Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on orders or capacity for electric truck Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated forecasts … Read more

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chinese newspapers turned their front pages black on Thursday and flags were put at half mast in mourning for the death of former president Jiang Zemin, while well-wishers ugly piles of bouquets outside his childhood home. jiang died in his home city of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday of … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

Sam Bankman-Fried says he 'didn't ever try to commit fraud'

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ … Read more

US appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

US appeals court rejects Biden's bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday declined to put on hold a Texas judge’s ruling that said President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful. The New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s request to pause a … Read more

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sensitive’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout … Read more

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Euro STOXX 600 up 0.4% Oil prices rebound on China hopes, talk of output cuts Dollar falls as investors seek riskier assets China property shares rally on policy support http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil gained on Tuesday on hopes that public unrest in China might prompt an earlier loosening of COVID-19 … Read more

US crude turns positive, Brent pares losses on output on OPEC+ rumors

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

US crude reverses losses on OPEC+ production cut rumors WTI hits lowest since Dec 2021, Brent at lowest since Jan 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China Nov 28 (Reuters) – US crude turned positive and Brent pared losses on Monday after falling to close to their lowest levels in a year, … Read more

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s No.2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Major cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with eight affiliates, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty to follow the spectacular collapse of the FTX exchange … Read more

China’s anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China's anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China announces record new local COVID cases Commodities sold off amid demand concerns Dollar slips against yen, Swiss franc NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – US stocks tracked a decline in equities worldwide and oil was sold off on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs fueled … Read more

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app”

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of "everything app"

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were averaging over two million per day in … Read more