Cognizant Ropes in JLL for Sale of Its World’s Largest Facility: Sources

[ad_1] BENGALURU (Reuters) – Software services giant Cognizant has appointed real estate management firm JLL as an adviser to find buyers for leasehold land tied to its globally largest facility by area located in Chennai, according to three people familiar with the matter. The move to exit its Siruseri, Chennai facility comes after Cognizant in … Read more

How Panama Fishing Boats Brought First Quantum to Its Knees

[ad_1] By Valentine Hilaire and Divya Rajagopal PANAMA CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) – For more than a month, a group of 16 fishing boats has been blocking a key port in Panama, choking off coal and essential supplies destined for First Quantum Minerals’ giant copper mine there, eventually forcing it to halt operations at the company’s biggest … Read more

Rescued Indian Tunnel Workers Stayed Hopeful Through Ordeal

[ad_1] CHINYALISAUR, India (Reuters) – Hope that they would be rescued soon kept many of the workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in India strong through their ordeal, some of the men said on Wednesday, hours after they were pulled out of 17-days of confinement. All 41 men, low-wage workers from some of India’s poorest … Read more

China’s Nov Factory Activity Likely Contracted for Second Month: Reuters Poll

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing activity likely contracted for a second consecutive month in November, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, keeping alive calls for further stimulus measures as factory owners struggle for orders both at home and abroad. While the official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) is expected to have improved to 49.7 in … Read more

Indian Rescuers Break Through Tunnel Debris to Evacuate Trapped Workers

[ad_1] SILKYARA, India (Reuters) – Rescuers on Tuesday successfully drilled through debris to reach 41 workers trapped for 17 days in a collapsed tunnel in the Indian Himalayas and were set to pull them out to safety, an official told Reuters. The men were stuck in the 4.5-km (3-mile) tunnel in the mountainous state of … Read more

Polish Truckers Start Round-The-Clock Blockade of Fourth Ukrainian Border Crossing

[ad_1] WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish truckers and farmers started a round-the-clock blockade of access on Monday to Medyka, one of the busiest border crossings with Ukraine, extending a protest that has left thousand of lorries stranded for days in queues that stretch for miles. The truckers say they are losing out to Ukrainian companies which … Read more

In 2024, Republican EV Attacks May Fall Short as Swing States Reap Investment

[ad_1] By Gram Slattery and Nichola Groom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Electric vehicles are a “hoax,” they do not work, and they are strengthening China’s economy at the expense of American jobs.     Those are among the criticisms that contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, including former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, have … Read more

Alibaba’s Research Arm Shuts Quantum Computing Lab Amid Restructuring

[ad_1] SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese tech giant Alibaba has cut a quantum computing laboratory and team from its research arm, donating both the lab and related experimental equipment to Zhejiang University, the company said on Monday. A spokesperson for Alibaba’s DAMO Academy, Alibaba’s in-house research initiative which included the lab, said the academy would continue … Read more

Italy Is No Country for Young Chefs

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Like many young people growing up in Sardinia, Davide Sanna loved Italian cuisine and wanted to have a succesful career as a chef. But to do so, he had to move to New York. Sanna had worked in kitchens on the Mediterranean island and in northern Italy for four years, starting … Read more

Dutch Parties Tackle Tricky Coalition Talks After Wilders’ Shock Poll Win

[ad_1] By Toby Sterling and Bart H. Meijer AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Dutch party leaders met on Friday for the first time since anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders won Wednesday’s elections to begin the difficult and lengthy process of building a coalition. Beating all predictions, Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV) won 37 seats out of 150, well ahead of … Read more