Science

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions-study

OSLO (Reuters) - The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Technology

Uber doubling down on India investments after exiting Southeast Asia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is "doubling down" on its investments in India, one of its biggest markets, after its recent exit from Southeast Asia, its chief operating officer said on Wednesday.

Technology

Explainer: Ant Financial's $150 billion valuation, and the big recent bump-up

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ant Financial's rapid climb to become the world's biggest super unicorn valued by some investors at around $150 billion showcases investor enthusiasm for the biggest Chinese tech companies and also how quickly valuations can shift. J

Business

China Huarong shares halted as chairman investigated for suspected graft

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Trading in shares of China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd and two of its units were suspended on Wednesday after Beijing said it was investigating the chairman of the country's biggest manager of distressed assets for suspected gra

Technology

Exclusive: BlackRock's biggest stock-picking fund likes Facebook shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest stock-picking fund at BlackRock Inc raised its bet on Facebook Inc in March, a source familiar with the matter said, making the social media company a top 10 equity holding and apparently betting that Facebook's privacy sc

Top News

Bangladesh eyes settlement in U.S. cyber heist suit ahead of its own case

NEW YORK/DHAKA (Reuters) - An Ecuadorian bank and Wells Fargo have reached an out-of-court settlement over a 2015 cyber heist, providing a possible precedent for the Bangladesh central bank's planned suit to recover $66 million still lost in one of the wo

World

Indonesia to ensure stability during elections, says president's chief of staff

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A string of Indonesian regional elections this year followed by a presidential and parliamentary vote in 2019 should not deter foreign investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff told Reuters.

Business

Sberbank to own biggest single stake in Croatia's Agrokor - report

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Russia's Sberbank may get around 30 percent of Croatia's indebted food group Agrokor [AGROK.UL] following a debt settlement, a Croatian newspaper reported on Saturday.

Business

German supermarket Edeka expands Nestle boycott: Lebensmittel Zeitung

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest supermarket group Edeka has written to its stores recommending that they drop more of Nestle's products in an escalation of a pricing row between the world's biggest packaged food maker and European retailers, a tr

Business

China says will fight back 'at any cost' against U.S. trade tariffs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned it would fight back "at any cost" with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the United States sticks to its protectionist actions, after President Donald Trump threatened an extra $100 billion in tariffs in a worse

Business

China tariffs on U.S. business jets seen a boon for Canada's Bombardier, others

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's plan to slap tariffs on some U.S.-made planes will hit demand for Gulfstream and Boeing business jets but benefit Canada's Bombardier and other rivals seeking a larger share of Asia's biggest market, jet brokers and

Technology

Amazon shares pare some gains as Trump attacks company again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc pared earlier gains on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that the world's biggest online retailer's deliveries cost the U.S. Postal Service money.

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