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More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in presidential election

(Reuters) - More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election with 11 days to go in the...

More trouble ahead for erratic emerging market currencies – Reuters poll

South Africa's rand ZAR=D3, which has been on a rollercoaster ride since April, is expected to gain nearly 0.5% to 16.5 per dollar in 12 months. The rand's appeal has been enhanced by the lack of alternative high-yielding currencies as growing geopolitical risks diminished the appetite for assets in Turkey and Russia.

Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

“Antibodies can block infectivity. That is a fact,” Regeneron Pharmaceuticals executive Christos Kyratsous told Reuters.

Explainer: How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead

In so-called “confessionals”, members will tell this “troika” their preferences, without ranking them and without vetoes in a process expected to last two months. The first phase will be on Sept 7-16. Voting on the next director-general is seen only as a last resort if consensus cannot be reached.

OPINION: Can India replace China as the manufacturing and tech hub

India has a better geo-political standing however it has not fully harnessed these relationships for the political (including resolving issues with Pakistan) or economic advancement. India has joined WTO since its foundation, but even now its total trade volume is less than Hong Kong.

Explainer: How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead

The incoming chief would be expected to appoint four new deputies, present budget proposals, and chair the trade negotiations committee which oversees multilateral accords such as on fishing subsidies.

Profit or not? Analysts divided ahead of African born Elon Musk’s Tesla second-quarter results

Some analysts have said that failing to reach that goal could send Tesla shares plummeting after they surged more than 275% so far this year.

“It’s not going to be easy,” Amina Mohamed on fixing world trade at the WTO

“I’m convinced that if I got the job, I would work energetically, but very sensitively and reasonably to make sure that members come together to address issues that are of concern to all members states. The issues that if resolved, will drive the global economy,” said Mohamed.

With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

TOKYO (Reuters) - With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a...

African-born Elon Musk says he is very close to making cars that can drive themselves.

“I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.”

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