© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Pho

By Katanga Johnson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the U.S. securities regulator wraps up a draft of a landmark new climate change rule, environmental campaigners and activist investors want it to require companies to disclose not only their own greenhouse gas emissions but those generated by their suppliers and other partners.

Corporate groups, meanwhile, are pushing for a narrower rule that will make

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The fate of popular Activision franchise ‘Call of Duty’ has hit Sony’s shares © Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg

Microsoft’s $75bn bid for Activision Blizzard propelled Sony to its biggest one-day drop since the global financial crisis, with shares in the Japanese entertainment conglomerate closing 12.8 per cent lower on Wednesday.

Overnight news of the deal also triggered a wave of buying across Japan’s gaming sector, with shares in Square Enix and Capcom rising by more than 3.5 per cent on speculation that they could become acquisition targets of Sony or as part of a broader land-grab.

Shares in Nintendo and Konami rose

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Treasuries sold off on Tuesday, dragging equity markets lower and worsening an ongoing downturn for technology shares, as traders looked ahead to interest rate rises.

The yield on the 10-year US Treasury note, which rises as the price of the global government debt benchmark falls, hit a two-year high of 1.831 per cent as prospects of higher rates on cash deposits and sustained inflation made the security’s fixed-interest payments less appealing.

Meanwhile, the yield on the two-year Treasury note, which closely tracks interest rate expectations, rose 0.07 percentage points to 1.04 per cent — a level not seen since February

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A wax figure of Anne Frank is presented to the public at Madame Tussaud’s museum in Berlin, December 19, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz


By Anthony Deutsch and Stephanie van den Berg

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the mystery of how the Nazis found the hiding place of the famous diarist in 1944.

Anne and seven other Jews were discovered by the Nazis on Aug. 4 of that year, after they had hid for nearly two years in a secret annex above

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