EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protect U.S. companies. If President Joe Biden’s … Read more

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street three delivery bikes suddenly dart over the pedestrian crossing ahead of the car. On the car’s dashboard they look like small 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns itself a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle halt, … Read more

Nasdaq falls with dollar, oil rises; earnings, Fed in focus

U.S. stocks chop around with Nasdaq closing lower Euro zone survey shows German morale dropping Fed in focus with two-day policy meeting on Tuesday NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – Nasdaq (.IXIC) closed lower on Monday after a choppy session for U.S. equities ahead of a big week of technology earnings reports while oil prices … Read more

China’s Alibaba to apply for dual primary listing in Hong Kong

A man walks past the Alibaba Group office building in Beijing, China August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Expects to add HK primary listing by end-2022, keep NYSE listing Hong Kong shares jump 5%; move will diversify investor base -CEO Seen boosting mainland China investor access to … Read more

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Snap Inc shares plunge on slowing growth Communication services stocks lead sectoral declines AmEx raises revenue forecast on resilient card spending Indexes down: Dow … Read more

China fines Didi Global $1.2 bln, fuelling hopes of thaw in regulatory crackdown

HONG KONG/BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) – China’s cybersecurity regulator on Thursday fined Didi Global Inc $1.2 billion, concluding a probe that forced the ride-hailing leader to delist from New York within a year of its debut and made foreign investors wary about China’s tech sector. Didi ran afoul of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) … Read more

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – From his small office in Singapore, Kelvin Pang is ready to wager a $23 million payday that the worst of the chip shortage is not over for automakers – at least in China. Pang has bought 62,000 microcontrollers, chips that help control a range of functions from car engines and … Read more

How Netflix plans to find its inner ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (Reuters) – Netflix (NFLX.O) broke Hollywood’s rules to create a $82 billion global streaming colossus that the rest of the entertainment industry rushed to copy. But as growth slows, it is looking backwards for a way forward, borrowing a page from Walt Disney’s (DIS.N) playbook. The company that changed the way … Read more

Judge in Twitter v. Musk made rare ruling: ordering a deal to close

July 15 (Reuters) – The judge overseeing Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) $44 billion lawsuit against Elon Musk has a no-nonsense reputation as well as the distinction of being one of the few jurists who has ever ordered a reluctant buyer to close a U.S. corporate merger. Kathaleen McCormick took over the role of chancellor or chief … Read more