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Uber is sued over payment for mobile ads it called fraudulent

(Reuters) - A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent.


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Posted 2018/01/03 21:34:08

U.S. warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned North Korea on Tuesday against staging another missile test and said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not do something to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.


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Posted 2018/01/03 01:19:35

Asia shares eye all-time top on global growth cheer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks struck a fresh decade high on Wednesday as risk appetites were whetted by a bevy of upbeat manufacturing surveys that confirmed a synchronised upturn in world growth was well under way.


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Posted 2018/01/03 00:42:09

Passenger rights group takes legal action that could block Niki sale to IAG

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group representing airline passengers has taken legal action to shift insolvency proceedings for budget airline Niki to Austria from Germany, in a move that could endanger the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG .


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Posted 2018/01/03 00:36:35

Former UBS Libor trader in court to challenge FCA ban

LONDON (Reuters) - A former junior UBS trader, who is challenging a plan by Britain's regulator to ban him from financial services over Libor-related conduct, is alleging in a London court this week that his actions were sanctioned and mandated by managers.


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Posted 2018/01/02 23:46:39

U.S. puts Pakistan on notice - do more to stop terrorism

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a "double game" on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain U.S. aid.


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Posted 2018/01/02 21:59:10

BP sets $1.5 billion charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion (1 billion pounds) charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/01/02 19:38:13

Ryanair applies for UK licence to shore up routes before Brexit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating licence in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit.


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Posted 2018/01/02 17:22:35

Exclusive - Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea: sources

LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.


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Posted 2017/12/29 22:07:02

BA owner IAG to buy insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British Airways' owner IAG said on Friday it would buy Niki, Air Berlin's insolvent Austrian holiday airline, for 20 million euros (18 million pounds) and provide additional liquidity to the company of up to 16.5 million euros.


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Posted 2017/12/29 22:01:31

Thousands of Palestinians take part in anti-Trump protests

GAZA (Reuters) - Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza and the occupied West Bank for the fourth Friday in a row in protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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Posted 2017/12/29 21:27:24

Stock performance in 2017 points to wealth for many nations

(Reuters) - Markets bid 2017 goodbye on a modestly defensive note on Friday, but the year will be best remembered for leaving global investors wealthier.


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Posted 2017/12/29 21:22:51

Goldman warns of $5-billion earnings hit from U.S. tax law

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it would take a $5 billion (4 billion pounds) earnings hit in the fourth quarter for the new U.S. tax law, becoming the first major U.S. bank to detail the law's one-time impact on corporate profits held overseas.


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Posted 2017/12/29 19:47:50

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's prime minister said on Friday that the new Catalan parliament should hold its maiden session on Jan. 17, the first step in reinstating local government after Madrid fired the old regional administration for illegally declaring independence.


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Posted 2017/12/29 18:59:07

Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is pulling out the stops to try and take the lead in its annual order contest with Boeing , lining up a spree of multi-billion-dollar deals to close a traumatic year haunted by management upheaval and corruption investigations.


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Posted 2017/12/29 18:15:44

New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the New York City borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.


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Posted 2017/12/29 04:25:36

Bumper year for stocks and commodities, downer for the dollar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were ending 2017 in a party mood on Friday after a year in which a concerted pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and commodity prices, while benign inflation kept central banks from taking away the monetary punch bowl.


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Posted 2017/12/29 02:59:15

Australia wobble as England seamers strike twice

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - England's seamers struck twice to leave Australia wobbling at 70 for two at lunch on day four of the fourth Ashes test on Friday after Alastair Cook carried his bat in a record innings for the tourists.


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Posted 2017/12/29 02:08:15

Brexit spurs near doubling of UK domestic deal-making

LONDON (Reuters) - Companies seeking to "bulk up" to offset the uncertainty caused by Britain's looming EU exit helped to spur a near doubling of domestic mergers and acquisition activity this year, according to Thomson Reuters data.


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Posted 2017/12/29 01:28:58

Italy to vote on March 4, with hung parliament feared

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will vote on March 4 in an election expected to produce a hung parliament, instability and possible market turbulence in the euro zone's third largest economy.


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Posted 2017/12/29 01:12:57