SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese online wealth management giant Lufax will launch its first overseas platform in Singapore, the company said on Monday, as a more welcoming regulatory environment gave... [Source]
(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.
GAZA (Reuters) - The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, raising residents' hopes for easier passage in and out of the impoverished enclave.
BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S....
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a...
Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power once the 93-year-old was ready to relinquish them.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago said on Thursday that Endo International's Auxilium unit was not responsible for the heart attack a man suffered while using the company's testosterone replacement drug Testim.
(Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approvals for Roche's Gazyva to include previously untreated follicular lymphoma, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to strengthen its portfolio of blood cancer medicines.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, serving as the...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - CONCACAF's governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.
LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.
BARCELONA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The finance chief of Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML said on Thursday the company was currently buying back its own shares and expected to announce an new buyback programme in January.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening U.N. sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.
A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.
BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14
* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canadian grocery and pharmacy chain Loblaw Cos Ltd said on Wednesday it is tying up with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer home delivery service in Toronto and Vancouver, as it tries to carve out more market share in a brutal retail sector.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train bumped into another at a station on Wednesday injuring 28 people, authorities said, the latest mishap on the transit system in a city-state that has long prided itself on its efficient public services.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".
BEIJING (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.
BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-state's railways.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another train that was stationary near a station in the city state's western area and some injuries were reported, the country's Straits Times newspaper reported.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month high, a...
OTTAWA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday launched a NAFTA trade challenge against the U.S. Commerce Department's decision earlier this month to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports, the foreign ministry in Ottawa said in a statement.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian investigators on Tuesday said they had opened a criminal case into suspected extortion by officials at a sister anti-corruption agency, based partly on information from a whistleblower who also implicated the president's office.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top economist at Pacific Investment Management Co on Tuesday said global markets are stuck in a low interest rate environment that has siphoned fear from investors who may be...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime.
MANILA (Reuters) - As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied.
In announcing plans to take up a challenge to California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post information about low-cost abortion services, the Supreme Court will return to familiar yet rocky ground pitting speech rights against abortion rights. Such cases turning on the First AmendmentÂ sometimes become proxies for the larger, enduring fight over a woman's right to end a pregnancy.
A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot rashly launch a nuclear strike, according to multiple sources.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States.
On Monday afternoon, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore in the increasingly-unlikely event the Alabama Republican nominee wins a special election on December 12.
BRIEF-Wesbanco says First Sentry Bancshares to pay co termination fee of $3 million upon merger agreement termination
* Wesbanco - If merger agreement with First Sentry Bancshares terminated, First Sentry may be obligated to pay co termination fee of $3 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2zFKH7d] Further company coverage:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California Public Employeesâ€™ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility,...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers defending three former soccer officials at trial on U.S. corruption charges strove to distance their clients from a scandal that has engulfed the sport as they delivered opening statements to jurors on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Smith's "The Thrill of it All" scored the British singer's first No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, edging out new releases by Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan on Monday,
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis plans to plow through doubts over its canakinumab drug by asking regulators this year to approve the medicine as a treatment for a group of heart attack survivors that the Swiss drugmaker says is most likely to benefit.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would fund rural media outlets in Hungary to help train and equip journalists in defense of an independent media it sees subject to growing pressure and intimidation.
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.
The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.
SINGAPORE/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, stemming from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.
TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's JERA Co, the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said it received the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone project in Australia.
A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims' voices. CNN's Kaylee Hartung describes the scene.
TUNIS (Reuters) - A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.
The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.
DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week.
Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday for saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin over senior US intelligence officials when he says his country didn't interfere in the 2016 election.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair is to increase the number of pilots it employs directly and hire more staff to respond to their queries as part of a new program to improve its pilot management, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican tax bill helped soothe nerves in the municipal bond market on Friday, just over a week after the House of Representatives proposed changes that...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether Volkswagen illegally disclosed information about its emissions scandal to third parties, adding to the carmaker's legal headaches more than two years after the scandal broke.
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that fell short of Wall Street expectations, saying the massive breach of its consumer data earlier this year would hurt sales...
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said sales topped 10 billion yuan ($1.51 billion) in just over three minutes from the opening of Singles' Day, an annual online discount sales gala that has become the world's biggest shopping spree.
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Multi-manager hedge funds, often star performers, have recovered from below-par returns in 2016, with investors adding $1.2 billion to them during the first three quarters...
SHANGHAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - General Electric Co and a Chinese state fund set up for the Belt and Road trade initiative plan to jointly establish an energy infrastructure investment platform, China's government said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors favored international stock markets, pushing $4.1 billion into equity funds focused abroad during the most recent week, dodging risks at home, Lipper data showed...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian museum has teamed up with computer giant International Business Machines Corp to count the country's native frog population, and they want amphibian enthusiasts to jump on board.
(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a quarterly profit on Thursday, compared with a year-ago loss, driven by a tight control on expenses amid a decline in print advertising sales.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it has begun distributing $772.5 million from a $4.05 billion fund to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, ending a nearly nine-year wait...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China may delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is grappling with a controversy that refuses to go away, a month after rainwater flooded a tunnel of its mass rapid transit (MRT) service, leading to the partial suspension of train runs at weekends.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.
FRANKFURT/PARIS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Opel said on Thursday that it will shift its entire model lineup onto PSA Group faster than previously planned, as the Peugeot maker pursues 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings from its acquisition of the loss-making German brand.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday that first-half operating profit had more than doubled, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit that it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.
SINGAPORE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Thai Vietjet, an offshoot of rapidly growing Vietnamese airline group Vietjet Aviation JSC , has had its operating licence recertified by Thai authorities, allowing it to launch a new international route, the parent company said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department over his efforts to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program during his time as an unpaid adviser to...
(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly revenue topped market estimates on Wednesday as higher advertising sales and revenue from traditional and online distributors boosted its cable business.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban opposition leaders said they failed to get anyone nominated as a candidate for municipal elections, falling at the first hurdle as the Communist-run island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of Castro brothers' rule.
Nov 8 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Enchilada oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut and all associated production has been stopped after a fire on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said.
BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline says â€results of first study assessing levels of organ damage in patients with active SLE
* SAYS â€RESULTS OF FIRST STUDY ASSESSING LEVELS OF ORGAN DAMAGE IN PATIENTS WITH ACTIVE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE) TREATED WITH BENLYSTA (BELIMUMAB) PLUS STANDARD OF CARE (SOC) VERSUS SOC ALONâ€‹E
Nov 8 (Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday launched domestic operations in India allowing indian consumers to use PayPal to shop online at some of India's most popular businesses.
BRIEF-Northwestern Corp says on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 mln principal amount of co's Montana first mortgage bonds
* Northwestern Corp - â€on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 million principal amount of company's Montana first mortgage bonds - SEC filingâ€‹ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2iHnhGa) Further company coverage:
BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.
BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Sansiri Pcl said on Wednesday it would invest $80 million in overseas markets, including a 35 percent stake purchase in a U.S.-based hotel chain, as the Thai real estate developer seeks to expand beyond its core business.
* Says launches domestic operations in India Source text - [Mumbai, India - November 8, 2017 - Global technology platform and digital leader PayPal Hondings Inc. today announced the launch of domestic operations in India.] Further company coverage:
(Reuters) - Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board after being clobbered by Wall Street for another quarter of slowing user growth.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A San Francisco investment fund manager was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal corruption trial of Norman Seabrook, the former head of New York Cityâ€™s correction officersâ€™ union, and Murray Huberfeld, a co-founder of defunct hedge fund Platinum...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berlin-based Neufund said it has raised 10 million euros ($11.6 million) from private investors for its fund-raising platform, the first ever that will allow companies to issue a token or digital currency that will represent equity.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving unit is launching a ride-hailing service for the general public with no human driver behind the steering wheel and has been testing such fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.