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Rocky markets giving macro funds a boost

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Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) – Hedge funds that bet on bonds, currencies, stocks and commodities are......

Glencore prepares to pay up to $1.5 bln to settle U.S., UK, Brazil probes

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Glencore agrees settlements in U.S., Brazil Glencore Energy (UK) charged with bribery over oil operations UK sentencing hearing called for June 21 LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) said on Tuesday it anticipates paying up to $1.5 billion to settle accusations of bribery and market manipulation by U.S.,......

Oh Snap! Social media stocks lose billions after Snapchat parent warning

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A woman stands in front of the logo of Snap Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, NY, U.S. March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 24 (Reuters) – Snap Inc (SNAP.N) shares plunged......

Shareholders back Shell’s climate strategy after raucous meeting

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LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Shareholders backed Shell’s (SHEL.L) climate strategy in a meeting on Tuesday that was disrupted by dozens of climate protesters, while a climate activist proposal from the Follow This group received fewer votes than last year. It followed a Dutch court ruling in May 2021, telling......

Exclusive: Petrobras warned of diesel shortages before CEO ouster

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May 24 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Petrobras alerted the government last week that diesel pumps could run dry this year if the oil company does not sell fuels at market prices, according to four people close to discussions and an internal presentation seen by Reuters. Just days later, President Jair Bolsonaro......

Palantir, Trafigura aim to track carbon emissions for the oil industry

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The logo of U.S. software company Palantir Technologies is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR.N) and global commodities trader Trafigura have set......

Dividend payouts hit first quarter record, but outlook rocky

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U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Mining and oil firms led an 11% jump in dividend payouts to a first-quarter record of $302.5 billion, according to......

Zoom raises full-year profit view on strong enterprise demand

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Small toy figures are seen in front of the Zoom logo in this illustration picture taken March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast on Monday, betting on......

EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka picks Lazard, Clifford Chance as advisers for landmark debt restructuring -sources

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The logo and trading information for Lazard Ltd appear on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO/LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has hired heavyweight......

JPMorgan raises 2022 interest income outlook, shares rally 7%

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A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York City May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) lifted its forecast for interest income and affirmed its......

Best Buy earnings expected to fan inflation gloom gripping America’s retailers

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A person enters a Best Buy store in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – Expectations are running low for electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc’s (BBY.N) quarterly earnings on Tuesday after results from......

Majority shareholders vote in favor of delisting Didi from New York

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A screen displays trading information for ride-hailing giant Didi Global on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 3, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global will delist......

Rouble gains around 4%, heading back towards multi-year highs

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A Russian rouble banknote is placed on euro banknotes in this illustration taken March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – The Russian rouble firmed around 4% against the dollar and euro on Monday, heading back towards multi-year highs......

UK’s Kingfisher boosted by ‘grow your own’ plant sales

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General view of a B&Q DIY store, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Chiswick, London, Britain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – British home improvement retailer Kingfisher (KGF.L) reported first quarter sales significantly......

Siemens Energy sees ‘need for action’ in turbine unit takeover plan

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MADRID, May 23 (Reuters) – Siemens Energy (ENR1n.DE) does not yet see signs of a recovery at wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa (SGREN.MC), its chief executive said on Monday after launching a bid for minority holdings in the struggling unit. Siemens Energy announced the bid on Saturday after facing pressure......

Norway oil firm Okea to initiate dividend, buy North Sea assets

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OSLO, May 23 (Reuters) – Norwegian independent petroleum firm Okea (OKEA.OL) announced its first dividend payment on Monday and separately said it agreed to buy a portfolio of mostly oil-producing North Sea assets from Germany’s Wintershall Dea. Okea, which went public in 2019, said it will pay 0.90 Norwegian crown......

Philippine tech retailer Upson files for up to $103 mln IPO

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MANILA, May 23 (Reuters) – Upson International Corp (UIC), the largest retailer of personal computers and information technology products in the Philippines, said on Monday it has filed for an IPO of up to 5.4 billion pesos ($103.81 million). UIC plans to offer up to 986.8 million shares, including an......

U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

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ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were......

Swiss Re, UBS among founding buyers in carbon removal scheme

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Insurance firm Swiss Re (SRENH.S) and banking giant UBS (UBSG.S) are among five founding buyers of credits from a scheme set up by a Swiss company to drive down the cost of taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Even with pledges of huge reductions......

Israel’s Oil Refineries posts Q1 loss, refining margins rise

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JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) – Israel’s Oil Refineries (ORL) (ORL.TA) swung to a loss in the first quarter, as a revaluation of futures contracts offset a jump in revenue amid a steep rise in global oil prices. ORL, Israel’s largest refining and petrochemicals group also known as Bazan, said on......

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