EU antitrust regulators clear Qualcomm purchase of NXP

EU antitrust regulators clear Qualcomm purchase of NXP

FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen, as chip maker Broadcom Ltd announced an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo January 18, 2018 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators have approved U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm’s <QCOM.O> planned $38 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors <NXPI.O> subject to a series of commitments Qualcomm has made. The European Commission, which…

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Displaced by war, some Yemenis sift through garbage for food

Displaced by war, some Yemenis sift through garbage for food

Ayoub Mohammed Ruzaiq, 11, stands in a garbage dump where he collects recyclables and food near the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad January 18, 2018 HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) – After persistent Saudi-led air strikes on their home area in northwest Yemen, the Ruzaiq family packed their belongings and fled to the relative safety of Hodeidah port on the Red Sea. But with no money or relatives to shelter…

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Amazon shortlists 20 metro areas for second headquarters

Amazon shortlists 20 metro areas for second headquarters

FILE PHOTO – The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France on February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo January 18, 2018 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said it has short-listed 20 metropolitan areas, including one in Canada, to build its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals. The largest e-commerce company said it would work with each of the candidate locations to get more information and evaluate the feasibility of…

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Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and others invest $38 million in research tech startup

Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and others invest $38 million in research tech startup

January 18, 2018 By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> has led a $38 million investment round by large banks in Visible Alpha, a young New York-based company that helps investment managers better value the equity research services they receive from brokers. Wells Fargo & Co <WFC.N>, Banco Santander SA <SAN.MC>, Exane BNP Paribas, Macquarie Group Ltd <MQG.AX> and Royal Bank of Canada <RY.TO> participated in the strategic investment round,…

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‘Pyongyang Olympics?’ Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

‘Pyongyang Olympics?’ Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

North Korea’s Jang Choo Pak (L) and South Korea’s Eun-Soon Chung carry a flag bearing the unification symbol of the Korean peninsula during the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, in Sydney, Australia September 15, 2000. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files January 18, 2018 By Heekyong Yang and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – An agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month’s…

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ECB’s Nouy ‘inflexible’ in meeting with Italian banks: sources

ECB’s Nouy ‘inflexible’ in meeting with Italian banks: sources

FILE PHOTO: Daniele Nouy, chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, speaks at a Thomson Reuters newsmaker event at Canary Wharf in London November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo January 18, 2018 MILAN (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s Chief Supervisor Daniele Nouy was “inflexible” at a meeting with Italian lenders on Wednesday where topics such as bad loans were discussed, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Italian banks piled…

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Google, Temasek to come in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

Google, Temasek to come in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

January 18, 2018 By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google, Singapore state investor Temasek and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, sources familiar with the matter said. The investments by Google – its first in a ride-hailing firm in Asia – and the other prominent investors underscore both the potential of the business in Southeast Asia, a region of…

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Oil holds near 2014 high, supported by threat of Nigeria attack

Oil holds near 2014 high, supported by threat of Nigeria attack

An oil pump jack is seen at sunset in a field outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann January 18, 2018 By Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) – Oil held steady above $69 a barrel on Thursday, supported by falling inventories of crude and threats of an attack on Nigeria’s petroleum industry, although a reported rise in U.S. fuel supplies weighed. Crude is within sight of its highest since December 2014, supported by…

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Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

A Turkish military tanks arrives at an army base in the border town of Reyhanli near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal January 18, 2018 By Dominic Evans and Tuvan Gumrukcu HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans…

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Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

Brexit campaigner and Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler January 18, 2018 By Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favoring a second referendum on Brexit, a week after he unleashed a new round of debate and a chorus of invitations from European politicians for Britain…

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