Shares rise, yen climbs as BOJ battles bond bears

BOJ under intense pressure as it defends yield policy Yen hits 7-month high, yuan climbs as dollar eases More earnings ahead, many central bank speakers Britain’s FTSE flirts with record highs SYDNEY/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Shares firmed on Monday as optimism over corporate earnings and China’s reopening offset concerns the Bank of Japan (BOJ) … Read more

China COVID peak to last 2-3 months, hit rural areas next – expert

Peak of COVID wave seen lasting 2-3 months – epidemiologist Elderly in rural areas particularly at risk People mobility indicators tick up, but yet to fully recover BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The peak of China’s COVID-19 wave is expected to last two to three months, and will soon swell over the vast countryside where … Read more

Chinese fret over elderly as WHO warns of holiday COVID surge

Two billion trips expected over Lunar New Year Virus spreading from cities to vulnerable villages WHO says China response challenged by lack of data China’s grand reopening marred by Japan, Korea spat BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) – People in China worried on Thursday about spreading COVID-19 to aged relatives as they planned returns to their … Read more