StanChart sees further cuts to bad loan provisions in China, India HONG KONG (Reuters) – Standard Chartered expects to further cut provisions for bad loans in its key markets of China and India, and is also looking to lower exposure to the heavy industry sector, the…
UPDATE 1-UK opens corruption probe into Airbus jet sales PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has
launched a formal investigation into suspected fraud, bribery
and corruption in connection with commercial plane sales by
Airbus, parent company Airbus Group said on Sunday.
Indonesia arrests six suspected of plotting Singapore ‘rocket attack’ JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police arrested six suspected militants on Friday who they believed to be linked to the Islamic State group and plotting a rocket attack on Singapore, authorities in Indonesia and Singapore said.
Washington police officer charged with helping Islamic State WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Washington transit police officer was arrested on Wednesday on charges he attempted to help the Islamic State, the U.S. Justice Department said, the first member of law enforcement facing such charges involving a government-designated terrorist group.
Latin American tax clampdown latest threat to Swiss bank accounts LONDON (Reuters) – Switzerland’s private bankers fear cash-strapped Latin American countries pursuing billions of dollars in unpaid taxes will push the region’s wealthy to pull cash from their Swiss…
July returns give some hedge funds something to cheer about BOSTON (Reuters) – After months of disappointing returns, hedge funds finally have something to brag about, posting their best returns of the year in July when stocks rebounded.
Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter’s atmosphere, study shows CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Scientists have long wondered why Jupiter’s upper atmosphere has temperatures similar to those of Earth, even though the biggest planet in the solar system is five times farther away from the sun.
Clinton mural painted over after bikini and niqab fail to fit (Reuters) – A mural in the Australian city of Melbourne of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a revealing swimsuit, that was later updated to show her in a niqab, has been painted over.
Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep’s heirs reach ripe old age LONDON (Reuters) – The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine.
European money market reforms to have global impact: Morgan Stanley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Proposed money market reforms in Europe could raise short-term borrowing costs for banks around the world if some funds shun bank debt in favor of owning only government…
Turkey’s Erdogan vows to cut off revenues of Gulen-linked businesses ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to choke off businesses linked to the U.S.-based cleric he blames for an attempted coup, describing his schools, firms and charities as “nests of terrorism” and promising no mercy in rooting them out.
Trump’s economic advisory group clashes with populist image WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past.
Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it’s night OSLO (Reuters) – Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, the time of day when they find sea water least hospitable, a study said on Monday.
Bradley Cooper develops HBO miniseries about rise of ISIS militant group (Reuters) – Actor Bradley Cooper is developing a TV miniseries based on a book about the rise of Islamic State militants, a show the author hopes will help Americans understand how the group came about.Catfish spawn climate solution for Kenya’s dryland farmers MBEERE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Farmers in Kenya’s eastern and northern drylands have found a way to stay afloat as water becomes scarcer: cultivating catfish.
Gloria DeHaven, perky star of 1940s-50s Hollywood musicals, dies at age 91 Gloria DeHaven, the perky singing actress who starred in a parade of breezy Hollywood musicals in the 1940s and 1950s and gave Frank Sinatra his first big-screen kiss, has died at age 91, her agent said on Monday.Senior ex-CIA official: Putin made Trump ‘an unwitting agent’ of Russia (Reuters) – A former top CIA official attacked Donald Trump on Friday as a danger to national security, saying President Vladimir Putin had made the Republican presidential candidate an “unwitting agent” of Russia.
Trump, looking to right his campaign ship, plans to endorse Ryan DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump took steps to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party establishment on Friday with reported plans to endorse U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan after expressing coolness toward him earlier this week.
Have faith, it’s getting cleaner, says Bolt RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Usain Bolt waltzed in to sprinkle a bucket of stardust over Rio on Monday, and while there were Samba smiles and dancing girls, the biggest name at the Olympics could not escape the ever-present specter of doping.
Exclusive: Honeywell explores acquisition of JDA Software – sources (Reuters) – Honeywell International Inc is in talks to acquire JDA Software Group Inc, in a deal that could value the U.S. supply chain management software company at around $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
U.S. says it will not recognize South China Sea exclusion zone WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as “destabilizing,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday.
Where’s the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Twilio quarterly revenue jumps 70 percent Aug 8 (Reuters) – Twilio Inc, a developer-focused
messaging and voice services provider, reported a 70 percent
jump in quarterly revenue in its first report since going public
in June, driven by demand.
Comic actress Lily Tomlin to get Screen Actors Guild lifetime award (Reuters) – Lily Tomlin, one of America’s most enduring comic actresses, will receive a lifetime achievement award in January from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the group announced on Thursday.
Google executive departs self-driving car project Aug 5 (Reuters) – Chris Urmson, an executive who was
instrumental in building Google’s self-driving car project, said
on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years.
Burger King launches Whopperrito in U.S. outlets (Reuters) – Burger King’s popular Whopper is getting a Tex-Mex twist.
UPDATE 1-Crescent Point Energy pipeline leaks oil in Saskatchewan field Aug 3 (Reuters) – A Crescent Point Energy pipeline
in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan leaked 100 cubic metres
(630 barrels) of oil emulsion on Tuesday, a government official
said on Wednesday.
Bristol-Myers’ Opdivo fails lung cancer trial; shares plunge (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its blockbuster immunotherapy, Opdivo, failed to slow progression of symptoms in previously untreated patients with advanced lung cancer in a late-stage study, a major setback expected to benefit Merck & Co’s rival medicine.
Cool temperatures, few mosquitoes make Games Zika-free, so far RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – So far, at the Olympics many feared would be the Zika Games, so good.
Second ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie coming in Nov 2018, studio says (Reuters) – The second movie in the Harry Potter spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts” will be released in November 2018, Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros said on Wednesday, promising “much more on the horizon” from the boy-wizard franchise.