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Who is China’s new ambassador to the US?
China’s new ambassador to the US, Xie Feng, arrived in Washington on Tuesday (23 May). Xie replaces Qin Gang, who was elevated to foreign minister last December.
Competition for the ultra-wealthy and their cash
The Cayman Islands plans to open its first office in Asia in either Singapore or Hong Kong to entice hedge funds and high-net-worth folks to the territory.
Brazil’s president in public feud with central bank
Brazil’s central bank (BCB) continues to keep interest rates high despite a new economic survey forecasting cooler inflation in the country. In response, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has criticised the BCB chief for months.
China wants its money back
Hackers based in China targeted the Kenyan government in a years-long attempt to access data about the country’s debt, according to a Reuters report. China has denied involvement.
Facebook hit with record fine for EU data breach
Tech giant Meta has been hit with a record €1.2B ($1.3B) fine by Irish regulators and ordered to suspend all EU user data transfers to the US. The penalty is the biggest fine in EU data protection history.
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