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India's tally of coronavirus cases stood less than 10,000 away from the grim milestone of 8 million, while a Reuters tally showed nearly half a million people have contracted COVID-19 in the United States over the last seven days.

JGBs edge higher on coronavirus, U.S. stimulus worries

Prices of Japanese government bonds edged higher on Wednesday as coronavirus cases surged at an alarming pace in the United States and Europe, while uncertainty over a stimulus deal in Washington also weighed on risk sentiment.

Yuan eases after China tweaks fixing formula to rein in strength

The yuan eased against the dollar on Wednesday after some banks tweaked a methodology for fixing the yuan's daily midpoint, a fresh sign that Beijing may be attempting to slow the pace of the rally in the Chinese currency. The yuan has gained more than 6% against the dollar since late May, underpinned by improving economic fundamentals and rising capital inflows. But a currency that strengthened too much could hurt Chinese exporters. Chinese banks have su

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