Hackers Who Breached
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Hackers Who Breached ION Say Ransom Paid; Company Declines Comment

The hackers who claimed responsibility for a disruptive breach at financial data firm ION say a ransom has been paid, although they declined to say how much it was or offer any evidence that the money had been handed over. ION Group declined to comment on the statement. Lockbit communicated the claim to Reuters via […]

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China Hotel
Economy

China Hotel, Catering Job Openings Surge On PAost-COVID Demand Recovery – Survey

Chinese hotels and restaurants are seeking employees amid demand recovery in the services sector after the end of Beijing’s zero-COVID protocols, with a survey by a leading recruiter showing a surge in job openings in the hospitality industry. During the first six days of work after China’s Lunar New Year holiday, job openings in the […]

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hoverbike
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Japan Startup Selling $550,000 Star Wars-inspired Hoverbike To List On NASDAQ

Japanese startup Aerwins Technologies, which is selling a Star Wars-inspired $555,000 hoverbike, has received approval to list on the NASDAQ in a merger with blank-check firm Pono Capital Corp, the manufacturer said on Friday. Aerwins, which is taking orders for the XTurismo hoverbike with a motorcycle-like body on top of propellers that it unveiled last […]

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Dow Futures
Economy

Dow Futures Trade Lower As Tech Earnings Disappoint, Apple Sheds 2.8%

U.S. stock futures were trading lower during Thursday’s evening deals, after major benchmark averages finished mixed as investors grew cautious after a slew of mixed earnings reports. By 6:35pm ET (11:40pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures were down 0.2%, S&P 500 Futures fell 0.6% and Nasdaq 100 Futures were down 1.2%. In extended deals, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) […]

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META
Economy

Meta Stuns Street With Lower Costs, Big Buyback, Upbeat Sales

Meta Platforms Inc’s stricter cost controls this year and a new $40 billion share buyback sent shares soaring on Wednesday, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg called 2023 the “Year of Efficiency.” The parent of Instagram and Facebook (NASDAQ:META), which has fallen on hard times amid a broad post-pandemic slump in digital ads, is focused on improving […]

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ECB
Economy

ECB To Raise Rates Again And Face Questions About Future Path

The European Central Bank is set to raise interest rates again on Thursday and pencil in more hikes for the next few months, with the only open question being how big these will be. The ECB has been increasing rates at a record pace to fight a sudden bout of high inflation in the euro […]

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Asia FX
Economy

Asia FX Rallies, Dollar Tumbles As Markets Bet on Fed Pivot

Most Asian currencies rose sharply on Thursday, while the dollar sank to a nine-month low even after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates, with markets betting that a U.S. economic slowdown will force the bank into reversing its hawkish stance this year. The Chinese yuan rose 0.4% and came close to a seven-month high against […]

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Vodafone interim
Economy

Vodafone Interim CEO Vows to ‘Do Better’ After Q3 Revenue Growth Slows

in third-quarter revenue growth that stemmed from weak performance in key European markets. Organic growth in service revenue dropped to 1.8% year-on-year during the three-month period to December 31 to €9.52 billion (€1 = $1.0883), down from an increase of 2.5% in the prior quarter. The company said the slip was linked to declines in […]

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Asia FX
Market

Asia FX Treads Water As Fed Meeting Looms, Dollar Inches Higher

Most Asian currencies moved little on Wednesday in anticipation of a Federal Reserve meeting, while the dollar crept higher as markets positioned for an interest rate hike and a potentially hawkish message from the central bank. The dollar firmed slightly against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index and dollar index futures advancing about […]

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UniCredit
Economy

UniCredit Hikes Payout Goal By 40% After Record Rofit

UniCredit pledged on Tuesday to return 5.25 billion euros ($5.69 billion) to investors based on its 2022 results after posting a record quarterly profit, as CEO Andrea Orcel works to meet his ambitious payout plans. Orcel, who has focused UniCredit on capital light businesses to maximise returns since taking over in April 2021, expressed confidence […]

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