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Column: Hedge funds more bullish on crude as sanctions loom

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Investors grew significantly more bullish on petroleum prices last week in response to an increasing likelihood that EU sanctions on Russia’s exports that will intensify global oil shortages. Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the equivalent of 56 million barrels in the six most......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

Credit Suisse hires Barclays banker to run Iberia investment banking

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Logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at a branch office in Bern, Switzerland May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse has hired a senior Barclays dealmaker to lead its investment banking business in Spain......

Russian rouble rallies to March 2018 level against dollar

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A picture illustration shows Russian rouble banknotes of various denominations on a table in Warsaw, Poland, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – The Russian rouble gained more than 7% against the dollar on Friday, hitting levels last......

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......

U.S. banks’ 2021 hiring show lenders are seeking talent far beyond Wall Street

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NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – More than half of the new employees banks and other financial services companies hired in 2021 are based in Orlando, Dallas and other cities – far from Wall Street – as the battle for talent pushed companies to cast a wider net for candidates,......

G7 agree on $18.4 bln to keep Ukraine running, ready with more

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G7 agree $18.4 bln financing for Ukraine KOENIGSWINTER, Germany, May 19 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven’s financial leaders agreed on Thursday on $18.4 billion to help Ukraine pay its bills in coming months and said they were ready to stand by Kyiv throughout its war with Russia and do......

Centennial, Colgate Energy combine to create $7 bln oil producer

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May 19 (Reuters) – Centennial Resource Development Inc (CDEV.O) and Colgate Energy Partners III LLC have agreed to a merger of equals, the companies said on Thursday, creating a $7 billion Permian Basin-focused U.S. oil and gas producer. The deal comes when global crude prices have surged after sanctions on......

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......

Euro rises with focus on ECB tightening path, Swiss Franc rises

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Euro rises, focus on rate hike bets Dollar takes a breather after recent gains Swiss Franc at multi-week highs after SNB hawkish turn Graphic: World FX rates May 19 (Reuters) – The euro rose on Thursday as investors priced in the chance of an aggressive near-term tightening path by the......

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