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Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ …

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HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sensible’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout …

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The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

Russia turns to the Chinese currency amid sanctions Moscow becomes No.4 offshore trading center for yuan Yuan’s share of Russian FX market jumps from 1% to 45% Russian central bank supports trend but warns of risks This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW/SHANGHAI, Nov …

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Wall Street ends down sharply, hit by Apple and China worries

Cyber ​​Monday spending to hit $11.6 bln – report Crypto shares fall on BlockFi bankruptcy filing Biogen down after death in Alzheimer’s drug trial Indexes end: S&P 500 -1.54%, Nasdaq -1.58%, Dow -1.45% Nov 28 (Reuters) – US stocks ended sharply lower on Monday after protests in major Chinese cities against strict COVID-19 policies sparked …

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Exclusive: Microsoft likely to offer EU concessions soon in Activision deal -sources

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) is likely to offer remedies to EU antitrust regulators in the coming weeks to stave off formal objections to its $69 billion bid for “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O ), people familiar with the matter said. The US software giant and Xbox maker announced the deal …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s No.2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Major cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with eight affiliates, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty to follow the spectacular collapse of the FTX exchange …

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