Undercover entrepreneurs: fearful Mexican tech startups shun spotlight

Undercover entrepreneurs: fearful Mexican tech startups shun spotlight

A device from Mexican payments startup Clip is seen in this picture illustration taken in Mexico City, Mexico October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Cortes/Illustration October 16, 2019 By Julia Love and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – In Mexico’s burgeoning startup scene, publicity is the last thing many entrepreneurs want. Unlike plenty of their P.R.-hungry counterparts in Silicon Valley, Mexican startup founders often decline media interviews, avoid public announcements and suppress details of financial success….

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Sterling falters as Brexit approaches its endgame

Sterling falters as Brexit approaches its endgame

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo October 16, 2019 By Julien Ponthus LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling came off five-month highs and stocks traded sideways on Wednesday as the European Union and Britain sought to avert a disorderly Brexit before an EU summit on Thursday. Hopes of a breakthrough lifted markets on Tuesday, but investors turned more cautious after…

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Volvo Cars aims to be climate neutral by 2040

Volvo Cars aims to be climate neutral by 2040

FILE PHOTO: A long exposure picture shows cars of Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo displayed in front of a showroom of Stierli Automobile AG company in St. Erhard, Switzerland April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann October 16, 2019 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely Holding, is targeting a 40% reduction in the carbon footprint of each car it manufactures by 2025 as it bids to become fully climate neutral by 2040, it said in…

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UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Amazon’s Deliveroo deal

UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Amazon’s Deliveroo deal

FILE PHOTO: A biker, wearing a Deliveroo food courier backpack, demonstrates during a call on clients to boycott the brand in Paris, France, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo October 16, 2019 (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it has launched an investigation into Amazon.com Inc’s investment in online food delivery firm Deliveroo. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was looking into whether Amazon’s investment in May, when it led a…

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Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection

Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss airlines is seen at Zurich airport, Switzerland October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo October 16, 2019 By Michael Shields VIENNA (Reuters) – Airline Swiss expects to resume mostly normal service with its fleet of Airbus A220 jets on Thursday after temporarily grounding the jets for safety checks of their engines, it said on Wednesday. The inspections of Pratt & Whitney engines came after a Geneva-bound Swiss jet had to…

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Turkish foreign minister, U.S. national security adviser to meet in Ankara on Wednesday: ministry

Turkish foreign minister, U.S. national security adviser to meet in Ankara on Wednesday: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir October 16, 2019 ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien at 1245 GMT in Ankara on Wednesday, Turkey’s foreign ministry said, as Turkey pressed on with its military operation in northeastern Syria. O’Brien will be visiting Ankara as part of a delegation led by Vice President…

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U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials

U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Arab in Al-Faw south of Basra, Iraq September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani/File Photo October 16, 2019 By Timothy Gardner and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is warning Chinese shipping companies against turning off their ships’ transponders to hide Iranian oil shipments in violation of U.S. sanctions, two senior administration officials said. “We’ve been…

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Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff this week

Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff this week

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Yemen’s southern separatists stand on a billboard during a rally to show support to the United Arab Emirates amid a standoff with the Saudi-backed government, in the port city of Aden, Yemen September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo October 16, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected on Thursday to announce a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured…

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European shares tepid before Brexit talks resume

European shares tepid before Brexit talks resume

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo October 16, 2019 (Reuters) – European shares dipped on Wednesday, after dramatic swings over the past week, as uncertainty over the outcome of London’s last-ditch Brexit talks with Brussels kept investors on the sidelines. By 0710 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 index <.STOXX> was down 0.1% after closing at its highest level…

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Boeing 777-8’s entry into service date depends partly on customer demand: executive

Boeing 777-8’s entry into service date depends partly on customer demand: executive

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo October 16, 2019 SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The date of entry into service of Boeing Co’s ultra-long-range 777-8 wide-body airliner will depend partly on customer demand, an executive said, with the planemaker hoping to win an order from Qantas Airways Ltd to supply the plane for Sydney-London flights. Qantas…

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