reuters.com Archives - 04 July 2015, Saturday

  • Fearing return to drachma, some Greeks use bitcoin to dodge capital controls

    reuters.com 03 Jul '15, 4pm

    LONDON There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. Although absolute figures are hard to come by, Greek interest has surged in the online "cryptocurrency...

  • Singapore bail-in proposals make senior bond holders breathe easy

    reuters.com 03 Jul '15, 7am

    * Bonds: Senior bondholders exempt from loss-absorption risks By Kit Yin Boey SINGAPORE, July 3 (IFR) - Holders of senior debt from Singapore's banks will have reason to breathe easy if the Monetary Authority of Singapore implements proposals to limit its statutory bail-in framework t...

  • THAILAND PRESS-Singapore casino operator keen to invest in Thailand - The Nation

    reuters.com 03 Jul '15, 2am

    Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the flagship integrated resort of Las Vegas Sands Corp, is interested in running a casino and convention complex in Thailand, the Nation reported, citing Krist Boo, vice president for communications.

  • THAILAND PRESS-Singapore casino operator keen to invest in Thailand - The Nation

    reuters.com 03 Jul '15, 2am

    Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the flagship integrated resort of Las Vegas Sands Corp, is interested in running a casino and convention complex in Thailand, the Nation reported, citing Krist Boo, vice president for communications.

  • Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    reuters.com 01 Jul '15, 10pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforc...

  • Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    reuters.com 01 Jul '15, 10pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforc...

  • Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    reuters.com 01 Jul '15, 10pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforc...

  • Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

    reuters.com 01 Jul '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages. Lee sued Roy Ngerng, 34, for a ...

  • Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Mi...

    Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

    reuters.com 01 Jul '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages. Lee sued Roy Ngerng, 34, for a ...

  • Slowboat to China: No quick fix for luxury yacht firm Ferretti

    reuters.com 28 Jun '15, 9pm

    SARNICO, Italy/SINGAPORE When Chinese industrial conglomerate Weichai Group snapped up cash-strapped Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti in 2012, the deal looked like a match made in heaven. Debt-laden Ferretti, known for the elegant Riva speedboats favored by film star Sophia Loren...

  • Asia oil pricing change to raise trade volumes

    reuters.com 26 Jun '15, 4am

    * Traders will not have to name port when bidding or offering * Move expected to increase liquidity - traders * Traders reluctant to lease Malaysian tank space By Jessica Jaganathan and Jane Xie SINGAPORE, June 26 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency Platts is changing how it assesses oil p...

  • Asia oil pricing change to raise trade volumes

    reuters.com 26 Jun '15, 4am

    * Traders will not have to name port when bidding or offering * Move expected to increase liquidity - traders * Traders reluctant to lease Malaysian tank space By Jessica Jaganathan and Jane Xie SINGAPORE, June 26 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency Platts is changing how it assesses oil p...

  • Asia oil pricing change to raise trade volumes

    reuters.com 26 Jun '15, 4am

    * Traders will not have to name port when bidding or offering * Move expected to increase liquidity - traders * Traders reluctant to lease Malaysian tank space By Jessica Jaganathan and Jane Xie SINGAPORE, June 26 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency Platts is changing how it assesses oil p...

  • @accionempresa SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were little changed in thin trade on Friday,... @gerenciatodos

    Oil prices steady, all eyes on Greece

    reuters.com 26 Jun '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices were little changed in thin trade on Friday, with investors focusing on talks aimed at averting a Greek debt default. Brent crude for August delivery LCOc1 was up 20 cents at $63.40 a barrel by 0200 GMT (1000 EDT), after ending the previous session down 29 cents, ...

  • Putin not done in eastern Ukraine, NATO's top general says

    reuters.com 25 Jun '15, 6pm

    BRUSSELS Russian President Vladimir Putin is not done in eastern Ukraine, NATO's top commander said on Thursday, cautioning that Russia has been building up supplies on its border with Ukraine and keeping its military options open. U.S. General Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied ...

  • AirAsia CEO Fernandes casts other work aside amid accounting worries: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - AirAsia Bhd boss T...

    AirAsia CEO Fernandes casts other work aside amid accounting worries

    reuters.com 25 Jun '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE AirAsia Bhd (AIRA.KL ) boss Tony Fernandes has told staff and analysts he will spend more time working on the budget airline and put his other business and sporting interests to one side, after a report questioning the company's accounts sent its share price tumbling. The ch...

  • Oil prices little changed as U.S. oil stocks data disappoints: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were little ch...

    Oil prices little changed as U.S. oil stocks data disappoints

    reuters.com 25 Jun '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trade on Thursday as an unexpected build in U.S. gasoline inventories offset a higher than forecast draw in U.S. crude inventories, while Brent was supported by buoyant manufacturing figures from Europe. Brent crude for August de...

  • Former U.S. agent to plead guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    Former U.S. agent to plead guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

    reuters.com 23 Jun '15, 1pm

    A former federal agent has agreed to plead guilty to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road and secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administratio...

  • @accionempresa SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Tuesday on worries over a global glu... @gerenciatodos

    Oil prices fall on oversupply concerns, weak economic data

    reuters.com 23 Jun '15, 4am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Tuesday on worries over a global glut, while surveys showing a contraction in manufacturing activity in China and Japan also dragged on market sentiment. An expected drawdown in U.S. crude stocks, however, put a floor under prices. Brent crude was down 20 ...

  • Oil prices fall on Greek debt, oversupply concerns

    reuters.com 22 Jun '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Oil prices eased in Asian trade on Monday, falling for a second session on concerns about the outcome of an emergency euro zone meeting later in the day on the Greek debt crisis and worries about oversupply. Prices moved up from early lows after a European Commission officia...

  • Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Security researchers...

    Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar

    reuters.com 21 Jun '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda. But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybe...

  • Silk Road creator's lawyer blasts U.S. investigator's plea deal

    reuters.com 19 Jun '15, 5pm

    The lawyer for convicted Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht said Friday an ex-Secret Service agent's expected guilty plea to stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins during a probe of the black market website shows the investigation was corrupt. Shaun Bridges, the former agent, has agreed...

  • Silk Road creator's lawyer blasts U.S. investigator's plea deal

    reuters.com 19 Jun '15, 4pm

    The lawyer for convicted Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht said Friday an ex-Secret Service agent's expected guilty plea to stealing more than $800,000 of bitcoins during a probe of the black market website shows the investigation was corrupt. Shaun Bridges, the former agent, has agreed...

  • 'Billions' of records at risk from mobile app data flaw: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Security researchers have uncov...

    'Billions' of records at risk from mobile app data flaw

    reuters.com 18 Jun '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE Security researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way thousands of popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users' personal information, including passwords, addresses, door codes and location data, vulnerable to hackers. The team of German researchers found 56...

  • A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead - SINGAPORE/LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - A year o...

    A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead

    reuters.com 17 Jun '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE/LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO A year on from the start of one of the biggest oil price crashes in history, the driving force behind the slide remains intact: there is still too much crude. While output continues to grow, the economic outlook has darkened in top energy consumer China...

  • Bitcoin surges as Grexit worries mount, posts best run in 18 months

    reuters.com 16 Jun '15, 5pm

    LONDON Bitcoin surged by as much as 7 percent on Tuesday and was on track for its longest winning streak in 18 months, as concerns that Greece could tumble out of the euro drove speculators and Greek depositors into the decentralized digital currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras las...

  • Bitcoin surges as Grexit worries mount, posts best run in 18 months

    reuters.com 16 Jun '15, 5pm

    LONDON Bitcoin surged by as much as 7 percent on Tuesday and was on track for its longest winning streak in 18 months, as concerns that Greece could tumble out of the euro drove speculators and Greek depositors into the decentralized digital currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras las...

  • Bitcoin surges as Grexit worries mount, posts best run in 18 months

    Bitcoin surges as Grexit worries mount, posts best run in 18 months

    reuters.com 16 Jun '15, 5pm

    LONDON, June 16 Bitcoin surged by as much as 7 percent on Tuesday and was on track for its longest winning streak in 18 months, as concerns that Greece could tumble out of the euro drove speculators and Greek depositors into the decentralised digital currency. Prime Minister Alexis Ts...

  • Marine fuel price slump set to deepen as glut grows

    reuters.com 16 Jun '15, 8am

    * Marine fuel prices at weakest since Sept 2013 * Singapore fuel oil inventory highest in over 15 years * But swaps indicate prices to recover from September By Jane Xie SINGAPORE, June 16 (Reuters) - Marine fuel prices are set to fall further after plunging to their lowest since late...

  • Marine fuel price slump set to deepen as glut grows

    reuters.com 16 Jun '15, 7am

    * Marine fuel prices at weakest since Sept 2013 * Singapore fuel oil inventory highest in over 15 years * But swaps indicate prices to recover from September By Jane Xie SINGAPORE, June 16 (Reuters) - Marine fuel prices are set to fall further after plunging to their lowest since late...