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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there has been little wider fallout from this week’s surge in redemption requests at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), it is being read by some as a warning sign. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set …

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‘No sacred cows’ as pipeline company TC Energy prepares for C$5 bln asset sales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2 (Reuters) – As TC Energy Corp (TRP.TO) prepares to unload C$5 billion ($3.7 billion) in assets next year, investors and analysts say the North American pipeline operator has plenty of options without touching its core gas business. Chief Executive Francois Poirier cleared up any ambiguities this week when asked how much …

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Musk delivers the first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after its unveiling No details on orders or capacity for electric trucks Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature a new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated …

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Blackstone’s $69 bln REIT curbs redemptions in blow to property empire

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) on Thursday after a surge in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it turn into an asset management behemoth. The curbs came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone …

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IPO market nearly paused, but exchange leaders expect 2023 boost

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – A global slowdown in initial public offerings due to heightened market volatility and a regulatory cloud over new listings from China has created pent up demand that could lead to an IPO boom in 2023, industry executives told the Reuters. NEXT conference. Global IPOs hit record-high levels in 2021, …

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Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG division

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the biggest such division by a state opposed to the asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. The move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in assets …

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Bank of Montreal posts lower quarterly profit as capital markets slump

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO) posted a lower fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, as revenue from its capital markets business tumbled and the lender increased provisions for credit losses to brace for potential defaults in the face of a tepid economy. Net income, excluding one-off items, fell to C$2.14 billion ($1.59 billion), …

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US urges caution on low-quoted Russian oil prices as EU price debates cap

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration broke its silence on Wednesday on European Union deliberations over a $65-70 per barrel Russian oil price cap on Wednesday, warning far-lower prices cited for some Russian Urals crude shipments should be approached with caution. A US official told Reuters that recently quoted Urals prices in …

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Kronospan’s remedies did not address concerns on the Polish deal, EU’s Vestager says

BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Austrian wood panel maker Kronospan failed to allay EU antitrust concerns over its bid for German wood maker Pfleiderer’s Polish unit, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday after the companies scrapped the deal. The European Commission opened a full-scale investigation into the deal in April and had subsequently …

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