China Vice Premier Liu soothes tech firms, supports overseas listings

China Vice Premier Liu soothes tech firms, supports overseas listings

China’s Vice Premier Liu He exits the office of the US Trade Representative following a morning round of negotiations on the second day of last ditch trade talks in Washington, US, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 17 (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Liu He … Read more

Allianz to pay $6 billion in US fraud case, fund manager charged

Allianz to pay $6 billion in US fraud case, fund manager charged

NEW YORK/MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) agreed to pay more than $6 billion and its US asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of its Structured Alpha funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and … Read more

Shanghai hits prized ‘zero COVID’ status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai hits prized 'zero COVID' status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai goes three days with no new community infections Only a few signs of a gradual re-opening Amcham warns COVID controls hamper foreign investment SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 17 (Reuters) – Shanghai achieved its long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones on Tuesday but most residents will have to put … Read more

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

Musk seeks proof on share of spam bot on Twitter for deal to progress

May 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44 billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shows proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of its total users, hours after suggesting he could seek a lower price for the company. “My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings … Read more

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children

A firefighter from the Marins-Pompiers of Marseille (Marseille Naval Fire Battalion) administers a nasal swab to a child at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marseille, France, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent … Read more

Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

Johnny Depp's attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden … Read more

China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

China's economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

April industrial output unexpectedly falls y/y April retail sales fall faster than expected Nationwide jobless rate highest since Feb 2020 Fixed asset investment growth slower than f’cast BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – China’s retail and factory activity fell sharply in April as wide COVID-19 lockdowns confined workers and consumers to their homes and severely disrupted … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents Curbs have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Maker of Walmart, Amazon store-brand infant formulas expects shortages through rest of 2022

EXCLUSIVE Maker of Walmart, Amazon store-brand infant formulas expects shortages through rest of 2022

Empty shelves show a shortage of baby formula at a Target store in San Antonio, Texas, US May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Perrigo Company PLC (PRGO.N), which makes store-brand baby formulas for retailers including Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Amazon.com … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tesla puts India entry plan on hold after deadlock on tariffs-sources

EXCLUSIVE Tesla puts India entry plan on hold after deadlock on tariffs-sources

NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has put on hold plans to sell electric cars in India, abandoned a search for showroom space and reassigned some of its domestic team after failing to secure lower import taxes, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The decision caps more than a year … Read more