The battle between small-time traders and hedge funds that has shaken U.S. and European stock markets moved into Asia, with surges in several Australian companies squeezing another batch of financial institutions that have bet on the stocks falling.
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First flashes of Brexit trade trouble appear in UK data
Early signs of disruption caused by Britain's shift to its new, less open trading relationship with the European Union are emerging in economic data.
Stocks soured by Wall Street sell-off and 'vaccine nationalism'
Shares wiped out their gains in Europe for the year early on Thursday, soured by a sell-off on Wall Street, no end in sight to pandemic lockdowns and a squeeze in short positions.
Australia takes on Google advertising dominance in latest Big Tech fight
An Australian regulator is considering letting internet users choose what personal data companies like Google share with advertisers, as part of the country's attempts to shatter the dominance of tech titans.
Syrian businessman Haswani denies links to Beirut blast chemicals
Syrian businessman George Haswani denied any links on Wednesday to last year's explosion that killed 200 people in Beirut, telling Reuters that he knew nothing about a company linked to the purchase of the fertiliser that exploded in the port.
Yemen 'Arab Spring' unity torn asunder by hunger and war
Ten years after joining an uprising in Yemen against autocratic rule and an economy in shambles, the same activists find themselves on opposite sides of a war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine with dim prospects for peace.
Swiss concept artists go underground with foundation project
Swiss concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin are diving into the urban landscape to create their latest piece - an art project that will be buried beneath a new residential development north of the city of Zurich.
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