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Germany bans Wirecard short sales in unprecedented move

Bloomberg Germany’s financial regulator took the unprecedented step of banning short sales of Wirecard AG shares for two months, saying recent price volatility risks undermining the broader stock market. The shares surged. Investors globally are prohibited with immediate effect from taking new short positions or increasing existing ones through April ...

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UK lawmakers recommend harsher penalties for tech firms

Bloomberg A committee of senior lawmakers in the UK recommended the British government take tougher measures to keep technology companies like Facebook Inc. in check, following a year-long inquiry into fake news and its impact on elections. Damian Collins, the policy maker who spearheaded the inquiry, called for Parliament to ...

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Google, Salesforce invest in UK payments startup GoCardless

Bloomberg The venture capital arms of Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Salesforce.com Inc. are investing in UK payments startup GoCardless, which has raised an additional $75 million to fund expansion. The financing is being led by Adams Street Partners, GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures, GoCardless said in ...

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