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Climate disclosure could spark big investments: US climate envoy | Climate Change News

Requiring financial institutions and companies to disclose climate change risks will trigger huge shifts in capital investments around the world,…

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Asia

SPAC bubble trouble? Hong Kong, Singapore proceed cautiously | Financial Markets News

Hong Kong and Singapore are trying to get in on the boom in blank check company listings, while safeguarding investors…

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Africa

New UK watchdog set to curb Big Tech’s hold over news media | Regulation News

Fight between Australia and Facebook over new law forcing tech platforms to pay local news outlets highlights issue. The United…

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Latin America

Firm at heart of J&J vaccine woes has history of safety citations | Business and Economy News

The company at the centre of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its…

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Europe

US Congress piles pressure on Big Tech CEOs over misinformation | Regulation News

Twitter’s Dorsey takes some responsibility for Capitol Hill riot, while Facebook’s, and Alphabet’s chiefs deflect blame. In their first appearance…

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Asia

SPAC slump: ‘Blank check’ stocks dip on reports of SEC inquiry | Business and Economy News

The reason SPACs are known as ‘blank check’ firms is that they generally don’t have a merger target when they…

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Asia

China mulls new state-backed firm to oversee tech data: Report | Regulation News

Move by central bank would mark a significant tightening of regulators’ grip over China’s rapidly growing online firms. China’s government…

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Europe

States sue to undo Biden pause on US oil and gas lease sales | Climate Change News

The 13 Republican-leaning states seek a court order ending the moratorium that United States President Joe Biden imposed in January.…

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Asia

Chinese tech giant Tencent’s boss met antitrust officials: Report | Regulation News

Pony Ma, the reticent founder of Tencent Holdings, China’s biggest social media and video games company, met China’s antitrust watchdog…

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Europe

California attempts to revive a bill that ‘microstamps’ handguns | Government News

Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California’s unique law requiring…

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Latin America

UK plans to get tough on directors of fraudulent or failing firms | Regulation News

Among the proposals is the separation of audit and consultancy functions at the four largest auditing firms. The United Kingdom…

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Middle East

Facebook asks US federal court to dismiss antitrust cases | Government News

In lawsuits filed in December, the US Federal Trade Commission and individual states asked the court to force Facebook to…

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Asia

Boeing orders in the black for the first time in 15 months | Aviation News

The company reported 82 new orders for commercial aeroplanes and 51 cancellations, making for a net gain of 31. Boeing…

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Africa

US investigates engine fires in 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 SUVs | Automotive Industry News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the probe after receiving 11 fire complaints about RAV4 models. The United States…

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Asia

Facebook signs deals with three more Australian media firms | Media News

Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global tech giants to pay for news content. Facebook Inc says it…

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Asia

US transport department faults aviation body over Boeing 737 MAX | Aviation News

In new report, US Transportation Department says ‘much work remains’ in fixing how aviation body certifies new planes. The United…

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Africa

US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big Tech | Government News

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Members of the…

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Asia

‘Sorry’: Brokerage chief at heart of GameStop saga apologises | Financial Markets News

The head of trading app Robinhood and Wall Street hedge fund managers fielded a barrage of questions in the United…

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