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China’s factory, service sectors shake off 3 months of lockdown pain

A worker polishes a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 2, 2019. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China factory, services PMIs above 50 for first time since Feb Recovery seen as COVID restrictions partially ease 2022 GDP growth …

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LG Energy signs battery-grade lithium supply deal with Compass Minerals

LG Energy Solution’s logo is pictured on a smartphone in front of their web site displayed in this illustration taken, December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 29 (Reuters) – South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solutions (LGES) (373220.KS) said on Wednesday it had entered into a …

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A US FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the chief executives of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to kick Chinese-owned TikTok out of its app store. Brendan Carr, the FCC commissioner, said in a letter to the CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on …

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S.Korea’s LGES reviews $ 1.3 bln Arizona battery investment as US inflation bites

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd (LGES) (373220.KS), a major supplier to US carmakers including Tesla (TSLA.O), is reassessing a $ 1.3 billion investment plan for an Arizona factory citing “unprecedented” economic conditions. News that South Korea’s biggest battery maker is reviewing the plan, unveiled only three months …

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Tesla closes an office as layoff hits Autopilot jobs, including hourly ones

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has shuttered its office in San Mateo, California and laid off roughly 200 employees working on its Autopilot driver-assistant system there, one of the people told Reuters, in a move seen as accelerating cost-cutting. Most of the laid-off people had been hourly workers, that person said. Early …

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After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while …

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Chinese spacecraft acquires images of entire planet of Mars

BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters) – An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft has acquired imagery data covering all of Mars, including visuals of its south pole, after circling the planet more than 1,300 times since early last year, state media reported on Wednesday. China’s Tianwen-1 successfully reached the Red Planet in February 2021 on the country’s inaugural mission …

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Slain Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala’s song removed from YouTube | Internet News

The music video talks about the Sutlej-Yamuna canal which is at the center of a dispute between the singer’s home state of Punjab and neighbor Haryana. YouTube has removed a viral music video in India, released posthumously by murdered Sikh rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, following a complaint by the government. The song “SYL” talks about …

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China’s central bank, BIS set up renminbi liquidity arrangement

Headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, is pictured in Beijing, China September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 25 (Reuters) – China’s central bank said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with the Bank for International Settlements to establish a …

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