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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......

Oil climbs in tight market as U.S. driving season looms

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A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, May 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose......

Asia stocks weighed by inflation concerns, China tech selling

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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG,......

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......

EXCLUSIVE General Atlantic plans $2 billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

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The logo of the upcoming World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) is pictured on a window at the congress center, in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – Global private equity......

India’s top crypto app CoinSwitch calls for regulatory ‘peace, certainty’

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Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – India must establish rules on cryptocurrencies to resolve regulatory uncertainty, protect investors and boost its crypto sector,......

Saudi Arabia’s Alwaleed to sell 16.87% of Kingdom Holding to PIF for $1.5 bln

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Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal attends the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, May 22 (Reuters) – Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s powerful sovereign......

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......

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21......

Siemens Energy makes 4.1 billion euro bid for remaining Siemens Gamesa stake

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A model of a wind turbine with the Siemens Gamesa logo is displayed outside the annual general shareholders meeting in Zamudio, Spain, June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, May 21 (Reuters) – Siemens Energy (ENR1n.DE) on Saturday said it would offer......

Earthquake hits north of Norway’s Svalbard, no reports of damage

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OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck north of the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, though police said there were no reports of any injuries or damage. The quake happened 725 km (450 miles) north of Svalbard at a......

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......

Russia stops Finland gas flows over payments dispute

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A view shows valves near a drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom company, at Bovanenkovo gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, May 21......

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......

Lebanon recovery plan includes central bank debt write-off, haircuts to depositors

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun heads a final cabinet meeting before the government enters a caretaker status at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon May 20, 2022. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s government foresees cancelling “a large part”......

Russia makes early debt payment dash to dodge default

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The skyscrapers of the Moscow International Business Centre, also known as “Moskva-City”, are seen just after sunset in Moscow, Russia July 12, 2018. Picture taken July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Moscow was due to pay $100 mln on two Eurobonds on......

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