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Asian banks’ trials with ‘tokenised securities’ stuck in silos – industry body

Asian financial regulators should do more to support large-scale trials of “tokenised securities”, an industry body said on Thursday, since banks and technology firms’ current experiments are stuck in different

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Honda hopes new Civic hatchback to be basis for more efficient cars

Honda Motor Co (7267.T) unveiled its latest Civic hatchback designs on Thursday, with hopes that the all-new model will become a foundation for developing cars more efficiently. The eleventh generation

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Amazon restores services after multiple users face outage

Multiple users experienced a brief outage at Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) platforms including Alexa and Prime Video late Wednesday before services were restored, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector. More than

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China’s Ant highlights distinction between NFTs and cryptocurrencies

China’s Ant Group sought to draw a distinction on Wednesday between non-fungible tokens (NFTs) available on its platforms and cryptocurrencies currently subject to a crackdown by Beijing, after users expressed

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U.S. House panel still to vote on data portability bill in Big Tech session

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to give antitrust enforcers more money in a lengthy session on Wednesday, but had still to vote on

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SpaceX’s Starlink expects it can provide global coverage around September

Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, expects to be able to provide continuous global coverage by around September but will then need to seek regulatory approvals, its

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Exxon must face Massachusetts lawsuit alleging climate change deceit

A Massachusetts state judge has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) bid to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey accusing the oil company of misleading consumers and investors

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