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

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholders Analysts hail ‘sensitive’ 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 … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plans as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plans Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plans after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, conditions Apple says it has a team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in … Read more

Musk’s pay asks trials if Tesla’s growth justifies $56 bln compensation

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov 18 (Reuters) – After five days of testimony, including three hours from Elon Musk, a Delaware judge will now decide whether Musk’s $56 billion pay package from Tesla Inc was justified by the company’s explosive growth or undermined by a flawed process. Musk and the Tesla (TSLA.O) directors named as defendants repeatedly … Read more

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

FTX bought a 10% stake in IEX with an option to acquire 100% FTX spent $2 billion on ‘acquisitions for regulatory purposes’ Documents show FTX saw its regulatory status as a way of luring new capital from major investors Nov 18 (Reuters) – Before it collapsed this month, FTX stood apart from many rivals in … Read more

FTX’s Bankman-Fried, Tom Brady and other celebrity promoters sued by crypto investors

Nov 16 (Reuters) – US crypto investors sued FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and several celebrities who promoted his exchange including NFL quarterback Tom Brady and comedian Larry David, claiming they engaged in deceptive practices to sell FTX yield-bearing digital currency accounts. The proposed class action filed on Tuesday night in Miami alleges that FTX yield-bearing … Read more

Elon Musk trial opens to decide fate of his $56 billion Tesla pay

WILMINGTON, Del, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A trial opened Monday over shareholder allegations that Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package was rigged with easy performance targets and that investors were duped into approving it, with Musk slated to take the stand later this week. A Tesla (TSLA.O) shareholder hopes to prove … Read more

Exclusive: Behind FTX’s fall, battling billionaires and a failed bid to save crypto

Nov 10 (Reuters) – (This story contains language some readers may find offensive in paragraph 2) On Tuesday morning, Sam Bankman-Fried, owner of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, caught his employees off-guard with a somber message. “I’m sorry,” he told them. “I fucked up.” The reason for the mea culpa: His announcement half an hour earlier that … Read more

As Musk focuses on Twitter, his $56 billion Tesla pay goes to trial

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov 7 (Reuters) – As Elon Musk is engulfed in his overhaul of Twitter, the entrepreneur is headed to trial to defend his record $56 billion Tesla Inc pay package against claims it unjustly enriches him without requiring his full-time presence at the carmaker. A Tesla (TSLA.O) shareholder is seeking to rescind Musk’s … Read more

Philip Morris clinches Swedish Match after smoking out opposition

PMI needs 90% stake for compulsory buyout of minorities PMI believes that target can eventually be reached PMI says top 10 Swedish Match investors tendered shares Nov 7 (Reuters) – Marlboro maker Philip Morris International (PMI) (PM.N) overcame some opposition to clinch 83% of Swedish Match (SWMA.ST), short of the 90% it wanted but enough … Read more