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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.,......

U.S. prepares renewal of Chevron’s Venezuela license without broader terms -sources

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A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is getting ready to renew in the coming days Chevron Corp’s (CVX.N) license to operate in......

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......

Beijing ramps up COVID quarantines, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

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Beijing sends 1,800 to quarantine in Hebei – media Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Beijing curbs cannot ease Shanghai stocks record biggest drop in a month Airbnb latest Western internet firm to exit China BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak......

Samsung to invest $356 billion over five years in strategic sectors

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SEOUL, May 24 (Reuters) – Samsung Group will invest 450 trillion won ($356 billion) in the next five years to accelerate growth in semiconductors, biopharmaceutical and other next-generation technologies, Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said. South Korea’s top conglomerate said on Tuesday the investments through 2026 are expected to help Samsung drive......

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......

Dollar bounces as Snapchat sours mood; Aussie, kiwi sink

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U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed in this illustration taken, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The safe-haven dollar clawed back some of its overnight losses on Tuesday and the yen also strengthened as U.S. stock futures......

Asia stocks restrained as U.S. futures retreat

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Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average inside a conference hall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets : Nikkei dips as U.S.......

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......

Sub-prime lender Amigo given lifeline by UK court

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – British sub-prime lender Amigo (AMGO.L) has been granted court approval to pay compensation to past customers mis-sold loans and a chance to stay in business and resume lending, the company said on Monday. Amigo has been fighting for its life in the courts for more......

BlackRock moves to sidelines on developed market equities

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NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – BlackRock Investment Institute cut its ratings of developed market (DM) equities to “neutral” from “overweight” on Monday, citing the U.S. Federal Reserve’s potentially overzealous efforts to curb inflation and signs of economic slowdown in China. Regarding the Fed’s ramped-up rhetoric “vowing to bring inflation......

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......

AstraZeneca says EU regulator approves COVID shot as booster

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May 23 (Reuters) – Drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, has been approved in the European Union by the bloc’s drugs regulator as a third-dose booster in adults following a committee endorsement last week. The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose......

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......

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