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Temasek-backed Vertex gets approval to list SPAC in Singapore

FILE PHOTO: A Temasek Holdings logo is seen at their office in Singapore July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar SuSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Vertex Venture Holdings, which is backed by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, said its special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) had received an eligibility-to-list letter from the city-state’s exchange. Several funds are planning to list SPACs […]

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Opinion | Covid Measures and Misnomers

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. More from our inbox: To the Editor: ​Re “Biden’s Plan for Omicron: Testing but No Lockdowns” (front page, Dec. 22): In his address to the nation President Biden failed to forcefully present […]

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Drahi lifts stake in BT to 18%, drawing defensive response from Britain

LONDON (Reuters) -Patrick Drahi said on Tuesday he had increased his stake in BT to 18%, drawing a defensive response from the British government even though the Franco-Israeli telecoms entrepreneur said he did not intend to launch a takeover.FILE PHOTO: Patrick Drahi, Franco-Israeli businessman and founder of cable and mobile telecoms company Altice Group attends […]

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Beijing goes on the offensive in battle over democracy

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. BEIJING  – All through this year, Beijing’s propaganda machinery has been on an offensive against American democracy, relishing mocking the Capitol Hill riots as proof of its failure and collapse. Please subscribe or log in to […]

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Opinion | Why Omicron Makes You Feel Numb Instead of Terrified

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Adam Grant Dr. Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, the author of “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” and the host of the TED podcast “WorkLife.” […]

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Opinion | Why Is There So Much Judgment About How We Feed Our Kids?

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Jessica Grose Opinion Writer At a routine checkup for Priya Fielding-Singh’s newborn daughter, a well-meaning nurse put the child on a scale and said, “Let’s see how good of a job […]

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Opinion | American Academia: The Traditional and the Upstarts

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. More from our inbox: To the Editor: In “Why We Need New Colleges” (column, Nov. 11), Ross Douthat indulges in some of the usual caricatures of “elite academia,” with loose talk of […]

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Enel emerges as frontrunner for Italy's Mooney in joint bid with Intesa – sources

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest utility Enel has emerged as a frontrunner to take control of Italian payments firm Mooney as part of a joint bidding proposal with Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Mooney’s existing investors, two sources told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: A logo of Italian multinational energy company Enel is seen at the Milan headquarters, Italy, […]

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Brazil's Eletrobras says expects privatization by May 2022

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Eletrobras, a Brazilian electric utilities company, is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run power company Eletrobras said in a presentation on Wednesday that the follow-on share offering […]