reuters.com Archives - 31 July 2015, Friday

  • Singapore Airlines releases seven A350 jet orders back to Airbus

    Singapore Airlines releases seven A350 jet orders back to Airbus

    reuters.com 30 Jul '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE, July 30 Singapore Airlines has agreed to a request from Airbus to release seven of its A350-900 widebody jet orders back to the aircraft manufacturer, the carrier said in a statement. This reduces the airline's A350s on order to 63, it said, in a series of adjustments to or...

  • Singapore arrests man who tried to join Islamic State

    reuters.com 29 Jul '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE Singapore has arrested a 51-year-old "self-radicalized" man who tried to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, under an internal security law that allows for detention without trial for two years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday. Singaporean Mustafa bin Sultan Ali...

  • Former NY financial watchdog counters criticism on bitcoin work - Reuters

    Former NY financial watchdog counters criticism on bitcoin work

    reuters.com 29 Jul '15, 12am

    NEW YORK Former New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky on Tuesday countered criticism from the bitcoin community that he may have generated consulting work for himself by issuing controversial regulations for virtual currency firms before he left his post. Lawsky, who departed l...

  • Former NY financial watchdog counters criticism on bitcoin work

    reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 11pm

    NEW YORK Former New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky on Tuesday countered criticism from the bitcoin community that he may have generated consulting work for himself by issuing controversial regulations for virtual currency firms before he left his post. Lawsky, who departed l...

  • Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag: PARIS (Reuters) - Actress and singer Jane Birkin

    Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

    reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 10pm

    PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruel" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. "I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practice...

  • Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

    reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 7pm

    PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruelusli" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. "I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better prac...

  • Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

    reuters.com 28 Jul '15, 7pm

    PARIS Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruelusli" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. "I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better prac...

  • ICE delays Singapore platform launch to later this year

    reuters.com 27 Jul '15, 6am

    MANILA, July 27 Intercontinental Exchange will launch its Singapore platform later in the year, the bourse said on Monday, following delays after China opposed the inclusion of cotton and sugar futures that would use Chinese prices as references. ICE earlier targeted to kick off the p...

  • Singapore Temasek's CEO extends leave to October

    reuters.com 25 Jul '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE, July 25 Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Saturday Chief Executive Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has decided to extend her three-month sabbatical until October. Temasek did not give a reason for the decision by Ho, which comes amid me...

  • Singapore Temasek's CEO extends leave to October

    reuters.com 25 Jul '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE, July 25 Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Saturday Chief Executive Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has decided to extend her three-month sabbatical until October. Temasek did not give a reason for the decision by Ho, which comes amid me...

  • Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange

    reuters.com 24 Jul '15, 8pm

    NEW YORK Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The twins, best known for accusing Facebook Inc founder Mark Z...

  • Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange

    reuters.com 24 Jul '15, 8pm

    NEW YORK Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The twins, best known for accusing Facebook Inc founder Mark Z...

  • Winklevoss twins file paperwork to operate Gemini bitcoin exchange

    reuters.com 24 Jul '15, 8pm

    NEW YORK, July 24 Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The twins, best known for accusing Facebook Inc found...

  • UPDATE 1-Singapore private home prices fall for 7th quarter

    reuters.com 24 Jul '15, 1am

    (Adds milestone, analyst and central bank comment) SINGAPORE, July 24 (Reuters) - Prices of private homes in Singapore dropped for the seventh straight quarter, the longest declining streak in more than a decade, and analysts expect the market to continue to soften for the rest of 201...

  • Uber to deliver Xiaomi smartphones in Singapore and Malaysia

    Uber to deliver Xiaomi smartphones in Singapore and Malaysia

    reuters.com 23 Jul '15, 10am

    BEIJING Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Thursday it would deliver Xiaomi Inc's new flagship handset, the Mi Note, to buyers in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in a tie-up that showcases its ambitious expansion into the same-day delivery business. The San Francisco-based firm has be...

  • U.S. could send tanks to Hungary for military exercises: report

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 9pm

    BUDAPEST The United States could send Bradley fighting vehicles and M1 tanks to Hungary next year for military exercises as part of NATO's response to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Napi Gazdasag newspaper reported on Wednesday. Press officials for the Hungarian Defence ...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    LONDON A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world's biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it. Underlying the controversial web-based "cryptocurr...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    LONDON A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world's biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it. Underlying the controversial web-based "cryptocurr...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    * Bitcoin tech seen holding more potential than currency * Blockchain may be used for share deals, property rights * Banks see opportunity to cut costs, provide transparency * Graphic: link.reuters.com/gut53w By Jemima Kelly LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - A year ago, bitcoin was widely d...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    * Bitcoin tech seen holding more potential than currency * Blockchain may be used for share deals, property rights * Banks see opportunity to cut costs, provide transparency * Graphic: link.reuters.com/gut53w By Jemima Kelly LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - A year ago, bitcoin was widely d...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    LONDON A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world's biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it. Underlying the controversial web-based "cryptocurr...

  • Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 3pm

    LONDON A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world's biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it. Underlying the controversial web-based "cryptocurr...

  • Absentees add to uncertainty at world championships

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 8am

    SINGAPORE The absence of a handful of the world's best swimmers, including Michael Phelps, has added an air of uncertainty to the 16th world aquatic championships, starting in Russia on Friday. Taking place in Kazan from July 24-August 9, the championships were meant to be a full dres...

  • UPDATE 2-Singapore police freeze two bank accounts linked to 1MDB probe

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 2am

    * Police says accounts frozen relevant to 1MDB investigations * Authorities did not identify banks or accounts in question * Malaysia police makes second arrest in 1MDB probe (Adds arrests in Malaysia and WSJ legal notice deadline) By Rujun Shen and Yantoultra Ngui SINGAPORE/KUALA LUM...

  • Singapore police freeze two bank accounts related to 1MDB probe

    reuters.com 22 Jul '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE, July 22 Singapore's police have frozen two bank accounts as part of an investigation linked to Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB, which is being probed by authorities in Malaysia for financial mismanagement and graft. "On 15 July 2015, we issued orders under the Criminal Proced...

  • No hanky panky: SEAsia apps woo investors with local expertise

    reuters.com 16 Jul '15, 9pm

    SINGAPORE Manila office worker Catherine Anunciacion, 28, wanted new friends so she joined Peekawoo, a dating app made for women that emphasizes fun and companionship - and nothing more. Peekawoo is one of several dating apps set up by Southeast Asian start-ups to cater to the million...

  • No hanky panky: SEAsia apps woo investors with local expertise

    reuters.com 16 Jul '15, 9pm

    SINGAPORE Manila office worker Catherine Anunciacion, 28, wanted new friends so she joined Peekawoo, a dating app made for women that emphasizes fun and companionship - and nothing more. Peekawoo is one of several dating apps set up by Southeast Asian start-ups to cater to the million...

  • Bitcoin should be exempt from VAT - top EU court adviser

    reuters.com 16 Jul '15, 6pm

    COPENHAGEN, July 16 Digital currencies like bitcoin should be exempt from value-added tax (VAT), the legal adviser to the European Union's highest court said on Thursday, in a case that could set a rule across the bloc. Sweden has asked the European Court of Justice to give it guidanc...

  • Oil prices tumble as Iran, global powers reach nuclear deal

    reuters.com 14 Jul '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices tumbled more than a dollar on Tuesday as Iran and six global powers reached a nuclear deal that could see an easing of sanctions against Tehran and a gradual increase in its oil exports just as Asian economies showed further signs of weakness. Iran and six major p...

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    Oil prices fall as Iran nuclear deal seems likely

    reuters.com 13 Jul '15, 12am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices opened up lower on Monday as Iran and six world powers were close to nailing down a nuclear deal, while Greece and its creditors failed to find a bailout agreement over the weekend. The potential of Iran soon adding to global oil oversupply and the demand side wea...