Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda and chemicals company Ecolab have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions are appearing alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Ads for at least 30 brands, ranging from Walt Disney Co (DIS.N)Comcast Corp’s (CMCSA.O) … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US seeks allies as split emerges over global plastics pollution treaty

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters . The move underlines its desire to keep the treaty’s … Read more

In China, home buyers occupy their ‘rotting’, unfinished properties

GUILIN, China, Sept 26 (Reuters) – For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the city’s clean air. Her living conditions, however, are far from those promised: … Read more

Exclusive: Grab expectations no big layoffs despite weak market

A man walks past a Grab office in Singapore March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Grab , Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and food delivery firm, does not envisage having to undertake mass layoffs as some rivals have done, and is selectively hiring, … Read more

Analysis: After feverish week, global investors lick wounds and brace for more chaos

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Global investors are preparing for more market mayhem after a monumental week that whipsawed asset prices around the world, as central banks and governments ramped up their fight against inflation. Signs of extraordinary times were everywhere. The Federal Reserve delivered … Read more

IDB directors unanimously recommend firing of Claver-Carone after ethics probe

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing … Read more

Analysis: Amid tense Brazil election, Petrobras emerges as surprise market darling

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) has spent much of 2022 in turmoil, cycling through four chief executives as President Jair Bolsonaro hammered the company to bring down fuel prices. Faced with that and the likely return of a … Read more

Exclusive: India govt ‘in no hurry’ on medium-term inflation target – sources

Debashis Dhara, a vegetable vendor, speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata, India, March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – India’s government is in no hurry to push inflation – now hovering near 7% and eight-year … Read more

Elon Musk faces skeptics as Tesla gets ready to unveil ‘Optimus’ robot

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to “production hell” four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs. My, how times have changed. Musk’s Texas company now is floating ambitious plans to deploy thousands of humanoid robots, known … Read more

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more