A congressional TikTok smackdown
TikTok’s CEO faced bruising questioning in US Congress over the social media app’s links to its Chinese parent company ByteDance, short seller Hindenburg Research has accused payments group Block of artificially inflating its user numbers and facilitating fraudulent transactions, and the wipeout of $17bn of Credit Suisse bonds has sparked panic among rich Asian investors who had loaded up on the risky bank debt.
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