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Thursday, 23 November
Uber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal
4h ago - TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack - something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has led to a series of scandals.
Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources
8h ago - (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.
Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution
2h ago - SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.
Tesla cranks up big battery in Australia
37m ago - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday.
Centrica loses 823,000 energy supply customers in four months
14m ago - LONDON (Reuters) - Centrica, owner of Britain's largest energy supplier British Gas, lost 823,000 accounts in the four months from the end of June to the end of October, but remains on track to meet its 2017 targets, it said on Thursday.
Remy Cointreau's first-half profits lifted by demand in China
41m ago - PARIS (Reuters) - French spirits group Remy Cointreau kept its full-year profit growth goal after robust demand for its luxury cognac in China and in the main U.S. market boosted half-year results.
Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype
35m ago - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Inc's (>> Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.
UK sees weak growth, more borrowing, but Hammond says will spend
8h ago - LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit-bound Britain slashed its economic growth forecasts and ramped up its borrowing plans going into the 2020s, but Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a number of spending steps aimed at winning back voters.
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