A sales staff arranges noodles in a grocery store in Pasay City, Philippines. Reuters
The brutal 600km MacArthur competition in the Philippines pits competitors against searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators and even kidnapping.
Japan’s core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, data showed on Friday, underlining the nation’s long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation the Bank of Japan (BOJ)
Turkey’s consumer inflation fell to its lowest level in a year in June thanks to a high so-called base effect and a drop in food prices, potentially paving the way for the country’s first interest rate cut since last year’s currency crisis.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is expected to forecast this week that inflation will remain below its 2 per cent target through the fiscal year that ends in March 2022, sources say, a sign its massive stimulus will stay in place for the foreseeable future.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 18 cents, or 0.3%, to $59.93 a barrel by 03:56 GMT while Brent crude futures rose 29 cents, or 0.46%, to $62.99 a barrel.
Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,734.26 per ounce by 03:20 GMT while US gold futures dipped 0.1% to $1,732.
The global oil market is rebalancing after damage to demand wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic was met with curbs on output by producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), the group’s president said on Tuesday.