reuters.com Archives - 24 May 2017, Wednesday

  • Fidelity to allow clients to see digital currencies on website

    Fidelity to allow clients to see digital currencies on website

    reuters.com 23 May '17, 2pm

    By Anna Irrera and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Fidelity Investments will allow its clients to see their holdings of bitcoin and other virtual currencies held on digital asset exchange Coinbase on the company's website, said Chief Executive Abigail Johnson on Tuesday. ...

  • Sterling retreats after Manchester blast, stocks steady - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sterling extended losses after

    Sterling retreats after Manchester blast, opinion polls, stocks mixed

    reuters.com 23 May '17, 12am

    By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Sterling extended losses on Tuesday after a suspected terrorist attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 at a pop concert in Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too w...

  • Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding

    reuters.com 22 May '17, 4am

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Ledger Holdings, the New York-based parent company of bitcoin options exchange LedgerX, said on Monday it closed $11.4 million in funding led by Miami International Holdings Inc and China's Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments. The fund...

  • Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding

    reuters.com 22 May '17, 4am

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Ledger Holdings, the New York-based parent company of bitcoin options exchange LedgerX, said on Monday it closed $11.4 million in funding led by Miami International Holdings Inc and China's Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments. The fund...

  • Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favourite

    reuters.com 18 May '17, 5pm

    LONDON Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. A key reason for bitcoin's dominance in the...

  • Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favorite

    reuters.com 18 May '17, 5pm

    LONDON Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. A key reason for bitcoin's dominance in the...

  • #Military used bogus misconduct charges to dump #vets with #PTSD & avoid costs of treatment

    Most U.S. troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness: study

    reuters.com 16 May '17, 11pm

    WASHINGTON A majority of U.S. troops discharged from the military for misconduct during a four-year period ending in 2015 had been diagnosed with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, a new study found. The report by the U.S. Governmen...

  • Singapore airport terminal to reopen hours after rare closure

    reuters.com 16 May '17, 4pm

    SINGAPORE Flights to terminal 2 in Singapore's Changi airport have resumed after a "small" fire led to its temporary closure on Tuesday. The airport received "the all-clear for terminal 2 at about 10.00 pm (1400 GMT). Following this, flight operations ... have resumed progressively wi...

  • Singapore 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis

    reuters.com 15 May '17, 12pm

    SINGAPORE Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a futuristic 15-story showroom in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots...

  • Singapore 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis

    reuters.com 15 May '17, 12pm

    SINGAPORE Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car seller Autobahn Motors opened a futuristic 15-story showroom in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots...

  • Organizers of Singapore gay pride rally tell outsiders to stay away

    Organizers of Singapore gay pride rally tell outsiders to stay away

    reuters.com 15 May '17, 12pm

    SINGAPORE Organizers of Singapore's Pink Dot gay pride rally have warned foreigners and those who are not permanent residents of the city-state to steer clear of this year's event, following rule changes aimed at keeping foreigners out of domestic politics. Foreigners have never been ...

  • Mugabe in Singapore for eye treatment, spokesman says

    Mugabe in Singapore for eye treatment, spokesman says

    reuters.com 11 May '17, 9am

    HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking advanced treatment in Singapore for eye problems caused by old age that can make it look as if he has dozed off in public, his spokesman told a state-owned newspaper. The 93-year-old Mugabe is often caught on camera appearing to be ...

  • UPDATE 1-Exxon Mobil buys Singapore petrochemical plant, boosts output in Asia

    Exxon Mobil buys Singapore petrochemical plant, boosts output in Asia

    reuters.com 11 May '17, 4am

    SINGAPORE Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N ) said on Thursday it has reached an agreement to buy a refining and petrochemical plant owned by Jurong Aromatics (JAC) in Singapore that will boost its output and meet demand in Asia. The company expects to complete the transaction in the second hal...

  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 11pm

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. Blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, is...

  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 8pm

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. Blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, is...

  • Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 7pm

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. Blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, is...

  • Fed's Kashkari: blockchain has more potential than bitcoin itself

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 7pm

    WASHINGTON Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in the future than bitcoin itself. "I think sentiment has shifted in the markets, in the Fed," Kashkari said in a speech at a technology ...

  • Fed's Kashkari: blockchain has more potential than bitcoin itself

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 3pm

    WASHINGTON Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in the future than bitcoin itself. "I think sentiment has shifted in the markets, in the Fed," Kashkari said in a speech at a technology ...

  • Fed's Kashkari: blockchain has more potential than bitcoin itself

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 2pm

    WASHINGTON Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in the future than bitcoin itself. "I think sentiment has shifted in the markets, in the Fed," Kashkari said in a speech at a technology ...

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe leaves for medical checks in Singapore

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 8am

    HARARE Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, the government said in a statement, about two months after his previous such trip to the south Asian nation. Aged 93, Mugabe is the only leader the southern African country has known since ...

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe leaves for medical checks in Singapore

    reuters.com 09 May '17, 7am

    HARARE Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, the government said in a statement, about two months after his previous such trip to the south Asian nation. Aged 93, Mugabe is the only leader the southern African country has known since ...

  • Breakingviews TV: Coach's handbag deal | Reuters.com

    reuters.com 08 May '17, 5pm

    Breakingviews TV: Coach's handbag deal 12:35pm EDT - 03:12 The U.S. luxury-goods maker is paying a luxury premium for rival Kate Spade. Rob Cox and Kate Duguid explain why the $2.4 bln acquisition may still make sense. Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below o...

  • Coach to buy rival Kate Spade for $2.4 billion - (Reuters) - Handbag maker Coach Inc said it would buy Kate Spa...

    Coach to buy rival Kate Spade for $2.4 billion

    reuters.com 08 May '17, 11am

    Handbag maker Coach Inc (COH.N ) said it would buy Kate Spade & Co (KATE.N ) for $2.4 billion as it looks tap the smaller rival's popularity among millennials. The $18.50 per share cash offer represents a premium of 9 percent to Kate Spade's Friday close. Kate Spade's stock was tradin...

  • Oil prices rise on expectation of output cut extension - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday on a g...

    Oil prices rise on expectation of output cut extension

    reuters.com 08 May '17, 12am

    By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Monday on a growing conviction that an OPEC-led production cut initially scheduled to end in June would be extended to cover all of 2017, although a relentless increase in U.S. drilling activity is seen capping gains. The r...

  • Apple plans new store in red dot Singapore

    reuters.com 05 May '17, 2pm

    SINGAPORE Apple Inc is getting ready to open its first Apple Store in Singapore on the island's prime Orchard Road shopping boulevard. The storefront at Knightsbridge Mall is covered by a white facade with a large red Apple logo next to a heart and red dot above the store name "Apple ...

  • Apple plans new store in red dot Singapore

    reuters.com 05 May '17, 10am

    SINGAPORE Apple Inc is getting ready to open its first Apple Store in Singapore on the island's prime Orchard Road shopping boulevard. The storefront at Knightsbridge Mall is covered by a white facade with a large red Apple logo next to a heart and red dot above the store name "Apple ...

  • Apple plans new store in red dot Singapore

    reuters.com 05 May '17, 9am

    SINGAPORE Apple Inc is getting ready to open its first Apple Store in Singapore on the island's prime Orchard Road shopping boulevard. The storefront at Knightsbridge Mall is covered by a white facade with a large red Apple logo next to a heart and red dot above the store name "Apple ...

  • Wanted Red Bull heir has left Singapore after abandoning private jet

    reuters.com 04 May '17, 11am

    BANGKOK An heir to the Red Bull fortune wanted in Thailand for his alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run has left Singapore after abandoning his private jet and disappeared, Thai police said on Thursday. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya left Thailand for Singapore on April 25, two days...

  • Peugeot gears up with nuTonomy for self-driving car test

    reuters.com 03 May '17, 4am

    FRANKFURT French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to develop the technology needed f...

  • Peugeot gears up with nuTonomy for self-driving car test

    reuters.com 03 May '17, 4am

    FRANKFURT French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to develop the technology needed f...