Economists sound the alarm over UK’s post-Brexit finance plans

A view of the London skyline shows the City of London financial district, seen from St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Britain February 25, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – More than 50 economists warned on Monday that Britain’s post-Brexit plans to boost… Continue reading Economists sound the alarm over UK’s post-Brexit finance plans

China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

April industrial output unexpectedly falls y/y April retail sales falls 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… Continue reading China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 12 (Reuters) – California regulators on Thursday rejected a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, dealing a setback to Governor Gavin Newsom, who had supported the project as a partial solution for the state’s sustained drought. The California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject the proposal by Poseidon Water, controlled… Continue reading California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

French police to investigate vandalism behind internet outage

PARIS, April 27 (Reuters) – The Paris prosecutor’s office said it has opened a probe into the causes of a major internet outage which affected France’s telecommunications network on Wednesday following reports of coordinated acts of vandalism. The French Telecoms Federation said attacks of vandalism had impacted telecoms networks in several regions, including the Ile-de-France… Continue reading French police to investigate vandalism behind internet outage

Deutsche Bank not financing controversial African oil pipeline, source says

FRANKFURT, May 15 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is not financing a pipeline in Africa that environmental campaigners have said will displace thousands of families and disrupt nature reserves, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Germany’s largest lender has come under pressure to clarify its stance on the financing of the… Continue reading Deutsche Bank not financing controversial African oil pipeline, source says

Wall Street Week Ahead: Signs of market bottom elude investors after steep selloff

“Stock Exchange” is seen over an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wall St. in New York City, US, March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Investors are studying an array of indicators for clues on how much further… Continue reading Wall Street Week Ahead: Signs of market bottom elude investors after steep selloff

D-Wave sets up latest quantum computer in California

A D-Wave 2X quantum computer is pictured during a media tour of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 12 (Reuters) – Vancouver-based quantum computing firm D-Wave Systems Inc said on Thursday… Continue reading D-Wave sets up latest quantum computer in California

Bitcoin eyes record losing streak as ‘stablecoin’ collapse crushes crypto

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, May 13 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies nursed large losses on Friday, with bitcoin pinned below $30,000 and set for a record… Continue reading Bitcoin eyes record losing streak as ‘stablecoin’ collapse crushes crypto