BUSINESS

Fines, Withdrawals, Job Cuts. It Was an Ugly Day for Global Banks – Bloomberg »

Even before the opening bell in New York, Thursday looked like a grim day for some of the giants of global banking. But few expected the barrage of bad news…

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OPEC ‘Capitulation’ Still Leaves Hurdles for U.S. Shale Drillers – Bloomberg »

OPEC finally blinked in its two-year price war with U.S. oil producers. Whether that translates into a financial victory for the American shale industry remains to be seen. Oil prices…

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FINANCE

Telstra invests in Indonesian, Philippines finance ecommerce companies – ZDNet »

Telstra’s venture capital arm Telstra Ventures has announced a strategic investment in C88, which owns and runs the largest consumer…

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UBS To Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance System – CIO … – Wall Street Journal (blog) »

UBS Group AG, after experimenting with blockchain technology for about two years, plans to build a trade finance system that…

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Clawback emerges as a vital weapon in finance – Financial Times »

Clawback emerges as a vital weapon in finance – Financial Times}…

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Digital finance ‘vital for Africa’ – BDlive »

BUDAPEST — The prevalence of cash in sub-Saharan African economies continues to fuel financial exclusion, preventing small businesses from accessing…

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TECHNOLOGY

Waze carpooling service now available to all users in San Francisco area – The Verge »

Google’s Waze Rider service, which lets people carpool to and from work with drivers using the Waze app, has come out of its pilot program and is now widely available in the San Francisco area. It’s been rolling out to users over the last several weeks,…

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Microsoft combines Cortana and Bing with Microsoft Research to accelerate new features – PCWorld »

On Thursday, Microsoft took the unusual step of combining its Bing and Cortana product teams with Microsoft Research, in a bid to accelerate innovation for both the search engine and the digital assistant. The move was part of a broader reorganization that saw Microsoft split…

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Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive – TechCrunch »

Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “G Suite.” Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful…

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NXP Semiconductors explores sale to Qualcomm: sources – Reuters »

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O) is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The deal would help diversify Qualcomm’s business and make it a bigger…

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SCIENCE

Rosetta’s Final Day: Scientists Await Comet Probe’s Crash – Space.com »

DARMSTADT, Germany — Investigators for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission have learned to expect surprises. When their comet-chasing probe launched…

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Reykjavik Turns Off Street Lights To Turn Up The Northern Lights – NPR »

Enlarge this image The northern lights over Iceland in February. The glowing orange area on the left side are the lights of the capital, Reykjavik.…

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Asia

Asia stocks slip as Deutsche sours mood, oil pulls back – Reuters

SINGAPORE Asian stocks extended losses on Friday as worries about the health of Deutsche Bank weighed on financial shares and as oil prices inched back from near-one month highs on scepticism over OPEC’s new plan to…

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Mid-East

Obama Remembers Shimon Peres, Says Mideast Peace ‘Unfinished Business’ – ABC News

In remarks at Shimon Peres‘s funeral in Israel on Friday, President Obama eulogized the former president for showing that “justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist idea.” Obama began his remarks by being…

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Africa

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought – Aljazeera.com

Southern Africa has suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades and now small farmers face a long hungry season with growing food aid needs until the next harvest. Given the growing uncertainty of…

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WORLD

Reykjavik Briefly Swaps Its City Lights for Northern Ones – New York Times

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Europe

Canada Stuns Europe in Final Minutes to Sweep World Cup – New York Times

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FOOTBALL

Fantasy Football: Players to Start in Week 4 – New York Times

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TRAVEL

CDC issues Zika travel notice for 11 Southeast Asian countries – Washington Post

A pest control worker fumigates drains in Singapore, which has nearly 400 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus. (Wong Maye-E/AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel notice Thursday urging pregnant women to…

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UK

Nissan demands Brexit compensation for new UK investment – The Guardian

The trade association for UK carmakers has backed up a warning from the boss of Nissan that Brexit threatens Britain’s vehicle manufacturing industry. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s chief executive, said he could scrap a potential new investment…

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