reuters.com Archives - 17 January 2017, Tuesday

  • Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign

    Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign

    reuters.com 17 Jan '17, 8am

    SINGAPORE Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success. Garcia has won five events in as many count...

  • Motor racing: Stirling Moss recovering in hospital in Singapore

    Motor racing: Stirling Moss recovering in hospital in Singapore

    reuters.com 14 Jan '17, 11pm

    LONDON British Formula One great Stirling Moss is recovering in hospital in Singapore after the 87-year-old was admitted in December with a serious chest infection, his website said on Saturday. Widely regarded as the greatest grand prix driver never to win the world championship, Mos...

  • Rooster inspires new year resolutions in Singapore bird park

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 11pm

    SINGAPORE A rooster at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park inspired visiting Chinese tourists to make a few resolutions on Wednesday, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The holiday, which ushers in the "Year of the Rooster" in the Chinese zodiac is an important festival in several Asian na...

  • Rooster inspires new year resolutions in Singapore bird park

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10pm

    SINGAPORE A rooster at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park inspired visiting Chinese tourists to make a few resolutions on Wednesday, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The holiday, which ushers in the "Year of the Rooster" in the Chinese zodiac is an important festival in several Asian na...

  • Iran to expand military spending, develop missiles

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 5pm

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | DUBAI DUBAI Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country's long-range missile program which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to halt. The vote is a boost t...

  • Bitcoin slides as China's central bank launches checks on exchanges

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10am

    By John Ruwitch and Jemima Kelly | SHANGHAI/LONDON SHANGHAI/LONDON China's central bank launched spot checks on leading bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai, ratcheting up pressure on potential capital outflows and knocking the price of the cryptocurrency down more than 12 percen...

  • China's central bank launches spot checks on bitcoin exchanges

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10am

    By John Ruwitch and Winni Zhou | SHANGHAI SHANGHAI China's central bank said on Wednesday it launched spot checks on major bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai, knocking the price of the cryptocurrency down by more than 6 percent. The probe of bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, H...

  • Bitcoin slides after China central bank launches investigation

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10am

    LONDON The price of digital currency bitcoin slid around $50 on Wednesday after China's central bank said it had launched spot investigations on bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai in order to fend off market risks. The investigation of bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, Huobi a...

  • Bitcoin slides after China central bank launches investigation

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10am

    LONDON The price of digital currency bitcoin slid around $50 on Wednesday after China's central bank said it had launched spot investigations on bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai in order to fend off market risks. The investigation of bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, Huobi a...

  • Bitcoin slides after China central bank launches investigation

    reuters.com 11 Jan '17, 10am

    LONDON The price of digital currency bitcoin slid around $50 on Wednesday after China's central bank said it had launched spot investigations on bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai in order to fend off market risks. The investigation of bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, Huobi a...

  • SE Asia Stocks-Philippines up on foreign buying; Singapore hits 14-mth closing high

    reuters.com 10 Jan '17, 10am

    By Anusha Ravindranath Jan 10 Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Tuesday, with Philippines extending its rally to a sixth session on a spur of foreign buying, while Singapore closed at its highest in fourteen months. Data from the Philippine Stock Exchange show net for...

  • Stocks steady, oil in flux, sterling suffers 'hard' Brexit fears

    reuters.com 10 Jan '17, 1am

    By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday while crude oil prices languished near three-week lows, with investors uncertain whether output cuts by some major exporters would be enough to offset increasing supplies from other producers. Sterling ext...

  • Open de France joins Rolex Series as eighth event

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 6pm

    PARIS China's HNA Group has agreed a five-year deal to become title sponsor of the Open de France, which will also join the new Rolex Series with a prize fund of $7 million, the European Tour said on Monday. HNA's backing marks the first time a China-based organization has sponsored a...

  • Bitcoin exchange operator pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to JPMorgan hack

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 5pm

    NEW YORK A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM.N ). Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his pl...

  • Bitcoin exchange operator pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to JPMorgan hack

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 5pm

    NEW YORK A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM.N ). Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his pl...

  • Bitcoin exchange operator pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to JPMorgan hack

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 5pm

    NEW YORK A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM.N ). Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his pl...

  • Big China bitcoin exchange says no government pressure on outflows

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 12pm

    SHANGHAI The head of a major bitcoin exchange in China says few people there use the cryptocurrency to get around rules on how much money they can take out of the country, and despite a publicized meeting with the central bank last week the exchange, BTCC, hasn't been told explicitly ...

  • Big China bitcoin exchange says no government pressure on outflows

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 12pm

    SHANGHAI The head of a major bitcoin exchange in China says few people there use the cryptocurrency to get around rules on how much money they can take out of the country, and despite a publicized meeting with the central bank last week the exchange, BTCC, hasn't been told explicitly ...

  • Big China bitcoin exchange says no government pressure on outflows

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 12pm

    SHANGHAI The head of a major bitcoin exchange in China says few people there use the cryptocurrency to get around rules on how much money they can take out of the country, and despite a publicized meeting with the central bank last week the exchange, BTCC, hasn't been told explicitly ...

  • Big China bitcoin exchange says no government pressure on outflows

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 12pm

    SHANGHAI The head of a major bitcoin exchange in China says few people there use the cryptocurrency to get around rules on how much money they can take out of the country, and despite a publicized meeting with the central bank last week the exchange, BTCC, hasn't been told explicitly ...

  • Hong Kong has no right to hold on to our troop carriers, Singapore says

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 7am

    SINGAPORE Singapore's defense minister said on Monday nine armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong could not be detained or confiscated and that the city-state had repeatedly asked for their return. Hong Kong customs seized the troop carriers in November as they were being shipped from T...

  • Give us back our troop carriers, Singapore urges Hong Kong

    reuters.com 09 Jan '17, 7am

    By Marius Zaharia and Fathin Ungku | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore's defence minister said on Monday that the nine armoured vehicles seized in Hong Kong could not be detained or confiscated but that he welcomed Hong Kong's pledge that the dispute would be handled in line with its laws...

  • In the hunt for new ideas, Singapore eases obsession with grades

    reuters.com 08 Jan '17, 11pm

    By Marius Zaharia and Fathin Ungku | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore's global rankings in maths and science have made its schools the envy of the developed world, but a new push to drive grassroots innovation is prompting local teachers to do the previously unthinkable: go easier on the...

  • U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia

    reuters.com 08 Jan '17, 8pm

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany The U.S. military on Sunday vowed to increase the scope and complexity of its European training exercises to deter Russian aggression, as more U.S. tanks, trucks and other equipment arrived in Germany for a big buildup on NATO's eastern flank. "Let me be clear: Th...

  • Bitcoin extends losses, slides another 12 percent on China warning

    reuters.com 06 Jan '17, 2pm

    LONDON Bitcoin plunged another 12 percent on Friday after China's central bank urged investors to take a rational approach to the digital currency, which has is on track for its heaviest two-day falls in two years. Bitcoin had gained more than 40 percent in two weeks to hit a three-ye...

  • Battered bitcoin slides another 12 percent after China warning

    reuters.com 06 Jan '17, 2pm

    LONDON Bitcoin plunged by as much as 12 percent on Friday after China's central bank urged investors to take a rational and cautious approach to investing in the digital currency, which is on track for its heaviest two-day drop in two years. Bitcoin had been on a tear until Wednesday,...

  • Bitcoin extends losses, slides another 12 percent on China warning

    reuters.com 06 Jan '17, 1pm

    LONDON Bitcoin plunged another 12 percent on Friday after China's central bank urged investors to take a rational approach to the digital currency, which has is on track for its heaviest two-day falls in two years. Bitcoin had gained more than 40 percent in two weeks to hit a three-ye...

  • China central bank urges rational investment in bitcoin

    China central bank urges rational investment in bitcoin

    reuters.com 06 Jan '17, 11am

    BEIJING China's institutional and individual investors should take a rational approach to investing in virtual currencies such as bitcoin, the central bank said on Friday. Bitcoin prices had showed abnormal fluctuations, the Shanghai head office of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) sa...

  • China central bank urges rational investment in bitcoin

    reuters.com 06 Jan '17, 11am

    Battered bitcoin slides another 12 percent after China warning LONDON Bitcoin plunged by as much as 12 percent on Friday after China's central bank urged investors to take a rational and cautious approach to investing in the digital currency, which is on track for its heaviest two-day...

  • Bitcoin plunges as much as 20 percent as Chinese yuan soars

    Bitcoin plunges as much as 20 percent as Chinese yuan soars

    reuters.com 05 Jan '17, 5pm

    LONDON A dramatic rally in digital currency bitcoin came to a spectacular end on Thursday with a plunge of up to 20 percent as China's yuan rose sharply - further evidence of an intriguing inverse relationship between the pair. Bitcoin had gained more than 40 percent in two weeks to h...