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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend. A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars. Marie Bollore, managing director of Blue Solutions poses in a BlueSG electric car-sharing vehicle during their launch
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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines bank through which $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank was channeled in February 2016 has accused Dhaka’s monetary authority of covering up its negligence and demanded that it stop making the bank a “scapegoat.” FILE PHOTO: A security guard stands guard outside a branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
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NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency’s blistering price gains to slow in the coming months. Chicago-based derivatives exchange Cboe Global Markets launched the futures late on Sunday, marking the first time investors could get exposure to the bitcoin market via a large, regulated exchange. The
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – The front-month bitcoin futures contract XBTc1 on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading. Virtual currency Bitcoin tokens are seen in this illustration picture, December 8, 2017. Picture taken December 8. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The January contract opened at $15,460 in New York on Sunday
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MANILA (Reuters) – State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor services. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last month offered China the “privilege” of challenging a longstanding duopoly that
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company’s design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO – Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) plays with an iPhone as Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Chief Design
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc’s $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19 with no decision expected before the companies’ April 22 deadline to complete the deal, a federal judge said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Chief Executive
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