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Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services. Read More

 

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Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple's App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. More »

 

Google provides data on U.S. political advertising

(Reuters) - Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys U.S. election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday. More »

 

SEC scrutiny of Tesla grows as Goldman hints at adviser role

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc regarding Chief Executive Elon Musk's plan to take the company private and his statement that funding was "secured," Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources. More »

 

China's solar giant GCL to make electric car move in new 'eco-town'

JURONG, China (Reuters) - China's leading solar equipment manufacturer GCL is planning a move into the electric vehicle sector, aiming to make use of its expertise in energy to gain a vital competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded industry, executives said. More »

 

Tencent shares hit by profit drop, murky outlook for China game approvals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in China's Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money off its most popular game. More »

 

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019. More »

 

Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers. More »

 

UK regulator sticks to 14 pounds a share floor for Sky from Disney

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Takeover Panel said on Thursday it had confirmed its ruling that Walt Disney might have to offer at least 14 pounds a share to buy UK pay-television group Sky. More »

 

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