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Fretting over savings, Mrs Watanabe turns to bitcoin

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Long the preserve of geeky enthusiasts, bitcoin is going mainstream in Asia, attracting Mrs Watanabe – the metaphorical Japanese housewife investor – South Korean retirees and thousands of others trying to escape rock-bottom savings rates by investing in the cryptocurrency.

Putin praises Trump, says U.S. spies may have faked hacking evidence

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Donald Trump had run a better presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton and that U.S. intelligence agencies could have easily faked what he said was false evidence that Russia had hacked the Democratic Party.

European telecoms firms pin hopes on ‘Esports’ video game gladiators

MADRID (Reuters) – Marcos Ochoa has just landed the dream job for many young Europeans: he is being paid to play video games.

Spotify stock listing could be within a year: source

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Streaming music service Spotify could be floated within a year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday, after co-founder Martin Lorentzon told Swedish radio a listing was not in the pipeline.

EU regulators say Qualcomm has not offered concessions in NXP bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors , EU antitrust regulators said on Friday, increasing the risk of a lengthy investigation into the deal.

Exclusive: Google faces hefty EU fine in shopping case by August – sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the U.S. company.