Sex, lies and video cams: Andrew Tate turned women into slaves, prosecutors say

BUCHAREST, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The woman from Moldova thought it was love. Internet celebrity Andrew Tate had offered her a new life. They’d even discussed marriage. He asked for only one thing: absolute loyalty. “You must understand that once you are mine, you will be mine forever,” Tate told her on Feb. 4 last … Read more

Israel’s pioneering drones use free-falling bombs, can carry a tonne

Details emerging of Israel’s secret armed drone capability Drones aimed at Palestinian enemies and more distant targets Israel exports its closely-watched drone technology TEL AVIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Israeli armed drones use gravity bombs that produce no noise or smoke as they fall, making them hard for enemies to anticipate or evade, and the … Read more

Gulf markets mixed as Qatar falls, Dubai gains

Feb 2 (Reuters) – Qatar’s stock market was the worst performer among mixed Gulf bourses on Thursday amid volatile energy markets, while Dubai shares ended higher on a strong banking sector performance. The Qatari stock index (.QSI) dropped 0.9%, falling for a fourth consecutive session, with most of its constituent stocks in negative territory. Index … Read more

Shell 2022 profit more than doubles to record $40 bln

Fourth-quarter profit of $10 billion beats estimates Shell to repurchase $4 billion in shares Shares up 2.5% by 1002 GMT LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Shell ( SHEL.L ) delivered a record $40 billion profit in 2022, the energy giant said on Thursday, capping a tumultuous year in which a surge in energy prices after … Read more

ChatGPT sets record for fastest-growing user base – analyst note

Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, the popular chatbot from OpenAI, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer application in history, according to a UBS study on Wednesday. The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, said an average of about … Read more

Asset managers, banks call on EU to cost plans to grab euro clearing from London

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Asset managers, hedge funds and banks on Thursday called on the European Union to properly cost its plans to force market participants to shift derivatives clearing business from London to mandatory accounts in the bloc. London Stock Exchange Group’s LCH and ICE in London have long dominated parts of the … Read more

Goldman Sachs raises emerging markets equities forecast

Feb 2 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs on Thursday revised its forecast for emerging market equities upwards as it sees the developing world benefiting from the reopening of China’s borders, improving European growth prospects and softening US inflation. The investment bank sees MSCI’s index of emerging market shares (.MSCIEF) hitting 1,150 over the next 12 months, … Read more

Investor reaction to Adani market rout after short-seller report

SINGAPORE, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Adani Group called off a $2.5 billion share sale as losses for the conglomerate’s biggest firms snowballed to more than $100 billion in the wake of a US short-seller’s report. The rout has sparked concern that the fallout could also affect, more broadly, confidence in India. Following are comments from … Read more

Microsoft rolls out ChatGPT-powered Teams Premium

Feb 1 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Wednesday rolled out a premium Teams messaging offering powered by ChatGPT to simplify meetings using the AI ​​chatbot that has taken Silicon Valley by storm. The premium service will cost $7 per month in June before increasing to $10 in July, Microsoft said. OpenAI-owned ChatGPT will generate … Read more

Adani market losses snowball to $100 bln on shelved share sale

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – India’s Adani group shares sank on Thursday after market turmoil forced the conglomerate to ax a crucial $2.5 billion stock offering, deepening its market losses to more than $100 billion and sparking worries about the potential systemic impact. The withdrawal of Adani Enterprises’ (ADEL.NS) share sale marked a dramatic … Read more