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The elusive console is selling out everywhere. Here’s how to get your hands on one

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17 Jun, 2021 / 07:14

Bitcoin (BTC) resumed its descent yesterday following a rejection from resistance on June 15.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 06:47

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on the VanEck bitcoin ETF again, saying in a filing that it wanted public commentary.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 06:20

Asian equities touched a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending bond yields and the dollar sharply higher. The dollar hung on to most of what was the strongest one-day rise in 15 months after the Fed meeting, while benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields lifted by the most since early March. FTSE futures were also off 0.4%.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 06:15

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) said Wednesday CEO Satya Nadella will take over the role of company chair. What Happened: Nadella, who ...

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17 Jun, 2021 / 06:09
17 Jun, 2021 / 05:43

Overview: 10 Year Bond Yield spike with USD DXY placing pressure on stocks.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 05:30

(Bloomberg) -- SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, wants to shed its staid image and take on a more dynamic role as an investor in tech startups à la SoftBank Group Corp.Armed with a $5 billion budget for acquisitions over the next three years, the company is setting out to find the next Coupang Inc., the Korean e-commerce giant whose massive initial public offering fueled SoftBank’s record profit last quarter. About $2 billion of that will come from the proceeds of planned IPO

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17 Jun, 2021 / 03:48

Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) planned to offer its own primary-care medical service, complete with doctors in the tech giant's employ, to ...

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17 Jun, 2021 / 03:31

It’s a relatively busy day on the economic calendar after impressive stats from NZ and Australia. Economic data from the Eurozone and the U.S will be in focus.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 02:10

The direction of the September U.S. Dollar Index on Thursday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to 91.490 to 91.495.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 02:05

The dollar rose in early European trade Thursday, climbing to levels not seen for around two months after the Federal Reserve surprised markets with a hawkish turn, bringing forward its timetable for raising interest rates to 2023. The only major currency to withstand the dollar’s advance was the New Zealand dollar, with NZD/USD up 0.4% to 0.7076 after the country’s gross domestic product surged 1.6% in the first quarter from the previous quarter.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 02:01
17 Jun, 2021 / 02:00

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17 Jun, 2021 / 01:11

(Bloomberg) -- The pound’s popularity in cross-border payments tumbled to its lowest level in more than a decade as the U.K. navigates the post-Brexit landscape, while the euro edged out the dollar for the top spot last month.Sterling’s market share has dropped for four straight months and in May registered the lowest usage since at least 2010, when the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications started tracking the data. In contrast, the euro overtook the dollar for the first

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17 Jun, 2021 / 01:00

The World Bank has shut down a request for help from El Salvador in implementing bitcoin as legal tender, citing environmental concerns.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 00:40

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. would be prohibited under antitrust reform legislation introduced last week from giving its own apps an advantage by preventing users from removing them on Apple devices, said Democratic Representative David Cicilline, who is leading a push to pass new regulations for U.S. technology companies.Cicilline told reporters Wednesday that a proposal prohibiting tech platforms from giving an advantage to their own products over those of competitors would mean Apple must let co

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17 Jun, 2021 / 00:19

It’s been a relatively bullish start to the day for the majors. A move through the day’s pivot levels would support a recovery of yesterday’s losses…

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17 Jun, 2021 / 00:17

The 20 general counsel featured here are not only strategic partners to their chief executives and other senior managers, but also have responsibilities for other functions — such as business or external affairs, and environment, social and governance questions. How can they undertake these expanded roles? In addition, the impact of accelerated digitalisation means they lead bigger, more multidisciplinary teams, which are unafraid of adopting technology to give them more time to focus on critical business issues.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 00:00

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has been named chair of the software company, ending two decades of separation between the positions, amid questions about the board’s handling of an investigation into co-founder Bill Gates. The appointment made Nadella only the second person to hold both chief executive and chair titles in the company’s 46-year history. Gates occupied both roles until stepping back as chief executive in 2000, though he remained as chair until 2014 and still acts as an adviser to Nadella.

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17 Jun, 2021 / 00:00

Asian equities touched a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve stunned investors by signalling it might raise interest rates at a much faster pace than assumed, sending bond yields and the dollar sharply higher. The dollar hung on to most of what was the strongest one-day rise in 15 months after the Fed meeting, while benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields lifted by the most since early March. FTSE futures were also off 0.4%.

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16 Jun, 2021 / 23:47

(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as board chairman, strengthening his influence at the world’s largest software maker after more than seven years as the top executive.Nadella, 53, succeeds John Thompson, who will return to the role of lead independent director, a position he held before being named chairman in 2014, Microsoft said Wednesday in a statement.The change is a vote of confidence in Nadella, who was appointed CEO in February 2014. Thompson, 72,

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16 Jun, 2021 / 23:09

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new chairman, in place of John Thompson. Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer, has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications and ZeniMax. The company said Thompson, who took over as chairman from the software giant's co-founder Bill Gates in 2014, will serve as lead independent director.

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16 Jun, 2021 / 22:33

Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer, has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications and ZeniMax. The company said Thompson, who took over as chairman from the software giant's co-founder Bill Gates in 2014, will serve as lead independent director.

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16 Jun, 2021 / 22:22