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HSBC to focus on wealth management across Asia

HSBC to focus on wealth management across Asia

(ATF) HSBC plans to plough $6 billion into its operations across Asia and focus on targeting wealth management in the region where it makes most of its profit.Europe's biggest bank reported a 30% plunge in profit for 2020 – $6.1 billion after tax, a result that stemmed mainly from the …

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News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

News Corp agrees global content deal with Google

(ATF) Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp struck a global news deal with Google, the media company said on Wednesday February 17, in the most extensive agreement yet for news content with big tech.The two companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google’s ad technology services, build audio journalism …

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China grabs French and Canadian barley as pig herd grows again

China grabs French and Canadian barley as pig herd grows again

(ATF) China is scooping up millions of tonnes of barley from France and Canada that have yet to be harvested, as its appetite for animal feed grain spills over into orders for next year's crop.Chinese buying has contributed to higher prices for key crops and to food inflation worldwide as …

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China fires up nuclear fusion reactor

China fires up nuclear fusion reactor

(ATF) China has reportedly powered up its "artificial sun" nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, according to state media, which said this was a great advance in the country's nuclear power research capability.The HL-2M Tokamak reactor in Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province is China's largest and most advanced nuclear …

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China needs to take its hydrogen game to a new level

China needs to take its hydrogen game to a new level

(ATF) A lot of news has broken recently about developing hydrogen to help displace the use of fossil fuels, including natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel. However, it appears at this junction that the industry still has a long way to go to help the fuel address climate change …

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France, Netherlands want EU agency to regulate tech giants

European Commission taking a tough line against US tech giants, a

France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet. The move increases pressure on EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is working on a draft …

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