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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial
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FILE PHOTO: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of “The Lion King” in London, Britain July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Friday Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger had resigned from the company’s board of directors on Sept. 10. Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru;
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HELSINKI (Reuters) – France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook’s (FB.O) Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency. FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has restored some of the accounts of Cuban state-run media, journalists and government officials it had blocked on Wednesday, although others like that of Communist Party leader Raul Castro remain suspended. FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has abandoned its decades-old obsession with empire building and no-expense-spared engineering to free up resources for the development and mass production of electric cars, its CEO Herbert Diess told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Herbert Diess, CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen AG, gestures in front of an ID.3 pre-production prototype during the
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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration PARIS (Reuters) – France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday. In a joint statement, the two governments affirmed that “no private entity
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FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that technology companies are likely to change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from
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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook’s Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual
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FILE PHOTO: Benoit Coeure, board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), is photographed during an interview with Reuters journalists at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo HELSINKI (Reuters) – European Union regulators will set a high bar on regulatory approvals for virtual currency projects in Europe, including Facebook’s
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HELSINKI (Reuters) – The European Union should create a common set of rules for virtual currencies, currently largely unregulated in the bloc, to counter risks posed by Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, France’s Finance Minister said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in
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FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration HELSINKI (Reuters) – France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday the European Union should introduce a common set of rules to govern virtual currencies, which are
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