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U.S. volatility fund sponsor tweaks strategy after market plunge

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A company behind U.S.-based funds tied to Wall Street's "fear gauge" is making changes to its investment strategy after a sudden market plunge this month routed traders betting on the complex instrument.

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Brookfield abandons plan to buy controlling stake in Brazil's Renova

SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Brookfield Energia Renovável SA, a Brazil-based unit of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management , abandoned a plan to make a capital injection of 1.4 billion reais in Brazil's Renova Energia SA, which would give it a controlling stake in the company.

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Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks at the White House on Friday, and Trump later praised Australia's merit-based immigration system while Turnbull said the two countries were taking new steps to deepen ties.

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UPDATE 1-Satellite firm SES cuts dividend in "challenging" market

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Luxembourg-based SES said on Friday it was cutting its dividend by 40 percent, in a bid to strengthen its balance sheet after a year marked by the loss of one of its satellites and intense competition for its video business.

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BRIEF-Abarca, Amgen Enter Outcomes-Based Agreement For Repatha

* ‍ABARCA SAYS SIGNED OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACT WITH AMGEN FOR CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUG, REPATHA​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Panama company pleads guilty to bribing Costa Rican soccer official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Panama-based company on Wednesday pleaded guilty to bribing a Costa Rican soccer official and was ordered to pay a fine and restitution totaling $1.4 million, the latest penalty imposed in the U.S. prosecution of corruption in international soccer.

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Lotte chairman offers to resign from holding company - YTN

SEOUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The head of South Korea's Lotte Holdings has offered to quit as chairman at its Japan-based holding firm, following his arrest for bribery earlier this month, a cable news network YTN said on Wednesday.

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Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting of citizenship to prisoner

LONDON (Reuters) - The Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest over Sweden's granting of citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Tehran under a death sentence.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Japan's Sony to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

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Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.

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Adecco buys digital recruitment firm Vettery, price not disclosed

ZURICH (Reuters) - Staffing company Adecco said on Tuesday it bought U.S.-based online recruitment platform Vettery for an undisclosed sum to increase its footprint in the digital permanent recruitment market.

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Japan's Sony to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would become the latest blue-chip firm to jockey for position in Japan's taxi and ride-hailing market, with plans for a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based hailing system.

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Japan's Sony Corp to form alliance to build taxi-hailing system: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp plans to form a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing system in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday.

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Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS (Reuters) - French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

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U.S.-based Russian news outlet registers as foreign agent

(Reuters) - U.S.-based Russian news outlet RIA Global LLC has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department, the fourth Russian-linked media company to do so since November under pressure from the U.S. government.

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Sweden grants citizenship to scientist sentenced to death in Iran

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has granted citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Iran under sentence of death, the Swedish foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday.

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Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

* SEC not satisfied with source of funds, who ultimate consortium owners would be

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Exclusive: Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.

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SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, in part because they were unable to get enough information on some of the proposed buyers and the sources of their funds.

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XPO Logistics expects 750,000 European home deliveries for 2018

SEATTLE (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Thursday it expects to make or manage 750,000 deliveries of bulky goods like flat-screen televisions and furniture to homes in Europe in 2018, as the U.S.-based company dips its toe into a crowded and fast-growing market.

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BRIEF-LiveRamp Acquires Pacific Data Partners

* LIVERAMP ACQUIRES PACIFIC DATA PARTNERS TO REVOLUTIONIZE B2B MARKETING WITH PEOPLE-BASED PRECISION

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Aster DM Healthcare $153 million IPO subscribed 1.3 times

(Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based Aster DM Healthcare Ltd's initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Indian exchanges to raise 9.80 billion rupees ($153.34 million) was subscribed 1.3 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday.

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UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

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Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist of digital money.

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Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including...

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Ghana reports severe bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Ghana has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H9N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the southwest of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Ghana's agriculture ministry.

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The New, Healthier Chocolate

A delicious new crop of cocoa-based products boast surprising wellness benefits.

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Teva planned for second generic Copaxone to enter market in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday it had anticipated and planned for a second generic competitor to its multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone to enter the market in 2018.

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Cryptocurrency traders to launch lawsuit against Coincheck on Thursday: lawyer

TOKYO (Reuters) - A group of cryptocurrency traders will file a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday over last month's theft of $530 million in digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange, a lawyer representing the claimants said.

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Wall Street bounces back after tumultuous week

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes rebounded on Monday with broad-based gains as investors regained some confidence after U.S. equities' biggest weekly drop in two years, but strategists stopped short of calling an end to the market pullback.

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RBG: 'The pedestal you put women on is a cage'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says gender-based discrimination confines what women can do.

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Clariant CEO says SABIC deal beats Huntsman merger - newspaper

ZURICH, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Saudi Basic Industries Corp's (SABIC) move to buy a quarter stake in Clariant is better than the planned merger with U.S.-based Huntsman that was blocked last year by activist investors, the Swiss chemical maker's CEO said.

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Investors withdraw record $23.9 billion from U.S.-based stock funds: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors sucked $23.9 billion out of the stock market during the latest week, marking the largest withdrawals from those funds on record, Lipper data showed on...

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UPDATE 1-Investors withdraw record $23.9 bln from U.S.-based stock funds -Lipper

(Adds details on funds, analyst quote, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors sucked $23.9 billion out of the stock market during the latest week, marking the largest withdrawals from those funds on record, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as the benchmark S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials indexes sank further from their record highs. The withdrawals from U.S.-based equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds took place during the

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Maryland sues Insys to enforce subpoena in opioid probe

(Reuters) - Maryland's attorney general has filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena the state sent Insys Therapeutics Inc as part of a probe into allegations the drugmaker deceptively marketed a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine.

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FireEye reports first-ever adjusted quarterly profit

(Reuters) - Cyber security firm FireEye Inc on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly adjusted profit since going public in 2013, helped by cost cutting and shift to a subscription-based model.

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Mom-and-pop investors undeterred by wild U.S. stock market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. stock market suffered its worst selloff in more than six years on Monday, Richmond, Virginia-based financial adviser Jamie Cox started preparing for a flood of client...

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Credit Suisse kept $300 million from brokers in closed U.S. unit: lawsuit

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses Credit Suisse Group AG of withholding up to $300 million of pay from U.S.-based brokers who refused or were unable to move to Wells Fargo & Co after their private...

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International Criminal Court Will Investigate Duterte Over Drug War

The Hague-based tribunal said it would gauge whether there was enough evidence to build a case against the Philippine president for crimes against humanity.

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Swiss Re in talks with SoftBank, Japanese firm could take minority stake

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Re is in preliminary discussions with Japan's SoftBank Group on a potential minority investment in the Swiss reinsurer, the Zurich-based group said on Wednesday.

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Israel finds case of severe H5N8 bird flu, sounds all-clear

PARIS (Reuters) - Israel has reported a case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Israel's agriculture ministry.

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Israel finds severe H5N8 bird flu in wild bird - OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Israel has reported a case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from Israel's agriculture ministry.

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Google eyes gaming with 'Yeti' streaming service: report

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is developing a subscription-based game streaming service that could work either on its Chromecast or a Google-made console, which is still being developed, the Information website reported on Wednesday.

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Wien Energie to introduce blockchain-based energy products

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Austrian utility Wien Energie, fresh from experimenting with blockchain applications in commodity trading, plans to market end-customer products soon in a new central Viennese urban development, it said on Wednesday.

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Judicial council takes no action against former Judge Alex Kozinski

Nearly eight weeks after a federal judicial council received a sexual harassment complaint against California-based US Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski, the council said Monday that it was dismissing the grievance because Kozinski had stepped down in December.

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Iran reports H5N6 bird flu among wild ducks in north - OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among wild ducks in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's agriculture ministry.

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Fairfax to buy some of Carillion's Canadian services business

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would buy some Canadian assets of bankrupt UK-based construction and services company Carillion for an undisclosed amount.

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Motorcycling: Malaysian rider Syahrin to test with Tech3 Yamaha

(Reuters) - Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin will test with Tech3 Yamaha in Thailand next week as the France-based MotoGP team seeks a season-long replacement for German rider Jonas Folger, who has been ruled out by illness.

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An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported

The country’s crime classification system is antiquated. Police commanders struggle with no data on an array of technology-based crimes.

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Anonymous bitcoin philanthropist donates $5 million to medicine foundation

LONDON (Reuters) - An anonymous benefactor has donated $5 million in bitcoin to the California-based Open Medicine Foundation, the non-profit research organization said on Friday.

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Raw meat-based products may harm pets and their owners

(Reuters Health) - Although raw meat-based diets for pets have become increasingly popular, the meat may be contaminated with bacteria and parasites, a new study from the Netherlands shows.

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Texas shale challenges North Sea crude as world oil benchmark

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surging shale oil production in Texas and North Dakota is being felt on trading desks in Chicago, Houston and New York, where a brisk business in West Texas Intermediate crude futures is far outpacing contracts for London-based Brent crude.

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Japan's regulator urged Coincheck to fix flaws before $530 million cyber theft

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator on Friday swooped on Coincheck Inc with surprise checks of its systems and said it had asked the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange to fix flaws in its computer networks well before hackers stole $530 million of digital money last week.

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UPDATE 2-New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

Feb 1 (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses.

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New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

(Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at least $75 million from the company, which he said deceptively promoted a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine for unsafe uses.

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Wells Fargo loses big client after dialing up risk in retirement funds

BOSTON (Reuters) - After Wells Fargo & Co decided to ramp up risk in its flagship age-based retirement funds last year, one of its largest customers decided to call it quits, unhappy with the new investment strategy and how the bank handled the transition.

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Public Health: Employer Health Insurance: Often-Hated, Sometimes Pioneering, and Now on Amazon’s Radar

Everyone likes to complain about our company-based system, but there have been real examples of innovation.

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Britain reviewing risks to its satellite-reliant infrastructure

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is reviewing its reliance on satellite-based technology for critical infrastructure including the Global Positioning System (GPS) as the threat of jamming attacks and disruptions grows, a government report said on Tuesday.

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SAP America to buy Callidus for $2.4 billion

(Reuters) - German business software group SAP SE on Monday said its unit SAP America Inc will buy cloud-based human resources software company Callidus Software Inc for a total enterprise value of $2.4 billion.

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UPDATE 1-SAP America to buy Callidus for $2.4 bln

Jan 29 (Reuters) - German business software group SAP SE on Monday said its unit SAP America Inc will buy cloud-based human resources software company Callidus Software Inc for a total enterprise value of $2.4 billion.

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SAP America to buy Callidus for $2.4 bln

Jan 29 (Reuters) - German business software group SAP SE on Monday said its unit SAP America Inc will buy cloud-based company Callidus Software Inc for a total enterprise value of $2.4 billion.

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Japan's Aso tells cryptocurrency exchanges to strengthen controls after $530 million theft

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that management systems at cryptocurrency exchanges needed to be strengthened after hackers stole $530 million of digital money from Tokyo-based Coincheck.

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Japan raps Coincheck, orders broader checks after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese authorities said on Monday they would investigate all cryptocurrency exchanges in the country for security gaps and ordered Coincheck to raise its standards after hackers stole $530 million of digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange.

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Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc said on Sunday it would return about 46.3 billion yen ($425 million) of the virtual money it lost to hackers two days ago in one of the biggest-ever thefts of digital money.

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U.S. 'deeply concerned' by detention of Swedish citizen in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that it was deeply concerned that a Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller, Gui Minhai, had been detained in China and called for him to be allowed to leave the country.

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Opinion: Still not ready for Murphy Brown

I get why Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair might opine that a "Murphy Brown" reboot "might actually be perfect for 2018." With broadcast news coming at us 24/7, jam-packed with political outrages, "fake news" and looming constitutional crises, a newsroom-based sitcom would never lack topical material. And then, too, there's the 2018 real-world reboot of "the year of the woman," (yes, we've had those before) which would seem to demand prominent female leads who embody the fact that "Time's Up" for bossy, ego-driven, clueless men.

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ICA Fluor wins $198 mln Mexico City airport tender

MEXICO CITY, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Mexico-based company ICA Fluor has won a contract to build the medium-voltage electrical distribution network for the new Mexico City airport, the state-run company overseeing the project said on Friday.

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Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange hacked, losing $530 million: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Coincheck, a major cryptocurrency trading exchange in Tokyo, has been hacked into and has lost about 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of virtual money, national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

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This Horror Movie Is Based on a True Story. Sort Of.

There’s a reason movie studios say scary films are fact-based: Audiences eat that up.

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UPDATE 2-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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JD.com plans to make U.S. foray this year - Bloomberg

Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc is preparing to enter the United States by the end of this year, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, in a move that will challenge its Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and U.S.-based Amazon Inc.

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Facebook tells Congress: Kaspersky cut from anti-virus choices for users

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Facebook last year removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from its list of anti-virus offerings to users who go to the social media site from a computer that may be infected with malicious code, the company told Congress on Thursday.

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Facebook says removed Kaspersky Lab from list of anti-virus choices last year

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Facebook last year removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from its list of anti-virus offerings made to users who access the social media site from a computer that may be infected with malicious code, the company told Congress in responses to questions from lawmakers made public on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Commodities fund Jamison Capital to shut -source

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Jamison Capital Partners LP, a New York-based macro commodity hedge fund run by former Morgan Stanley trader Stephen Jamison, will be shutting its nearly $1.5 billion fund...

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BRIEF-Fusion Acquires IQMax's Cloud-Based Secure Messaging Solutions And Advanced Data Integration Engine

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Fusion Telecommunications International Inc:

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Kaspersky Lab says is sure it will win legal proceeding in USA: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow-based cyber security company Kaspersky Lab is sure that it will win its legal process in the United States and that a ban on the use of its products by the U.S. government will be lifted, it was quoted as saying by RIA news agency on Thursday.

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At Davos, delegates talk down Trump but bet big on America

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, business has been booming for Monaco-based businessman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio.

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UPDATE 1-STMicro posts surge in 2017 results but eyes seasonal Q1 dip

FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics capped the chipmaker's best year since 2010 with broad-based revenue growth and rising margins and said auto and industrial demand would offset a seasonal smartphone dip in the first quarter of this year.

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STMicro posts surge in year-end results but eyes seasonal Q1 dip

FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics capped its best year since 2010 with strong, broad-based revenue growth and rising margins during 2017, and the chipmaker expected solid auto and industrial demand to offset a seasonal smartphone dip in the first quarter.

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UPDATE 3-China's Sinovel convicted in U.S. of trade-secret theft

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co was convicted on Wednesday of U.S. charges that it stole trade secrets from AMSC, causing the Massachusetts-based company to lose more than $800 million.

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UPDATE 1-Spark licenses blindness gene therapy rights outside U.S. to Novartis

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc, whose breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness was approved by U.S. regulators in December, said on Wednesday that it had licensed rights to the drug outside the United States to Switzerland-based Novartis AG.

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Spark licenses blindness gene therapy rights outside U.S. to Novartis

(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc, whose breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness was approved by U.S. regulators in December, has licensed rights to the drug in markets outside the United States to Switzerland-based Novartis AG, it said on Wednesday.

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Spokesman for Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates killed in Kabul

Glenn Selig, spokesman for Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates, was killed in the weekend Kabul hotel attack, according to a statement from spokesperson for The Publicity Agency and Selig Multimedia Inc., his Florida-based companies.

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China's Sinovel convicted in U.S. of trade-secret theft

(Reuters) - Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co was convicted on Wednesday of U.S. charges that it stole trade secrets from AMSC, causing the Massachusetts-based company to lose more than $800 million.

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UPDATE 1-China's Sinovel convicted in U.S. of trade-secret theft

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co was convicted on Wednesday of U.S. charges that it stole trade secrets from AMSC, causing the Massachusetts-based company to lose more than $800 million.

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U.S. accuses Nevada-based company of cryptocurrency scam

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Wednesday accused a Nevada company and two men involved with it of misappropriating over $6 million from customers seeking to buy a virtual currency called My Big Coin, the latest in a string of cases involving cryptocurrencies.

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Israeli road hazard warning app Nexar raises $30 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Nexar, whose technology warns drivers of real-time road hazards, said on Wednesday it raised $30 million in a financing round led by Ibex Ventures.

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EU ambassador says he expects release of Swedish citizen detained by China

BEIJING (Reuters) - The European Union's Ambassador to China Hans Dietmar Schweisgut said on Wednesday he expects Chinese authorities to immediately release Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai.

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Google, Tencent, Sequoia China join $15 million funding for pharma startup XtalPi

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Sequoia Capital China have joined a $15 million B series funding round for Boston- and Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence (AI) pharmaceutical firm XtalPi Inc.

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Google, Tencent, Sequoia China join $15 mln funding for pharma startup XtalPi

BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Sequoia Capital China have joined a $15 million B series funding round for Boston- and Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence (AI) pharmaceutical firm XtalPi Inc.

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Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs: source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is buying Boston-based software company Confirm Inc, which specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, a person familiar with the acquisition said on Tuesday.

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KKR-backed cyber firm Optiv expands into Europe with deals in mind

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Optiv Security, an acquisitive Denver-based company backed by private equity firm KKR, is expanding into Europe where it will offer its cyber security management and consultancy services, executives said on Tuesday.

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China says it has no information on seized Swedish citizen

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had no information on a detained Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller, Gui Minhai, after his daughter said he was seized from a train bound for the capital, Beijing.

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BRIEF-Talanx Buys Turkish Non-Life Business of Liberty Mutual Group

* SAYS HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE 99.4 PERCENT OF THE SHARES IN LIBERTY SIGORTA A.S., THE TURKISH NON-LIFE SUBSIDIARY OF US-BASED LIBERTY MUTUAL GROUP‍​

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 23

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18 points higher at 7,733.1 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * PRUDENTIAL: Britain's largest insurer Prudential said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its consumer finance business in Vietnam to a unit of South Korea's Shinhan Financial Group 055550.KS for $151 million. * SHELL: Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has hired a former executive of U.S.-based First Solar to lead its solar energy business in Latin Am

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China online quiz craze lures prize seekers, tech giants

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - It seems like a game everyone wins: some of China's biggest tech companies, looking to hook in new consumers, are using cash prizes to draw millions of contenders to mobile-based online quiz shows.

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Shell hires solar chief for Latam -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has hired a former executive of U.S.-based First Solar to lead its solar energy business in Latin America, a source said on Monday, as the industry invests in renewable energy to address global concerns about carbon emissions.

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Biotech M&A takes off as Sanofi and Celgene spend $20 billion

(Reuters) - Biotech deal activity exploded on Monday with French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S.-based Celgene spending a combined total of more than $20 billion to add new products for hemophilia and cancer to their medicine cabinets.