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Sir Nick Clegg leaves Silicon Valley for London in latest Meta move

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Sir Nick Clegg partially relocates to the UK and becomes the latest top meta official to leave Silicon Valley.

The former deputy prime minister-turned-social media executive will split his time between London and California, according to the Financial Times.

It comes after Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said he’s moving to London, while chief marketing officer Alex Schultz has also made the move.

Sir Nick, who is responsible for Meta’s dealings with governments around the world, has openly said he’s not ready to live in California. He is said to be moving to be closer to his parents and to be able to travel to Europe and Asia more easily.

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5) Ferrari wants to increase prices for luxury sports cars Booming demand drove quarterly sales up 29 percent

what happened overnight

Asia-Pacific bond yields followed higher US Treasury yields this morning and the dollar continued to rise after Federal Reserve officials signaled they were far from done with raising interest rates.

Returns were also supported as demand for the safest assets fell following the arrival of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan. The safe-haven yen continued to slide.

That pushed stocks higher in Asia despite the overnight decline on Wall Street.

Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5 percent, recovering from a two-week closing low on Tuesday, while Chinese blue chips rose 0.9 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.8 percent.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks edged up 0.11 percent. Taiwan’s equity benchmark was roughly flat, while Australian equities fell 0.5 percent.

Comes today

  • Company: Endeavor Mining, Ferrexpo, Hill & Smith Holdings, Hiscox, IP Group, Taylor Wimpey (interims)
  • Business: Composite PMI (UK, US, EU), Services PMI (UK, US, EU), Retail Sales (EU), Producer Price Index (EU), Factory Sales (US)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/03/ftse-100-markets-live-news-bp-interest-rate-energy-bills/ Sir Nick Clegg leaves Silicon Valley for London in latest Meta move

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