May 29, Wednesday, 2024

1. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has demanded Israel immediately cease attacks on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
2. Three major Japanese automakers Toyota Motor, Mazda Motor and Subaru have held a presentation to unveil the next-generation eco-friendly engines they are developing.
3. Japanese chemical major Asahi Kasei has announced it will acquire Swedish drugmaker Calliditas Therapeutics as part of efforts to bolster its pharmaceutical business. The Swedish firm develops drugs such as those to treat kidney diseases and has an advantage in the US market.