ND 21.01.2023: News from Reuters via Musk Viewer

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Aryna Sabalenka won the Adelaide International 1 final by defeating Czech qualifier Linda Noskova 6-3, 7-6(4). Sabalenka had a slow start to the WTA 500 event but hit her stride and took charge in the first set. The second set went to a tiebreak, where Sabalenka switched gears and closed out the contest with a booming serve for her first title in almost two years. She said she was ready for the Australian Open and looking forward to the year’s first Grand Slam. American Coco Gauff also won a title, beating Rebeka Masarova 6-1, 6-1 in the rain-affected Auckland Classic final, her first title since the 2021 Parma title – Sabalenka stops qualifier Noskova to seal Adelaide title (Reuters ~ Sports)

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India’s Kotak Mahindra Bank reported a 31% increase in standalone net profit for the October-December quarter, driven by a strong topline and healthy loan growth. The private lender’s profit was 27.92 billion rupees ($344.2 million) compared to 21.31 billion rupees in the same period last year. Net interest income rose 30.4% from a year ago to 56.53 billion rupees and other income rose nearly 54%. The bank’s advances grew by more than 23%, while deposits rose by nearly 13% YoY. The bank’s current account and savings account (CASA) ratio was at 53.3% as on Dec. 31. The Gross NPA ratio was at 1.90% and the net NPA ratio was at 0.43% as on December-end – India Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Oct-Dec net profit jumps 31% (Reuters ~ Business)

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Juul Labs Inc on Friday secured preliminary court approval of a $255 million settlement resolving claims by consumers that it deceptively marketed e-cigarettes, as the company seeks to resolve thousands of lawsuits – U.S. judge grants preliminary approval to Juul consumer settlement (Reuters)

Arsenal Football Club has announced the signing of Leandro Trossard, a forward from Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, on a long-term contract. The value and duration of the contract have not been disclosed. Trossard will add to Arsenal’s attacking options and replaces Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus who is injured. The transfer comes after Arsenal missed out on signing Mykhailo Mudryk, who was instead purchased by Chelsea for 100-million-euros. Trossard will be available for the upcoming match against Manchester United if the transfer documents are completed in time – Arsenal sign Belgium winger Leandro Trossard from Brighton (Associated Press/The Washington Post ~ Soccer)

BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Germany is well positioned in education levels when compared with its European peers, but a study conducted by the IW economic institute showed that this privileged position could be at risk. Reporting by Klaus Lauer and writing by Maria Martinez; Editing by Toby Chopra – Germany’s education advantage over European peers at risk – IW Study (Reuters ~ Europe)


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