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Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

Cryptoverse: The bonfire of the NFTs

July 5 (Reuters) – The NFT dream isn’t dead, but it’s taken a big non-fungible beating. The market shone gloriously last year as crypto-rich speculators spent billions of dollars on the risky assets, pumping up prices and profits. Now, six months into 2022, it’s looking ugly. Monthly sales volume on the largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, …

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Inflation at 24-yr high adds to strains in South Korea’s economy

Inflation at 24-yr high adds to strains in South Korea’s economy

A woman wearing a protective mask is seen at a fish market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Seoul, South Korea April 5, 2020 REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register June inflation at highest since 1990s Asia financial crisis Foreign exchange reserves fall in June by most since …

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Norwegian oil and gas workers start strike, cutting output

Norwegian oil and gas workers start strike, cutting output

OSLO, July 5 (Reuters) – Norwegian offshore workers began a strike on Tuesday that will reduce oil and gas output, the union leading the industrial action told Reuters. The strike, in which workers are demanding wage hikes to compensate for rising inflation, comes amid high oil and gas prices, with supplies of natural gas to …

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Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airlines future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts …

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No experience, no resume, you’re hired! Hotels fight for staff

DOHA/LISBON/MADRID, July 4 (Reuters) – Top European hotel chains are hiring workers without experience or even a resume as executives admit years of underpaying staff have come back to bite, leaving them unable to meet post-pandemic travel demand. Thousands of workers left the hospitality industry when international travel shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many …

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Stocks up in holiday mood on resilient oil

Oil recovers after losing $1 a barrel in early trade Nikkei rises 0.84%, Chinese stocks up 0.7% FTSE up more than 1%, S&P futures down 0.3% Payrolls seen slowing this week, Fed minutes seen hawkish LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Monday in trade thinned by a US holiday, benefiting from a …

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Chinese property developer Shimao misses redemption on $1 billion bond

HONG KONG, July 3 (Reuters) – Chinese property developer Shimao Group (0813.HK) has missed the interest and principal payment of a $1 billion offshore bond due on Sunday, in the latest blow to China’s embattled property market. The non-repayment was the first missed public offshore payment for the Shanghai-based developer. With an outstanding $6.1 billion …

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India imposes windfall tax on oil producers, fuel exporters

Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register India levies windfall tax of 23,250 rupees/T on oil producers Imposes export tax of 6 rupees/liter on gasoline and jet fuel Imposes 13 …

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Exxon signals operating profits could double over the first quarter

People pump gas at an Exxon gas station in Brooklyn, New York City, US, November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HOUSTON, July 1 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Friday signaled that skyrocketing margins from fuel and crude sales could generate a record quarterly profit, according …

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US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new labor contract for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers said high-stakes talks that are being closely watched by industry and the White House would continue after the agreement expired late on Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching …

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