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Bitcoin climbs above $3,400, headed for biggest daily rise in nearly three weeks

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose sharply on Monday, climbing above $3,400 in a move traders ascribed to heavy buying on Japan and Hong Kong-based exchanges. Read More


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Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April. More »


German regional state to sue VW over diesel scandal: FAZ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to sue Volkswagen over the carmaker's cheating of emissions tests, newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Monday. More »


German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. More »


Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government's response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry's plans. More »


Careem launches delivery service, expects to close funding round soon

DUBAI (Reuters) - Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies. More »


Costs for early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq's 2018 profit

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its expected 2018 annual profit would fall by almost half after approving a cost cutting plan to retire 337 workers early at an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million). More »


South Africa's Naspers leads $540 million investment in Indian tech startup

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Naspers and Canada's state pension fund have invested $540 million in Indian educational technology startup Byju's, the South African internet giant said on Monday. More »


Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) - Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected. More »


Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with "Wear Space," a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision. More »


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