Tencent chief makes a fuss with republished article on China’s economy

Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng attends the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Bonnie Ma, founder of tech giant Tencent Holdings, caused a stir on social media over the weekend by republishing an … Read more

Russia has stopped gas exports to Finland, says Mariupol, the blockade of Mariupol steel plants is over

Russia says weeks-long blockade ends in Azovstal Russia intensifies its offensive in Donbass Russia halts Finnish gas flow over payment dispute Kyiv/OSLO (Reuters) – Russia has declared victory in a months-long battle for the Avostal steel plant in Mariupol, one step closer to its goal of controlling Ukraine’s Donbas region and halting gas exports to … Read more

Germany, Italy agree to Russian gas payments after Brussels approval – sources

A model of a natural gas pipeline shows in front of the projected floor the colors of the flag of the European Union and Russia in this illustration taken on March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Some EU countries refuse to comply … Read more

Exclusively TikTok planning big push in gaming, testing in Vietnam sources

The TikTok app on a smartphone is shown in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) – TikTok is running tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, four … Read more

Google’s Russian subsidiary files for bankruptcy after bank account confiscation

May 18 (Reuters) – Russia’s Google subsidiary plans to file for bankruptcy after authorities seized his bank account, making it impossible to pay employees and suppliers, but free services including search and YouTube will continue to operate, a spokesman for Russia’s Google Inc said on Wednesday. . Alphabet Corporation (GOOGL.O) The unit has been under … Read more

Iraq is retreating because of China’s greater control over its oil fields

Iraq persuaded Lukoil to stop selling to Sinopec – sources Baghdad worried about China becoming too dominant – sources Western companies are not satisfied with the terms of Iraqi deals LONDON/BASRA (Reuters) – Last year, Iraq’s Oil Ministry thwarted three potential deals that would have given Chinese companies more control over its oil fields and … Read more

Analysis: White House balances inflation and farmers in new biofuel mandates

May 16 (Reuters) – The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks how much biofuels like corn ethanol that U.S. refiners will have to blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to balance taming consumer inflation against subsidizing the nation’s farmers. How the administration balances competing priorities could … Read more