade and investment financing, and help ease an energy crisis, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel told state-run media following a rare trip abroad last week. Any help would be a blessing for crisis-racked Cuba. The Communist-run country has …

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