Meta took down Russian troll farm that supported country’s invasion of Ukraine

Meta on Thursday announced it took down two cyber espionage operations in South Asia and a Russian troll farm that sought to prop up support for the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Meta, which owns platforms like Facebook and Instagram, announced the findings in its “Quarterly Adversarial Threat Report,” also detailing its efforts to combat coordinated … Read more

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, U.S. futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilizes after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro … Read more

Morning Bid: In pursuit of Pelosi’s plane

A man reads the Global Times newspaper that features a front page article about US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia tour at a street display wall in Beijing, China, August 1, 2022. The front page headline reads: “Pelosi visits Asia in the smell of gunpowder.” REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

London’s High Court rules against Venezuela’s Maduro in $1 billion gold battle

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro looks on during a meeting with Alejandro Dominguez, president of the South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL, at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela July 11, 2022. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria Register now for FREE unlimited access to register LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – London’s High Court has rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s … Read more

EU executive proposes import ban on Russian gold, tweaks on food trade

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to register BRUSSELS, July 15 (Reuters) – The European Commission, the EU executive, formally proposed on Friday its latest package of sanctions against Moscow, including an import ban on Russian gold, … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

EU leaders to keep sanction pressure on Russia, gold flagged as new target

EU leaders to hold summit this week, Ukraine in focus They will commit to work on more sanctions – draft accord Gold, vital asset for Russia cenbank, may be among new targets BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – European Union leaders aim to maintain pressure on Russia at their summit this week by committing to further … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON/SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central Bank … Read more

Facebook accounts disabled for no apparent reason, users say

Is Mark Zuckerberg playing an April Fools’ joke? Dozens of Facebook users are complaining that their accounts have been disabled for no reason — and say the company is barring them from appealing the decisions. “Apparently my Facebook account has been disabled because it didn’t follow community standards,” one peeved Facebook user wrote on Twitter … Read more

Asian shares slip on gloomy outlook as Ukraine, recession risks weigh

A woman walks by an electronic display showing the Shenzhen and Hang Seng stock indexes, in Shanghai, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to register SHANGHAI, April 1 (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Friday following the biggest quarterly drop in global equities in two years, as investors … Read more