© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

(Reuters) -The European Union’s drug regulator on Friday identified a possible link between rare cases of blood clotting in deep veins with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:)’s COVID-19 vaccine and recommended the condition be listed as a side-effect of the shot.

The European Medicines Agency also recommended that immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), a bleeding disorder caused by the body mistakenly attacking platelets,

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past a wall with a map showing the species of peony in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, at horticultural exhibition Beijing Expo 2019, in Beijing, China April 29, 2019. Picture taken April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

By David Stanway

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s vast Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is in danger of losing momentum as opposition in targeted countries rises and debts mount, paving the way for rival schemes to squeeze Beijing out, a new study showed on Wednesday.

President Xi Jinping launched BRI in 2013, aiming to harness China’s strengths in financing and

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© Reuters. A Ninja Van delivery van is pictured at their office in Singapore September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

(Corrects spelling of Lai in final para)

By Anshuman Daga

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Southeast Asian logistics provider Ninja Van is sufficiently capitalised after raising $578 million and it could be about 18 months before it taps public markets for an IPO, the head of the Singapore-based company said on Monday.

On Sunday, Ninja Van said it added Alibaba (NYSE:) Group as an investor in its late stage funding round. Existing investors such as European parcel delivery network GeoPost/DPDgroup, Monk’s Hill Ventures and

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© Reuters. People take part in a protest on the day the Dutch authorities introduce a mandatory “corona pass”, proof of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination or a negative test result, to enter bars, restaurants and cultural events in the country, in The Ha

By Eva Plevier

THE HAGUE (Reuters) -Hundreds of protesters marched against the introduction of a “corona pass” in the Netherlands on Saturday, as proof of COVID-19 vaccination became compulsory to get into bars, restaurants, theatres and other venues.

The new requirement to show the pass or a recent negative coronavirus test came into force on Saturday,

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, though the labor market continues to steadily recover.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 351,000 for the week ended Sept. 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Ida, which made landfall in late August, devastated U.S. offshore energy production and knocked off power in Louisiana. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File Photo

(Fixes typographical error in headline)

By Ahmad Ghaddar

LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices rose on Tuesday, after sharp losses the previous session, amid tighter U.S. supplies, ending days of losses as global markets remain haunted by the potential impact on China’s economy of a crisis at heavily indebted property group China Evergrande.

gained 70 cents, or 1%, to $74.62 a barrel by 1239 GMT, having fallen by almost 2% on Monday. The

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