Category Archives: Finance


Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading


Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52.4 billion in stock

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Walt Disney Co on Thursday (December 14) agreed to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock. Continue reading


High tech, high finance and high times for the pot industry

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million (USD) in business. Continue reading


Tencent surpasses Facebook in market value

Tencent Holdings has racked up some impressive gains this week – becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world’s fifth-most valuable company. Grace Lee reports Continue reading


Uber OKs SoftBank’s bid to buy stake

The peace deal struck by Uber’s board will allow Softbank to make an investment worth up to $10 billion, according to sources. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading


Think bitcoin’s getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

With Zimbabwe under threat of cash shortages and hyperinflation, some are turning to highly-volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as a safer haven for their money. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading


Apple breaks $900 bln market cap, leads Wall St to record highs

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (NYSE) – Wall Street closed at a record high on Wednesday (November 8) as Apple’s AAPL.O market capitalization climbed above the $900 billion mark and videogame makers rallied. Continue reading


Snapchat owner’s shares plunge

Snap’s shares tumbled after it disappointed with revenue and user growth. But the stock recovered slightly after Snap said China’s Tencent holds 12 pct stake. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading