Thursday, 17 October 2019

Business

European Stocks Edge Higher Before ECB

LONDON: Europe’s main stock markets rose Thursday on earnings news before the latest interest rate call from the European Central Bank. Frankfurt and London each nudged 0.2 percent higher and Paris rose 0.4 percent. With clouds gathering over the outlook for economic growth and inflation limping, ECB President Mario Draghi ...

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Monkey in ‘selfie’ cannot sue for copyright: US court

Photo: Twitter SAN FRANSISCO: Monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and an animal rights group cannot act as legal guardian in such matters, a US appeals court ruled, in a battle over ownership of a smiling ‘selfie’ taken by an endangered macaque. The dispute stemmed from a famous ...

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WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 ahead of data law change

LONDON: WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old ...

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Telecom Italia shareholders fully back CEO Amos Genish

MILAN: (Reuters) – Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Amos Genish was backed by nearly all shareholders present at a general meeting on Tuesday, just days before a showdown over board seats between the Italian phone group’s top two investors. Genish was co-opted by the board last September following the resignation of ...

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Dubai’s Careem hit by cyber attack affecting 14 million users

DUBAI: Careem, Uber’s main ride-hailing app rival in the Middle East, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, it said on Monday. The company learned of the breach, in which access was gained to a computer system that stored customer and driver account ...

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IMF sees trade, debt as threats to global growth

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

File Photo (AP/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON: The global growth outlook faces rising threats from trade tensions and mounting debt despite a strengthening and “increasingly broad-based” expansion at the moment, according to a statement from world finance ministers and central bankers. “Risks are broadly balanced in the near term, but remain skewed ...

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Woman fined for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

Photo: EFE WASHINGTON: A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Pairs, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the ...

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China: No Military Aim of Corridor Project With Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has strongly refuted suggestions its multibillion-dollar economic corridor now under construction with Pakistan has “hidden” military designs as well. Beijing has pledged to invest about $63 billion in Pakistan by 2030 to develop ports, highways, motorways, railways, airports, power plants and other infrastructure in the neighboring country, traditionally ...

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Chrome 66 restricts autoplay by default

LONDON: Google Chrome is being used over 1 billion users worldwide. Chrome 66 has been released on Tuesday by Google and is made available on Operating systems such as Windows, iOS, Linux, Max and Android with new changes in autoplay option and security features like Export Password. Chrome users can ...

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Costa Coffee Recycle Half a Billion Cups by 2020

BEDFORDSHIRE based Costa has promised to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020. The UK’s biggest coffee shop chain, which is based in Dunstable, says it wants to cut the number sent to landfill. It hopes to recycle up to 500 million every year and is encouraging ...

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