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EXCLUSIVE-Biden’s electric vehicle plan includes battery recycling push

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By Trevor Hunnicutt, Ernest Scheyder June 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s strategy to make the United States a powerhouse in electric vehicles will include boosting domestic recycling of batteries to reuse lithium and other metals, according to government officials. As Biden makes fighting climate change and competing with China......

Senate votes to confirm Mallory to lead White House environmental council

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WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Brenda Mallory as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a key role that is central to federal environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects and coordinating the administration’s environmental justice and climate change policies. Mallory......

Chinese Internet firms pledge to avoid anti-competitive behaviors

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FILE PHOTO: A Baidu sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – A dozen Chinese Internet platform companies pledged to avoid anti-competitive behaviors such as forcing vendors to use their platform exclusively, according to a......

Holt to head KPMG’s UK arm ahead of Carillion probe outcome

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FILE PHOTO: The KPMG logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause//File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Global accountants KPMG said on Monday that Jon Holt has been elected by partners to head its 2.3 billion pound ($3.17 billion) UK......

China’s Ant Group to become financial holding company: central bank

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FILE PHOTO: A thermal imaging camera is seen in front of a logo of Ant Group at the headquarters of Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Ant Financial, the fintech affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd,......

Breakingviews – Fine leaves sharp sword hanging over Alibaba

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – Alibaba is entering a long probation. A $2.8 billion fine for preventing sellers from using rival sites is a light penalty for the......

Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks: SonntagsZeitung

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA questioned Credit Suisse over risks in its dealings with now-insolvent finance firm Greensill Capital “months” before......

Exclusive: China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

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BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office......

China’s Alibaba hit with record $2.75 billion antitrust fine

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(Reuters) – Chinese regulators said on Saturday they have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd a domestic record $2.75 billion for antitrust violations, amid an unprecedented regulatory crackdown on Jack Ma’s company and other technology conglomerates. FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front......

China regulators fine Alibaba $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) – around 4% of its revenues in 2019 – for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its......

U.S. adds Chinese supercomputing entities to economic blacklist

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday it was adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist for assisting Chinese military The department is......

Exclusive: World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are planning to launch a platform to advise poor countries on funding climate and conservation activities, amid a broader push that could link such spending to debt relief, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: International......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

Morgan Stanley plans to raise dividend when Fed allows: letter

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FILE PHOTO: People take photos by the Morgan Stanley building in Times Square in New York City, New York U.S., February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley plans to increase the dividend it pays shareholders when restrictions are lifted by the Federal Reserve, according to......

Nine EU advisers threaten walkout over sustainable finance row

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BRUSSELS, April 1 (Reuters) – Nine members of the expert group advising the European Union on its sustainable finance rules have threatened to step down if Brussels pushes ahead with plans that they say would discredit its efforts to fight climate change. The European Commission is attempting to finish its......

Analog Devices get EU nod for $21 billion Maxim buy

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Analog Devices (ADI) has gained unconditional EU antitrust clearance for its $21 billion acquisition of rival Maxim Integrated, its biggest ever deal, a filing on the European Commission website showed on Thursday. ADI is seeking to boost its market share in automotive and 5G chipmaking......

Exclusive: China considering new bourse to attract overseas-listed firms – sources

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China is considering establishing a stock exchange to attract overseas-listed firms and bolster the global status of its onshore share markets, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters near the building of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)......

Britain will focus crypto rules on stablecoins, minister says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will focus first on regulating stablecoins rather than the broader cryptocurrency market, its financial services minister said on Tuesday, citing the threat to competition should any major private effort dominate the emerging field. Facebook Inc’s move in 2019 to introduce its own stablecoin Diem, then known......

BOJ warns of rising credit costs among financial institutions

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese financial institutions have seen credit costs rise this fiscal year due to uncertainty over the business......

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