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Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer (Reuters) – Police in the Myanmar city of Mandalay opened fire and used tear gas on Saturday to break up an anti-coup protest but it was not clear if they fired live ammunition or rubber bullets, according …

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Bitcoin hit a fresh high in Asian trading on Saturday, extending a two-month rally that saw its market capitalisation cross $1 trillion a day earlier. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency rose to an record $56,620, taking its weekly gain to 18%. It has surged more than 92% this year. Bitcoin’s gains have …

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price answers a question during a news briefing at the department in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. Olivier Douliery/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has profound concerns over China’s “predatory” behavior when it comes to technology, the State Department spokesman said on Thursday, adding that …

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali leaders have failed to end a stalemate over the selection of a new president scheduled for next week, government officials said on Saturday, raising the risk of more political turmoil. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of Somalia. REUTERS/Jack Hill/Pool President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed flew back to the capital Mogadishu without a deal …

Men walk past a mural of frontline workers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s health authorities remain vigilant and prepared to deal with a new more transmissible strain of the coronavirus identified in Britain, the country’s health minister said on Monday, …

DUBAI (Reuters) – Gulf stock markets were muted on Sunday after Joe Biden’s U.S. election victory, reflecting expectations that his administration will not bring radical changes to the region’s struggling economies. In Saudi Arabia, the stocks index .TASI declined 0.2% at market open but posted some gains in early trading and was up 0.3% at …

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As companies prepare to list on the start-up board ChiNext under a new U.S.-style IPO system on Monday, China’s Shenzhen will officially challenge Shanghai for tech listings, while adding fuel to a “technology war” with the United States. Eighteen companies will begin trading on the Nasdaq-style start-up board on Monday in a …

* Some 18 firms to list on Shenzhen’s revamped ChiNext on Monday * Reforms to ChiNext aimed at fast-tracking IPOs * Reforms come as U.S. and China fight so-called tech war * Fund managers flag tech bubble risks, fraud risks By Samuel Shen and Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) – As companies prepare to …

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) stands in front of a social poster in central Kyiv, Ukraine July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo KYIV (Reuters) – Health officials in Ukraine, which has seen a spike in coronavirus cases this week, said on Saturday the …

July 17 (Reuters) – Hong Kong Stock Exchange Filings: * ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED SAYS IT SOLD 154.0 MLN SHARES IN ALIBABA HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT AVG PRICE OF HK$22.65 ($2.92) PER SHARE ON JULY 14 – HKEX FILING * ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED’S LONG POSITION IN ALIBABA HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DECREASES TO 67.51% FROM …