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India’s Mahindra to explore more partnerships for EV parts -CEO

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Anish Shah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of India’s Mahindra Group, poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Aditya Kalra Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May......

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......

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......

Hyundai Motor Group to invest $5 billion in U.S. through 2025

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SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it plans to invest an additional $5 billion in the United States through 2025 to strengthen its collaboration with U.S. firms in diverse technologies, such as robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Hyundai Motor Group, which......

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China, Financial Times reports

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Fishing boats with Chinese national flags are seen at a harbour in Tanmen, Hainan province, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Megha Rajagopalan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – U.S., Japan, Australia, and India will unveil a maritime initiative at the Quad summit in Tokyo to......

Biden says first shipments of baby formula flying in from Europe this weekend

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May 20 (Reuters) – The first shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a critical shortage in the United States should begin arriving this weekend, President Joe Biden said on Friday amid criticism of his administration’s handling of the issue. Biden said on Twitter the initial military cargo plane......

Factbox: The Great Rebrand: Western business reborn in Russia under new names

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May 20 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will reopen the branches under a new name yet to be decided – the most high-profile rebranding so far of companies extricating themselves from Russia. read more Scores of......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

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May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

Wall Street ends mixed, Tesla falls

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A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on......

Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

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VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 20 (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS), a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tonnes, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on......

Hit reality TV shows display African glitz and glamour

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JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) – Dripping with champagne, diamonds and catty dialogue, two made-in-Africa reality TV series have transfixed viewers on the continent, showcasing ritzy lifestyles that are a far cry from stereotypical images of African hardship. On Netflix’s “Young, Famous & African”, a group of music and showbiz celebrities......

Biden arrives in S.Korea with first stop at Samsung

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OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday, the first stop on his first trip to Asia as president, where his attempts to counter China’s influence and build economic ties are likely to be overshadowed by North Korean threats. Biden......

Australia’s Woolworths offers to buy majority stake in MyDeal.com

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People walk past a Woolworths supermarket following the easing of restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Australia’s Woolworths Group (WOW.AX) on Friday offered......

Musk says ‘Tesla is on my mind 24/7’ amid concerns about Twitter distraction

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday that “Tesla is on my mind 24/7,” trying to soothe investor worries about him being distracted by a Twitter (TWTR.N) deal that has depressed stocks at the electric car company. Posting a picture showing a woman......

McDonald’s to sell Russia restaurants to local operator, rebrand

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A sign with the logo is on display outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Omsk, Russia May 18, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Investors jolted as U.S. retailers show inflation hitting consumers

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NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – The evidence of red-hot inflation seeping into the economy is sending a chill through investors after major U.S. retailers showed people are cutting back on buying bigger ticket items as they just try and get by. Investors wiped almost 25% off Target (TGT.N) shares......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Kohl’s loses two senior executives as it looks for a buyer

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The sign outside a Kohl’s store is seen in Broomfield, Colorado February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 18 (Reuters) – Kohl’s Corp (KSS.N) said on Wednesday two of its senior executives are stepping down from their roles, as the U.S. department......

Performing artists push for copyright protection from AI deepfakes

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AI is increasingly common in entertainment, audio Performers fear losing work and rights to tech Calls for new legal protections over performances TBILISI, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend messaged voice actor Bev Standing to ask whether she was the voice of TikTok’s text-to-speech feature, the Canadian......

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