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U.S.-China investment flows slide to nine year-low as bilateral tensions escalate
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Investment between the United States and China tumbled to a nine-year low in the first half of 2020, hit by bilateral tensions that could see more Chinese companies come under pressure to divest U.S. operations, a research report said.
ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win U.S. deal as deadline looms: sources
(Reuters) - China's ByteDance is planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the U.S. government, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
U.N. food chief urges Bezos, other billionaires to step up to help world's starving
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. food chief David Beasley called on the world's billionaires on Thursday to step up to help save some 30 million people he said are at risk of dying if they don't receive help from the World Food Programme.
Trump doesn't want ByteDance to maintain control of TikTok - official
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump does not want China's ByteDance to maintain a controlling interest in TikTok because it could put Americans' personal information at risk, a senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.
Arm rival SiFive says Nvidia deal spurs interest in its technology
(Reuters) - The newly appointed chief executive of SiFive Inc, a rising rival to Arm Ltd to supply chip designs, says Nvidia Corp's $40 billion (30.83 billion pounds) agreement to acquire Arm has sparked fresh interest from customers about deepening ties with the young firm.
Unity sells shares in $1.3 billion U.S. IPO above target range
(Reuters) - Unity Software Inc
on Thursday sold shares in its New York initial public offering (IPO) above its target range to raise $1.3 billion, the company said.
U.S. Judge may temporarily halt Trump's WeChat ban: Bloomberg News
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge said she is willing to temporarily halt President Donald Trump's ban on Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat following requests by its users, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
Toppling of conquistador statue in Colombia triggers debate over history, legacy
BOGOTA, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The toppling of a statue of a Spanish conqueror by indigenous people in Colombia this week has opened up debate over how the historic arrival and rule by Western Europeans and the suffering of native people should be remembered.
UPDATE 1-Trump says his administration spoke to Walmart, Oracle about TikTok
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration had spoken to Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp on Thursday about TikTok, but that not much had changed about a deal for the Chinese-owned short video app.
Facebook announces curbs on internal debate of political issues
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would update its internal discussion policies to impose restrictions on employees' ability to debate social and political issues.
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