Money

Japan’s Takeda shares drop as investors fret over Shire pursuit

TOKYO (Reuters) – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd shares lost almost 5 percent of their value on Friday as investors fretted over the size of any deal the Japanese firm would have to make to seal its record-breaking purchase of London-listed Shire PLC. FILE PHOTO: Takeda Pharmaceutical’s signboard is seen on its headquarters building in Tokyo, […]

UK

Woman dies in fire at care home in northeast London

LONDON (Reuters) – A woman died in a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities in northeast London on Friday. The fire broke out at 0114 GMT and 12 people fled the three-storey building. “Sadly, a woman was confirmed dead at the scene,” the London Fire Brigade said. Over 70 firefighters battled […]

World

In Vietnam, a mega casino rises with the help of a Macau junket company

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Along a three-kilometer (2-mile) stretch of coastline in central Vietnam, construction cranes are digging up mounds of sand and rubble where the country’s biggest casino is set to open next year. A model of the resort project by Suncity with nearby constructions is shown at Hoiana, Vietnam March 26, 2018. Picture […]

Money

Thailand’s top banks post faster quarterly profit growth, face fee income strains

* Kasikornbank’s Q1 profit up 5.8 pct, Bangkok Bank’s up 8.4 pct * SCB’s profit falls 4.6 pct on rise in digital spending * Banks waiving digital fees amid competition from non-bank players BANGKOK, April 20 (Reuters) – Two of Thailand’s top banks posted a faster pace of quarterly profit growth as an expanding economy […]

Technology

PwC had cleared Facebook’s privacy practices in leak period

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of millions of Facebook users. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in […]

World

China air force goads Taiwan with Hokkien-language video

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s air force has released a propaganda film dubbed into Hokkien, a language strongly identified with Taiwan’s pro-independence movement, showing bomber aircraft which have been involved in flying patrols around the self-ruled island. China has been issuing increasingly stern warnings for democratic Taiwan to toe the line, including a stepped up military […]

World

French police evacuate occupied Paris university site

PARIS (Reuters) – French police swooped before dawn on Friday to clear out around 100 people who had occupied a Paris university premises in protest against student admissions rules. It was one of a dozen blockaded campus sites in the country and the clear-out was accompanied by a government message that law and order would […]

UK

Woman dead in Chingford fire – London Fire Brigade

(Reuters) – The London Fire Brigade said on Friday a woman has been confirmed dead in a fire at a flat on Connington Crescent, Chingford. Ten fire engines, over 70 firefighters and officers are dealing with the situation in Chingford, the Fire Brigade said in a statement. bit.ly/2qL17rI Twelve people left the block before the […]

Money

RPT-UPDATE 4-Australia vows crackdown on corporate misconduct as bank inquiry claims AMP scalp

(Repeats to fix technical glitch) * AMP CEO Craig Meller steps down in wake of company testimony * AMP has admitted its advice business lied to regulator for years * Inquiry has also heard CBA charged dead customers * Nurse gave evidence about losing her home on Westpac advice By Byron Kaye and Paulina Duran […]

Money

Australia shares lose steam as materials retreat; NZ down

* Aussie shares snap 5 sessions of gains * Materials drag as commodity prices ease overnight * NZ down as healthcare stocks drop By Chris Thomas April 20 (Reuters) – Australian shares eased on Friday as the recent commodity prices rally paused for breath, while a weak finish on Wall Street overnight, fuelled by concerns […]

Money

SE Asia Stocks-Most fall as tech sell-off drags broader Asia lower; Philippines recovers

* S’pore shares on track for weekly gain of 2 pct * Philippine shares up 0.8 pct By Nikhil Nainan April 20 (Reuters) – Most Southeast Asian stock markets slipped on Friday tracking broader Asia which was hit by a sell-off in technology stocks, while Philippine shares regained some ground following a sharp fall in […]

Sports

Virus hampers Watford’s stomach for fight against Palace

(Reuters) – Several Watford players have been struck down with a stomach virus ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Crystal Palace, manager Javi Gracia has said. Soccer Football – Premier League – Huddersfield Town vs Watford – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain – April 14, 2018 Watford manager Javi Gracia before the […]

Money

China stocks fall, banks and airlines weigh; Hong Kong down

* SSEC -1.2 pct, CSI300 -1.0 pct, HSI -0.4 pct * HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 2.7 pct, Shanghai->HK daily quota used -6.2 pct * FTSE China A50 -0.9 pct, BNY Mellon ADR China Select Index +0.1 pct SHANGHAI, April 20 (Reuters) – China stocks slid on Friday morning, dragged down by banking and transport […]

Money

China money rates move higher despite cut in bank reserve requirements

SHANGHAI, April 20 (Reuters) – China’s primary money rates ended the week higher despite net liquidity injections and a surprise cut in banks’ reserve requirements by the country’s central bank, as demand for cash remained strong. The volume-weighted average rate of the benchmark seven-day repo traded in the interbank market, considered the best indicator of […]

Money

Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

* Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” work alongside humans * Danish start-up pioneered cobot market, holds 60 percent share * Market set to grow over $10 billion in next decade by some estimates * Japanese robot makers aim to expand through M&A, partnership By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO, April 20 (Reuters) – A two-armed robot in a […]

Money

Australia’s NAB to take $582 million restructuring charge in half-year results

(Reuters) – National Australia Bank (NAB.AX) said on Friday it will take A$755 million ($582.26 million) in restructuring-linked costs against its cash earnings in its half-year results. FILE PHOTO: The National Australia Bank Logo is seen on a branch in central Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo The figure primarily pertains to workforce […]

Technology

JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has tested a new blockchain platform for issuing financial instruments with the National Bank of Canada and other large firms, they said on Friday, seeking to streamline origination, settlement, interest rate payments and other processes. FILE PHOTO: A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase […]

Security

Seagate Media Server Path Traversal ≈ Packet Storm

————————————————————————Seagate Media Server path traversal vulnerability————————————————————————Yorick Koster, September 2017 ————————————————————————Abstract————————————————————————Seagate Personal Cloud is a consumer-grade Network-Attached Storagedevice (NAS). It was found that Seagate Media Server is vulnerable topath traversal that allows unauthenticated attackers to downloadarbitrary files from the NAS. Since Seagate Media Server runs with rootprivileges it is possible to exploit this issue to retrieve […]

World

Comey says in memos that Trump showed concern about leaks, loyalty, dossier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers. The partially redacted memos of former FBI Director James Comey, recounting conversations with President Donald Trump last […]

Security

Seagate Personal Cloud SRN21C Arbitrary File Move ≈ Packet Storm

————————————————————————Seagate Personal Cloud allows moving of arbitrary files————————————————————————Yorick Koster, September 2017 ————————————————————————Abstract————————————————————————Seagate Personal Cloud is a consumer-grade Network-Attached Storagedevice (NAS). It was found that the web application used to manage theNAS contains a vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated attacker tomove arbitrary files. The move operation is done with root privileges,which basically allows moving any file […]