reuters.com Archives - 27 March 2017, Monday

  • U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

    reuters.com 25 Mar '17, 12am

    By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a po...

  • U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

    reuters.com 25 Mar '17, 12am

    By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a po...

  • U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

    reuters.com 25 Mar '17, 12am

    By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a po...

  • Nets partners with blockchain analysis firm to fight dirty bitcoins

    reuters.com 24 Mar '17, 10am

    COPENHAGEN Danish electronic payments provider Nets will cooperate with anti-money laundering software developer Chainalysis to help banks validate bitcoin transactions and comply with regulations, Nets said on Friday. The digital currency relies on computer algorithms to move money w...

  • Hong Kong prosecutes captain, shipper in Singapore troop carriers case

    Hong Kong prosecutes captain, shipper in Singapore troop carriers case

    reuters.com 24 Mar '17, 5am

    HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities have launched a prosecution against the captain of the ship and shipping agent involved in transporting nine Singaporean armored vehicles seized in the city last November. Hong Kong customs officers seized the Terrex troop carriers as they were being sh...

  • Platts considers adding Indonesia's Karimun terminal to pricing process

    reuters.com 23 Mar '17, 8am

    * Will be Platts' first Indonesian delivery point * To reflect assessments for gasoil, jet fuel and gasoline By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, March 23 Oil price agency S&P Global Platts said on Thursday it was considering a proposal to reflect deliveries from Indonesia's Oiltanking Ka...

  • Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. crude storage - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as rising

    Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. crude storage

    reuters.com 22 Mar '17, 1am

    By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as rising crude stocks in the United States underscored an ongoing global fuel supply overhang despite an OPEC-led effort to cut output. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark fo...

  • Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose early on Tues...

    Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

    reuters.com 21 Mar '17, 1am

    By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations that an OPEC-led production cut to prop up the market could be extended, while strong demand would also work to slowly erode a global fuel supply overhang. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures,...

  • Bitcoin steadies after biggest three-day tumble in over two years

    reuters.com 20 Mar '17, 7pm

    LONDON Bitcoin regained its footing on Monday, having suffered its heftiest falls since early 2015 between Thursday and Saturday as investors sold the digital currency on worries about its future. Having soared to an all-time high of $1,350 BTC=BTSP on the Bitstamp exchange on March 1...

  • Bitcoin steadies after biggest three-day tumble in over two years

    reuters.com 20 Mar '17, 7pm

    LONDON Bitcoin regained its footing on Monday, having suffered its heftiest falls since early 2015 between Thursday and Saturday as investors sold the digital currency on worries about its future. Having soared to an all-time high of $1,350 BTC=BTSP on the Bitstamp exchange on March 1...

  • Saudi king's Asia tour trumpets Aramco's moves downstream

    reuters.com 20 Mar '17, 8am

    By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Saudi King Salman's lavish tour of Asia, arriving in each country on a golden escalator with 400 tonnes of luggage, had a hardnosed marketing mission - to cement the kingdom's place as leading oil supplier to the world's biggest consumer regi...

  • Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday as rising U.S. drill...

    Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling

    reuters.com 20 Mar '17, 1am

    By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday as rising U.S. drilling activity and steady supplies from OPEC countries despite touted production cuts pressured already-bloated markets. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for o...

  • Asia stocks weaker, dollar slips as Fed continues to weigh - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks were slightly w...

    Asia stocks weaker, dollar slips as Fed continues to weigh

    reuters.com 20 Mar '17, 12am

    By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Asian stocks were slightly weaker early on Monday, following Wall Street's declines and the G20's decision to drop a pledge to avoid trade protectionism, while the Federal Reserve's seemingly dovish stance last week continued to drag the dol...

  • Singapore's Ezra Holdings files for U.S. bankruptcy

    reuters.com 18 Mar '17, 5pm

    Oilfield services firm Ezra Holdings Ltd (EZRA.SI ) of Singapore filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, blaming a prolonged slump in the energy industry. The company had been trying to restructure and said in February it faced a "going concern issue" if it did achieve a fav...

  • Pastor, programer convicted of scheme involving bitcoin exchange

    reuters.com 17 Mar '17, 6pm

    A New Jersey pastor and a Florida software engineer were convicted on Friday of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities. The bitcoin exchange, Coin.mx, was linked to an investigation of a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & C...

  • Asia stocks set to end week higher, dollar slides after Fed - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks crawled higher...

    Asia stocks set to end week higher, dollar left in doldrums by Fed

    reuters.com 17 Mar '17, 1am

    By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Asian stocks advanced on Friday, set for their best week since July, while the dollar continued the slide that began after the Federal Reserve indicated it was unlikely to speed up monetary tightening. The dollar index, which tracks the gree...

  • Fed rate moves could spell end to Asian easing - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The long cycle of falling interest rates...

    Fed rate moves could spell end to Asian easing

    reuters.com 16 Mar '17, 7am

    By Vidya Ranganathan | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE The long cycle of falling interest rates in Asia could be over after the U.S. Federal Reserve's third rate rise in 15 months was followed quickly by monetary tightening in the world's second-biggest economy, China. The Fed's widely anticipate...

  • Hunting unicorns, Singapore Exchange turns to dual share system

    Hunting unicorns, Singapore Exchange turns to dual share system

    reuters.com 16 Mar '17, 6am

    SINGAPORE Singapore's plans to become the first Asian bourse to allow dual class share listings is catching the attention of tech entrepreneurs and could help turn a staid market into a buzzing tech hub, as the city-state looks to rebrand its image. Singapore Exchange's boldest move i...

  • Singapore slaps prohibition order against former Goldman Sachs banker

    reuters.com 13 Mar '17, 7am

    SINGAPORE The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a 10-year prohibition order on Monday against Tim Leissner, a former director of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte, who it said had made false statements on behalf of his bank without its knowledge or consent. Banker Leissner was ...

  • Singapore slaps prohibition order against former Goldman Sachs banker

    reuters.com 13 Mar '17, 7am

    SINGAPORE The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a 10-year prohibition order on Monday against Tim Leissner, a former director of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte, who it said had made false statements on behalf of his bank without its knowledge or consent. Banker Leissner was ...

  • Smart condo conundrum: Talk to appliances, or text them?

    reuters.com 13 Mar '17, 12am

    By Jeremy Wagstaff | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's (AMZN.O ) Echo or Google's (GOOGL.O ) Home. This voice-first mark...

  • Smart condo conundrum: Talk to appliances, or text them?

    reuters.com 12 Mar '17, 11pm

    By Jeremy Wagstaff | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's (AMZN.O ) Echo or Google's (GOOGL.O ) Home. This voice-first mark...

  • U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges

    reuters.com 10 Mar '17, 10pm

    By Trevor Hunnicutt and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winkle...

  • U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges

    reuters.com 10 Mar '17, 9pm

    By Trevor Hunnicutt and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winkle...

  • U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges

    reuters.com 10 Mar '17, 9pm

    By Trevor Hunnicutt and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | NEW YORK NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winkle...

  • Singapore 'closely studying' U.N. report on North Korea arms trade

    reuters.com 09 Mar '17, 10am

    By James Pearson and Marius Zaharia | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore's government was "closely studying" a United Nations report that linked a local company to a North Korean firm involved in the sales of arms, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. The U.N. report sent to the Security...

  • Singapore 'closely studying' U.N. report on North Korea arms trade

    reuters.com 09 Mar '17, 10am

    By James Pearson and Marius Zaharia | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Singapore's government was "closely studying" a United Nations report that linked a local company to a North Korean firm involved in the sales of arms, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. The U.N. report sent to the Security...

  • Singapore considers harsher penalties for child sex crimes after public outcry

    reuters.com 09 Mar '17, 6am

    SINGAPORE Singapore is considering harsher punishments for sex offences against minors, the law minister said, after a U.S. martial arts instructor was jailed for four years for having consensual sex with two 15-year-olds, prompting a rare public outcry. Consensual sexual intercourse ...

  • Investors chained to bitcoin bets as U.S. ETF decision looms

    reuters.com 08 Mar '17, 11pm

    From investment funds to wealthy individuals and even a Las Vegas strip club, the bitcoin ETF is generating a lot of buzz for a financial product. The surge in interest in the digital currency is driving upbeat outlooks from several gauges of investor sentiment on the proposed fund. I...

  • Investors chained to bitcoin bets as U.S. ETF decision looms

    reuters.com 08 Mar '17, 11pm

    From investment funds to wealthy individuals and even a Las Vegas strip club, the bitcoin ETF is generating a lot of buzz for a financial product. The surge in interest in the digital currency is driving upbeat outlooks from several gauges of investor sentiment on the proposed fund. I...