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PayPal's $2.7 billion Japan deal heats up buy now, pay later race

Sep 08 2021

U.S. payments giant PayPal Holdings Inc said it would acquire Japanese buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Paidy in a $2.7 billion largely cash deal, taking another step to claim the top spot in an industry experiencing a pandemic-led boom.

Explainer: How will solid-state batteries make electric vehicles better?

Sep 07 2021

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Solid-state batteries could be game changer for electric vehicles (EVs) by storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium-ion batteries, helping accelerate the shift away from fossil fuel-powered cars.

Timeline: ByteDance founder who put TikTok on global map to quit as CEO

May 20 2021

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Zhang Yiming will step down as chief executive of TikTok-owner ByteDance, handing over to college roommate, long-time colleague and current human resources head Liang Rubo.

Apple logs record quarterly smartphone shipments, Huawei in freefall

Jan 28 2021

Apple Inc's smartphone shipments jumped 22% to record levels in the fourth quarter, making it the world's biggest seller, while those for Huawei plunged as U.S. sanctions took effect.

REUTERS NEXT-Don't expect a conclusion from WHO's China visit, says expert

Jan 11 2021

SINGAPORE, Jan 11 Expectations should be "very low" that a World Health Organization team of experts tasked with investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic will reach a conclusion from their trip to China this month, a health expert affiliated with the WHO said.

Australia detects new UK strain; Hong Kong, India cancel Britain flights

Dec 21 2020

SINGAPORE Australia said on Monday it had detected cases of the new fast-spreading coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom, while Hong Kong and India said they would suspend flights from Britain.

EBay announces review of StubHub, Classifieds in deal with activists

Mar 01 2019

EBay Inc on Friday announced a review of its StubHub and eBay Classifieds businesses and said it would appoint two new directors to its board, as part of an agreement with activist investors to avert a proxy contest.

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