Viola Davis says ‘The Woman King’ offered “ownership, agency”

By Danielle Broadway and Rollo Ross (Reuters) – As an actor and producer for Sony Pictures’ “The Woman King”, Viola Davis said the Black woman historical epic was unlike any project she’s worked on. The movie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, is based on the true story of the […]

Warburg eyes 30% stake in Indian shadow bank Vistaar for $150 million – sources

By M. Sriram MUMBAI (Reuters) – New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC is in talks to invest around $150 million in Indian small-business lender Vistaar Finance, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, marking its latest bet in a booming lending market. Warburg’s discussions with Vistaar are for a 30% stake in […]

Gambling giant Macau opens bids from seven casinos, Genting a wildcard

By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) -Macau’s government opened bids on Friday from seven companies, including a wildcard from Malaysian operator Genting, for licenses to operate casinos in the world’s biggest gambling hub, kicking off a closely watched battle for six available slots. Macau’s top officials including the city’s Economy and Finance secretary Lei Wai […]

Dollar steadies ahead of Fed, yuan breaks key level

By Rae Wee SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar hovered near its recent peaks on Friday as expectations that the Federal Reserve would need to hike more to tame inflation sent Treasury yields higher and kept the greenback in demand. The towering dollar pushed the offshore yuan past the critical threshold of 7 per dollar for […]

Airbus sees helicopter lift-off on energy crisis, military spend

By Tim Hepher MARIGNANE, France (Reuters) – Airbus Helicopters expects new orders and deliveries to keep growing this year, its chief executive told Reuters, as a scramble for new energy supplies and higher military spending accelerate a recovery in the long-sluggish rotary-wing sector. Cushioned by critical public services, helicopter demand suffered less of a battering […]

YouTube, Meta will expand policies, research to fight online extremism

By Sheila Dang and Katie Paul (Reuters) – Major tech companies on Thursday committed to taking fresh steps to combat online extremism by removing more violent content and promoting media literacy with young users, as part of a White House summit on fighting hate-fueled violence. Platforms like Alphabet’s YouTube and Meta Platforms’ Facebook have come […]

Take Five: A central bank bonanza

(Reuters) – A breathless line-up of central bank decisions from the United States to Japan, Britain to Switzerland and Brazil to South Africa will keep markets spellbound in the days to come. Forward-looking purchasing managers’ indexes from a host of countries will provide clues on how wobbly global growth really is. And will Ukraine’s lightening […]

Uber investigating ‘cybersecurity incident’ after report of breach

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it was investigating a cybersecurity incident, after a report that its network was breached and the company had to shut several internal communications and engineering systems. A hacker compromised an employee’s workplace messaging app Slack and used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that […]