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Stories Japan seeks wealthier western tourists to address China deficit

The head of Japan’s travel agents’ association has warned that the post-pandemic recovery of the country’s tourism industry will hinge on whether it can reshape itself to cater to the spending...

News Flood waters receding after storm batters western Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Floodwaters were receding in parts of western Alaska battered by the worst storm in a half century, leaving behind debris flung by powerful Bering Sea waves into...

Stories Almost 200,000 workers in Russia still on western payrolls

Multinational companies continue to pay almost 200,000 employees based in Russia despite pledges to suspend or end activities in the country, raising fears of mass sackings or nationalisations as...

Stories Stay or go? Western consumer brands wrestle with Russian dilemma

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has led to an exodus of well-known western brands from Russia, but not every company has joined the rush. As Apple has suspended sales and BP hurriedly...

Markets Asia Session: Incremental Western Alliance Sanction Strategy Sparks Relief Rally

Equity markets in New York recovered some of their losses yesterday, and today, markets in Asia are cautiously higher after the US and Europe imposed new sanctions on Russia after it formally...

Stories Russia’s move on Ukraine triggers western sanctions

Western powers impose sanctions on Russia as Biden says Ukraine ‘invasion’ has begun, and Russian assets are set to bear the brunt of the Ukraine conflict. Plus, the FT’s Berlin bureau chief, Guy...

Stories Russia using deception as pretext for Ukraine invasion, western leaders warn

Western leaders said Russia was following a “playbook of deception” to justify an invasion of Ukraine, amid intensifying clashes in the east of the country between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian...

Stories Ukraine’s western capital Lviv readies itself as threat of war grows

As warnings flooded in that Russia was set to launch a full-blown military assault on Ukraine, Orest Putsentela wondered whether he too should pack his bags — despite living more than 700km from...

Stories FirstFT: Scholz to warn Putin of western resolve on Ukraine

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Markets Turkey’s lira sinks after Erdogan threatens to expel western diplomats

The Turkish lira tumbled to a new record low after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to expel 10 western ambassadors added to intense pressure on the currency triggered by worries over the...

Stories Erdogan declares 10 western ambassadors persona non grata

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered ten western ambassadors to be declared persona non grata , risking a new low in Turkey’s already deeply strained relations with Europe and the US. In...

Stories European gas market faces more strain after Western Sahara dispute flares

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Stories EU court strikes down trade deals with Morocco over Western Sahara

European judges have struck down two trade and fisheries agreements between the EU and Morocco, in a victory for campaigners who argued the union had not gained consent from the disputed territory...

Stories Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Nio, PayPal, Western Digital and more

The Nio EP9 self-driving concept electric vehicle (EV) is displayed during the media day of 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 19, 2017 in Shanghai, China....

INVESTING Raisi says Iran ready for talks but not with Western 'pressure'

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ebrahim Raisi, who assumed office as Iran's president this month, speaks during a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News...

INVESTING Exclusive-Western Union resuming services to Afghanistan - senior exec

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Western Union sign is seen in New York March 28, 2009. Picture taken March 28, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo 2/3 By Tom Arnold LONDON (Reuters) -...

INVESTING U.S. in final phase of evacuations from Kabul - Western official

4/4 © Reuters. U.S. Marines and German service member watch an entry gate during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 28, 2021. U.S. Marine...

INVESTING Western Digital $20 billion all-stock offer for Kioxia poses valuation, cash challenge - analysts

© Reuters. The logo of Western Digital Corporation is displayed at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Yoshiyasu Shida By Chavi Mehta (Reuters) - A possible...

Stories Western states finalise Covid booster plans as developing world left behind

Covid-19 vaccines updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Covid-19 vaccines news. Wealthy countries are finalising plans to roll out Covid-19 booster programmes...

INVESTING Western Digital in talks to merge with Japan's Kioxia -source

© Reuters. The logo of Western Digital Corporation is displayed at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Yoshiyasu Shida By Krystal Hu and Makiko Yamazaki NEW...