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China’s JD.com to spin off industrial, property units in $1 bn Hong Kong floats

By Twinnie Siu and Scott Murdoch (Reuters) -E-commerce firm JD.com Inc is planning to spin off its property and industrial units and list them on the Hong Kong stock exchange in deals worth $1 billion each, two people with direct knowledge said on Friday. The plan marks the latest revamp in the Chinese technology sector …

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Indonesian president pledges nickel mining clean up amid EV-led boom

By Gayatri Suroyo SOROWAKO, Indonesia (Reuters) -Indonesia will improve monitoring of environmental standards for nickel mining, amid concerns over production of the metal which is increasingly used in electric vehicle batteries, the country’s President Joko Widodo told Reuters on Thursday. The Southeast Asian country, which has the largest nickel reserves in the world, will step …

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Senegal opposition politician handed light sentence, still viable for presidency

By Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) -Senegal’s leading opposition politician and presidential aspirant Ousmane Sonko on Thursday received a two-month suspended prison sentence for libel in a case involving the tourism minister, the minister’s lawyer El Hadji Diouf said. The sentence will not prevent him from running in elections next year – an apparent effort by …

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Prince Harry back in UK court for battle with Daily Mail publisher

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s Prince Harry returned to the High Court in London on Thursday where his lawyer fought an attempt by a newspaper publisher to throw out his and other high-profile figures’ lawsuit that alleged widespread unlawful acts by journalists. Harry, the singer Elton John and five other high-profile people are suing …

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