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Toll-road operator Salik jumps 20% on market debut

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Dubai toll-road operator Salik (SALIK.DU) rose 20% above its listing price on its market debut on Thursday in a sign that investors still have appetite for local flotations despite skittish global markets. The company, which has 3.6 million vehicles registered on its system, raised 3.735 billion dirhams ($1.02 billion) by …

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Amazon.com unveils device that tracks breath while sleeping

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc announced on Wednesday a contactless gadget that can monitor people’s sleep, along with updates to its lineup of voice-controlled devices and e-readers. The online retailer said its $139.99 sleep gadget, known as Halo Rise, tracks room temperature, humidity and light, plus the breathing patterns of the person closest to …

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World stocks edge above Nov 2020 lows, sterling recovers some ground

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar eases from 20-year highs reached Monday German 10-year bond yields hit near 11-year highs Oil rallies from Monday’s nine-month lows LONDON/HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – World stocks picked up from 21-month lows on Tuesday and sterling rallied after hitting record lows versus the dollar …

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Optus under further fire for cyber breach, purported hacker claims data deleted

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australian telecoms giant Optus came under more fire from the government on Tuesday for a massive cyber …

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Philippines to shut 175 offshore gambling firms, deport 40,000 Chinese workers

A casino dealer collects chips at a roulette table in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MANILA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers, a justice ministry official …

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Exclusive: IDB governors vote to remove bank president Claver-Carone after ethics investigation

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) voted on Monday to fire …

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McDonald’s hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs, weaker yen

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald’s store (top) in Tokyo, while others stand in line in front of cash registers, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s McDonald’s fast food restaurants will raise prices on about 60% of its …

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Barclays shareholders sue in US over $17.6 billion debt sale blunder

A branch of Barclays Bank is seen, in London, Britain, February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Barclays Plc (BARC.L) was sued on Friday in a proposed US class action in which shareholders claimed they were defrauded in connection with the British …

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South Korea’s finance minister says more foreign-exchange stabilizing measures are on the way

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s finance minister said the government would prepare more measures to stabilize the foreign exchange market, while downplaying the need for a currency swap arrangement with the United States. The measures include utilizing the government’s foreign exchange equalization fund to …

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Bond sell-off worst since 1949, Bank of America says

A Bank of America logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Global government bond losses are on course for the worst year since 1949 and investor sentiment has plummeted …

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