Bitcoin Pushes Past $30,000 as Investors Eye End of Rate Rises

Major cryptocurrency bitcoin breached the key $30,000 level for the first time in 10 months on Tuesday, adding to its steady gains as investors raised bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon end its aggressive monetary tightening campaign. Bitcoin peaked at $30,438 in Asian trade and was last 2% higher at $30,262. It has […]

Exclusive-EU Chips Act Likely to Get Green Light on April 18 -Sources

The European Union’s 43 billion euro ($47 billion) plan to boost its semiconductor industry and catch up with the United States and Asia is likely to get the green light from EU countries and lawmakers on April 18, people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The European Commission announced the Chips Act […]

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin Traders Like Their Options

Even as bitcoin flies high, investors are keeping their options open, judging by a record race to derivatives. Open interest for bitcoin options and futures has spiked over the past month as fear has stalked global banking, hitting an all-time high of 433,540 contracts on March 23 on Deribit, a leading exchange for crypto-focused derivatives […]

Deutsche Telekom Reaches Majority Stake in T-Mobile U.S. - CEO

 Deutsche Telekom now holds a majority in T-Mobile U.S., the chief executive of the German telecoms company said on Wednesday. The company reached a majority stake in T-Mobile U.S late Tuesday, CEO Tim Höttges said at the company’s annual general meeting. “We have the majority and are the largest shareholder of the world’s most valuable […]

‘Reset’ or Risky Business?: EU Leaders Return to Reopened China

 French President Emmanuel Macron landed in China on Wednesday shortly ahead of EU chief Ursula von der Leyen as the two European leaders seek to smooth ties with a key economic partner while broaching thorny issues like Ukraine and trade risks. Macron on his first trip to China since 2019, spoke to US President Joe […]

China’s SenseTime Shares Jump on Planned New AI Products Event

China’s SenseTime on Tuesday announced plans for a technology discussion day, boosting shares in the artificial intelligence (AI) firm. It promised to showcase its latest products as well as “cutting-edge advancements in artificial intelligence technology” in an invitation sent to analysts and seen by Reuters. Shares in the company, which has been sanctioned by the […]

AI firm SenseTime relaunches IPO amidst U.S. blacklisting

A week after removing its listing from Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup, SenseTime Group, relaunched its $767 million initial public offering (IPO) on Monday. The company pulled out its offering amidst escalating geopolitical tension between China and the U.S. after Washington accused the firm of creating facial recognition tools to identify […]