China exerting growing pressure on foreign companies, study finds

A man walks in front of Lujiazui financial district, seen across the Huangpu river at dusk, amid the lockdown in Pudong area to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) – China is … Read more

Malaysia ex-PM Najib moves from luxurious lifestyle to lockup

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s new prison lodgings may be less than an hour’s drive from … Read more

Florida prosecutor suspended by DeSantis over abortion stance sues to regain job

Aug 17 (Reuters) – A Florida state attorney on Wednesday sued Governor Ron DeSantis after he was suspended earlier this month for saying he would not prosecute anyone who sought or provided abortions. In a lawsuit filed in Tallahassee, Florida, federal court, prosecutor Andrew Warren said his suspension by DeSantis violated his First Amendment rights … Read more

US FTC considers crackdown on how companies collect consumer information

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday said it was considering adopting new rules to prohibit harmful commercial surveillance and lax data security, saying American consumers are often unknowingly giving up personal information ranging from their menstrual cycles to how they pray. FTC Chair Lina Khan said “firms now … Read more

Yellen says more opportunities for women will boost economic potential of US, S.Korea.

SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) – Boosting women’s participation in the workforce and giving them more leadership opportunities would boost the economic potential of South Korea and the United States, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a group of women entrepreneurs in Seoul. Women represented a “huge untapped resource” for both the United States and South … Read more

Lebanon telecoms mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and safety

BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) – Kenyan cleaner Noel Musanga survived Lebanon’s economic meltdown, waves of COVID -19 and Beirut’s port blast. But when her internet provider announced rates would double, she feared her last lifeline to family and work would snap. The freelance migrant worker already barely earned enough to survive. Now, the higher telecoms … Read more

‘Chilling’ use of security law threatening Hong Kong’s finance hub status, says US envoy

HONG KONG, July 11 (Reuters) – The top US diplomat in Hong Kong on Monday urged China to ease political pressure on the city, warning that the “crude and chilling” use of a sweeping national security law threatened its role as an international business hub. In at times strongly worded farewell remarks to the American … Read more

Face-recognition business puts SoftBank between China, US

The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters)-A SoftBank-owned company is thriving by offering face-recognition technology fueled by a blacklisted Chinese firm to the likes of Mastercard and Visa, … Read more