If you follow a service like DownDetector, you know that there are outages of almost all types, every day, but it is rare to see Facebook Dive However, today the site main also displays an error message, and it’s unclear how long it may take for things to recover

The outage is also major, with the Instagram and WhatsApp websites also going unreachable just weeks after their last outage The Facebook Gaming platform had its own issues earlier, but tweeted that the current issues are “unrelated”

Update (5:53 PM ET): Whatever happens, (which also destroyed Facebook’s internal websites, according to a tweet from Jane Manchun Wong) appears to be resolving itself Based on the reports and what individual Engadget editors see, some people can access websites and apps again without issues, but others still have intermittent issues.

UPDATE: A wave of Facebook and Instagram users reported problems accessing apps and websites on Thursday afternoon – the latest outage to hit huge social media company For the Most people, the services appeared to be back online and functioning normally within an hour Reports of technical issues for the two services owned by Facebook have increased […]

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(Bloomberg) – A family of properties in mainland China is quietly building a presence in Hong Kong by purchasing plots of land and even a leading local newspaper Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd, based in Shenzhen’S Kwok Ying Shing is has become one of the most active Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong with a wave of new purchases Its moves highlight the growing influence of Chinese elites in the former British colony as its status as a global financial center shows signs of declineKaisa bought four locations across the city for 71 billion yuan ($ 1.1 billion) in 2020, according to a swap filing.One of his most recent investments was a 50% stake worth 32 billion yuan in a residential land in the booming district of Kai Tak, previously owned by besieged businessman Pan Sutong The ambitions of the family go beyond ownership Kwok Hiu Ting, the daughter of the patriarch who is around 20 years old, agreed to buy a controlling stake in one of Hong Kong’s most widely circulated newspapers, Sing Tao News Corp Ltd earlier this year The deal came as a surprise to many as Kaisa and her young heiress were little known in Hong KongTrue, their presence remains low compared to the city’s locally owned clans, who control industries ranging from telecommunications to supermarket chains. But mainland companies are set to become more dominant, as China’s recent assertive policies in Hong Kong give them the opportunity to expand there.The Beijing government will welcome more expanding Chinese companies to Hong Kong to strengthen the business climate and create employment opportunities, according to Gary Ng, economist at Natixis. negative impacts of the current situation ”, both economically and politically, he saidChinese money flow is boosting Hong Kong’s real estate market at a time of growing concerns that capital could drain out of the city Global banks have lost offices in business districts popular, while many residents plan to move to the UK under its new visa policy “The company sees attractive market potential in Hong Kong, one of the main cities in the Greater Bay Area and Kaisa Group is confident about Hong Kong’s long-term prospects, “he said in a statement. The group will continue to actively explore investment and business opportunities in the region, Kaisa added.Kwok Hiu Ting’s purchase of the newspaper is a personal investment, according to a spokesperson for the real estate company Founded in 1999, the year after China officially legalized land ownership, Kaisa has made a name for herself renovating abandoned properties, such as the 51-story Guangzhou Zhongcheng Plaza In 2020, Kaisa ranked 25th in terms of contract sales in mainland China But the developer has a checkered past At the end of 2014, he was asked about alleged ties to Jiang Zunyu, the former Shenzhen security chief who then found guilty of bribery, Bloomberg reported at the timeThe Chinese government has blocked approvals for its real estate sales and new projects in Shenzhen, a move believed to have been linked to the investigation President Kwok resigned in December 2014 before returning four months later, promising faster growth for developer Kaisa was not penalized and authorities lifted selling restrictions, which had depleted cash flow and made it the first Chinese real estate company to default on its dollar-denominated bondsKaisa defaulted on at least six offshore bonds between 2015 and 2016 for a total of $ 2.5 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg The company said it was funding the four projects in Hong Kong with internal resources and bank loans. he is issuing shares to raise 2 HK $ 6 billion ($ 334 million) for his purchase of a real estate project in Beijing, he said in late March The track record of Kwok and the real estate company he founded with his brothers are more complicated than those of local Hong Kong tycoons, who have a long history of financial stability Kaisa’s net debt ratio was 97% in 2020, compared to CK Asset Holdings Ltd’s 69% and Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd 13 years 6% New World Development Co, with much higher gearing than its domestic peers, has always 43% lower than Kaisa ratio Kaisa is not alone among mainland developers venturing to Hong Kong China Evergrande Group and China Vanke Co have had several residential projects put up for sale in recent years Evergrande has Even bought a huge piece of land from local builder Henderson Land Development Co about a year ago with a plan to create the city’s largest mansion The dominance of Chinese companies in Hong Kong has grown steadily over the past decade In 2008, mainland businesses accounted for less than 5% of Central’s Class A office building space Today, they rent up to 30% in the city’s most prestigious business district, according to S avills Plc And it will only increase, if Kaisa is a guide “There will be more Chinese companies establishing a presence in Hong Kong,” Ng said For more articles like this, please visit us at Bloomberg now to stay ahead with the most trusted source of business news © 2021 Bloomberg LP

The euro initially tried to rally during Thursday’s trading session, but continues to see resistance just above near 1Level 19

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Nike Inc said Thursday that a Brooklyn company that made “Satan Shoes” in conjunction with rapper Lil Nas X had agreed to voluntarily recall the shoes, as part of a legal settlement with athletics giant Settlement with MSCHF Product Studio Inc resolves a trademark infringement complaint filed by Nike last week over the black and red devil-themed sneakers, which bear Nike’s “swoosh” logo and quickly sold for $ 1,018 a pair The Satan shoes are custom versions of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, with midsoles believed to contain a drop of human blood and imprinted with “Luke 10:18”, a reference to a bible verse that alludes to Satan’s fall from sky

(Bloomberg) – Amazonecom Inc offered rare insight into how its Indian business grew during the Covid era as it battled Walmart Inc in its largest overseas market The US online giant said it had enabled the export of products made in India worth $ 3 billion and created more than a million local jobs since it started operating in the Asian nation ago about a decade – around $ 1 billion and 300,000 jobs since January 2020 alone About 250,000 new sellers have joined Amazon since then and more than 50,000 offline retailers and neighborhood stores are now on the platform, the country chief said. Figures illustrate the breakneck pace of India’s online retail growth after pandemic sped up buying and selling in segments other than smartphones and fashion But Amazon has to contend with Walmart’s Flipkart and its local competitor Reliance Industries Ltd in India, a growing market that has grown increasingly since Amazon exited China a decade ago. faced with stricter regulations, antitrust scrutiny and accusations they dismissed from local players Amazon India chief Amit Agarwal said the Seattle giant was on track to honor commitments made when Founder Jeff Bezos visited the country in January 2020 to digitally activate 10 million businesses, manage $ 10 billion worth of e-commerce exports and create an additional 1 million jobs in India in five years until 2025Read more: Ambani is waging a price war with Amazon for a price of 200 billion dollars for India “Covid-19 has made companies understand that they must be e more resilient, robust because there is no longer any notion of just offline or only online, “Amit Agarwal, head of Amazon India said in a telephone interview Thursday to discuss the unit’s progress.” The internet is like electricity, everyone will use it ‘Bezos has made India the centerpiece of its global ambitions, a booming market not only for online products, but also for video content and gadgets The country, one of the last major consumer markets yet to gain, will generate $ 200 billion in online sales by 2026, estimates Morgan Stanley It’s also a source of talent Amazon has hired locally in areas such as ‘machine learning and software development, while employing an army to staff its giant distribution centers It also benefits by helping more than 70,000 Indian exporters sell everything from toys and bed linen to jewelry and tea to 300 million customers in 200 countries.Read more: Walmart’s flipkart targets fourth quarter IPO Reliance and Flipkart, reportedly preparing for fourth quarter initial public offering, use same playbook, but Agarwal said Indian e-commerce remains embryonic and may Supporting several major players Amazon will focus on local execution while complying with local regulations as they evolve, he added. The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Information Technology have mulled over a series of laws and rule changes to protect consumer data and stamp out anti-competitive practices, while a backlash against US and Chinese giants of the internet is growing Agarwal said Amazon was compliant, but stressed that a stable regulatory system – especially during a time of heightened global uncertainty – was key to attracting more investment to India. that happy to be inspected, our job is to focus on the customer and India is a long term investment for Amazon, ”he said He said now was not the time to make changes “The changes are very disruptive and any rule change requires buy-in and changes from us” For more articles like this, please visit us. visit bloombergSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted source of business news © 2021 Bloomberg LP

Chip shortages have caused delays in key MacBook production milestone, the report says, adding that some iPad assemblies have been postponed due to a shortage of screens and display components Due to the delay, Apple has pushed back part of component orders for the two devices from the first half of this year to the second half of the year, the report says, citing sources knowledgeable about the matter. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters

US Treasury yields edged down on Thursday, consolidating a rally in the bond market that once again pushed down long-term government bond yields after rising to pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of this year. year

The S&P 500 has been going back and forth in both sessions this week, as it looks like we’re trying to get out and go much higher

To wean Saudi Arabia off crude oil dependency, kingdom needs higher oil prices Trillion-dollar push to diversify the economy’s revenue streams will force state-owned companies to cut back on oil prices dividends paid to government to boost capital spending, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman It’s unclear to what extent companies like the oil group Saudi Aramco – whose $ 75 billion dividends last year were vital to sustaining state revenues – would cut their dividends, but any cuts would likely have to be offset. by a rise in oil prices, analysts say

(Bloomberg) – Suppliers of US penny stocks now have booming blue chip business – European blue chips As Brexit led most London stocks to trade on platforms in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and from Paris, some of them migrated to OTC Markets Group of New York, known primarily for owning the “pink leaves” where thousands of speculative US stocks are bought and sold The average daily trading of European Union companies on the platform rose 27% in January and 25% in February compared to December, according to OTC Markets The jump accompanied the rise in volumes of the retail frenzy during the pandemic “We were the unexpected beneficiary of the Brexit, “says Jason Paltrowitz, Director of OTC Markets Group International Ltd” We are getting insight where we may not have gotten it before “The increase in trading volumes at New York is another sign that Brexit is pushing some companies out of Europe altogether New York-based derivatives trading platforms took advantage of Brexit from the EU’s decision to ban its banks from trading certain contracts on London platforms Even before Brexit, the OTC platform Markets was used to trade shares of foreign companies, such as Siemens AG, BNP Paribas SA and EssilorLuxottica SA They can have their shares “cross-traded” on the platform without going through the rigorous process of IPO in the U.S and meet the disclosure requirements of the Securities and Exchange CommissionOTC Markets is trying to attract more foreign companies, arguing that it is an easier way for foreign companies to attract US investors who can trade the shares for US hours and in US dollars “We are using this data and using it absolutely as a stepping stone to increase our reach with businesses both in UK and more broadly in Western Europe,” Paltrowitz said. For more articles like this, please let us know. visit BloombergSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted source of business news © 2021 Bloomberg LP

(Bloomberg) – Russian tycoon Andrey Komarov sets his sights on precious metal mining after selling ChelPipe PJSC, the pipe maker that made him a billionaire Komarov is in talks to buy the gold deposit from Kumroch in the Russian Far East in Zoloto Kamchatki, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as private He is also interested in investing in the Fedorova Tundra platinum and palladium project in the Murmansk region, the head of the company that owns the deposit said in March.As demand for steel pipe plummeted during the coronavirus crisis, prices for platinum group metals have rebounded due to supply disruptions and tighter emissions rules that are boosting the use of catalysts automatic Even though gold has come under pressure in recent months on betting for an economic recovery, prices are still historically high under ultra-flexible monetary policies around the world.A spokeswoman for Komarov said he plans to invest in the Fedorova Tundra deposit in the future and is interested in mining projects in general, without giving further details. Zoloto Kamchatki’s press service declined to comment Until last year, Zoloto Kamchatki was controlled by Renova, from billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who sold it to Complexprom, a company owned by former Renova executives, said said a spokesperson for Renova, without giving more detailsKomarov, 54, bought his first stake in ChelPipe in the late 1990s and saw his wealth soar after the company’s facilities were rebuilt, impressing the Kremlin During a visit to a new site in Chelyabinsk in 2010, President Vladimir Putin said the modern layout made it look more like “Disneyland” than a pipe shop.In March, Komarov sold his 86A 5% stake in ChelPipe to rival TMK PJSC for 84 billion rubles ($ 1.1 billion) The tycoon’s fortune now stands at around $ 1.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Kumroch has 344 tonnes (11 million ounces) of gold reserves, Zoloto Kamchatki representative said.It is expected to start mining in 2025, with an expected annual production of no less than 5 tonnes Komarov’s Atom Gold has already filed documents with the anti-monopoly service to approve the purchase of 75% and a share of the company that holds the Kumroch license, people said The rest would be held by Zoloto Kamchatki, the partnership sharing the risk of a large project, they said.The Fedorova Tundra deposit is expected to produce up to 250,000 tonnes of concentrate per year, containing mainly PGMs, but also nickel, copper and gold Fedorovo Resources took over the license from Barrick Gold Corp last year (Updates with Kumroch reservations to eighth paragraph An earlier version has been corrected from the second paragraph to reflect the current ownership of Zoloto Kamchatki) For more articles like this one, please visit us at bloombergSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted source of business news © 2021 Bloomberg LP

(Bloomberg) – The Indian rupee has fallen the most in nearly two years, with some analysts claiming the central bank’s official bond-buying plan will add to a liquidity glut The rupee has fallen 16%, the biggest drop since August 2019, to close at 745,650 per dollar The central bank said on Wednesday it would buy one trillion rupees ($ 14 billion) of bonds in the secondary market this quarter, in addition to its operations of existing liquidity“A primary liquidity injection defined through the bond program is de facto secondary QE of the RBI,” said Madhavi Arora, economist at Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd “This will involve massive and tight monetary growth and primary liquidity that is clearly going exert pressure on the depreciation of the INR”The unwinding of carry trades by offshore traders and the payment of dividends by a company also hurt the rupee, according to two Mumbai-based traders who did not want to be identified as they are not allowed to comment publicly The central bank was also not seen intervening to prevent the fall, they said Wednesday’s defeat made the rupee Asia’s worst performance of the month A surge in viral infections also reignites concerns that authorities could bring back tighter and wider lockdowns India’s richest state Maharashtra, home to Mumbai’s financial hub, has ordered company employees to work from home and has also closed shopping malls ” Markets are nervous due to the worsening Covid situation in India and discussions of lockdowns likely to become nationwide, and more prolonged than just announced in Maharashtra, Unnati said Parekh, Head of Currency Derivatives at Kanji Pitamber & CoFor more articles like this, please visit us at BloombergSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted source of business news © 2021 Bloomberg LP

Credit Suisse should be able to survive $ 4.7 billion in losses from hedge fund Archegos and the $ 10 billion collapse in Greensill funds, without significant risk to the health of the Swiss financial sector from the episodes, the IMF head of mission in the country Credit Suisse shares fell 25% in the space of a month as Switzerland’s second-largest bank reeling from exposure to the collapse of Greensill Capital, then Archegos Capital Management. “Our assessment is that incidents are not systematic and remain manageable by Credit Suisse, “Mark Horton told reporters after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its report on Switzerland

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