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Crypto exchange Gemini is trying to recover $900 million from crypto lender Genesis, Financial Times reports

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Crypto broker Genesis and its parent company Digital Currency Group (DCG) owe customers of the Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange Gemini $900 million, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. Crypto exchange Gemini is trying to recover the funds after Genesis was wrongly footed by last month’s failure of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto …

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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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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. While the move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in …

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ …

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HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sensible’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout …

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The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

Russia turns to the Chinese currency amid sanctions Moscow becomes No. 4 offshore trading center for yuan Yuan’s share of Russian FX market jumps from 1% to 45% Russian central bank supports the trend but warns of risks This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s No. 2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Major cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with eight affiliates, it said on Monday, the latest cryptocurrency to follow the spectacular collapse of the FTX exchange …

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