By Minami Funakoshi and Joyce Lee | TOKYO/SEOUL TOKYO/SEOUL Long the preserve of geeky enthusiasts, bitcoin is going mainstream in Asia, attracting Mrs Watanabe – the metaphorical Japanese housewife investor – South Korean retirees and thousands of others trying to escape rock-bottom savings rates by investing in the cryptocurrency. Asia’s moms and pops, already regular
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STOCKHOLM Streaming music service Spotify could be floated within a year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday, after co-founder Martin Lorentzon told Swedish radio a listing was not in the pipeline. Reuters reported last month that Spotify, working with investment banks Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) and Allen
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By David Stanway and Henning Gloystein | SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE The U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has bolstered China’s stature and diplomatic power, and could help Beijing achieve longer-term ambitions to upgrade its economy and dominate lucrative new industries. China – the world’s biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases – has been
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