Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) and NetEase (9999.HK) caused dismay among thousands of gamers on Thursday by saying hits such as ‘World of Warcraft’ will not be available in China from next year as a 14 -year partnership ended. NetEase shares closed 9% lower in Hong Kong after Blizzard said it was unable … Read more

Walmart lifts annual forecast, announces $20 bln share buyback

Walmart lifts annual forecast, announces $20 bln share buyback

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Tuesday lifted its annual sales and profit forecast as demand for groceries holds up despite higher prices, while discounts on clothing and electronics helped it cut back excess inventories ahead of the busy holiday season . The company also announced a new $20-billion share buyback plan, sending … Read more

Meta slashes workforce by 11,000 as it sinks more money into the metaverse

Meta slashes workforce by 11,000 as it sinks more money into the metaverse

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Wednesday it would cut more than 11,000 jobs, or 13% of its workforce, in one of the year’s biggest layoffs as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs from its push into the metaverse amid a weak advertising market. The mass layoffs, the first in Meta’s … Read more

Apple warns of hit to iPhone shipments from China COVID disruption

Apple warns of hit to iPhone shipments from China COVID disruption

Apple expects lower shipments of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Apple says a China plant operating at sharply reduced capacity Apple supplier Foxconn revises down Q4 outlook TAIPEI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) expects lower shipments of high-end iPhone 14 models than previously anticipated following a significant production cut at a virus-blighted … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett's Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Wall Street falls on rising US-China tensions, Caterpillar shares weigh

Wall Street falls on rising US-China tensions, Caterpillar shares weigh

Speaker Nancy Pelosi expected in Taipei later today Caterpillar falls after missing sales estimates Uber gains after reporting positive cash flow Indexes down: Dow 0.92%, S&P 0.61%, Nasdaq 0.45% Aug 2 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major indexes fell on Tuesday on concerns over rising US-China tensions ahead of the arrival of US House of Representatives … Read more

BP boosts dividend after profit hits 14-year high

BP boosts dividend after profit hits 14-year high

Profits soar to $8.45 bln, far exceeding forecasts BP boosts dividend by 10% BP to boost spending on oil and gas, CEO says Profits driven by strong oil trading, hit by LNG LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – BP’s (BP.L) second quarter profit soared to $8.45 billion, its highest in 14 years, as strong refining margins … Read more

Wall Street ends down after biggest month since 2020

Wall Street ends down after biggest month since 2020

US manufacturing sector slows modestly PerkinElmer rises on $2.45 billion divestment Indexes end: S&P 500 -0.28%, Nasdaq -0.18%, Dow -0.14% Aug 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower after a choppy session on Monday, with declines in Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and other energy companies weighing against gains in Boeing (BA.N) as investors digested the US … Read more

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC to revert to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to win over investors with higher profitability target Says emergence of Asian business has huge risks London shares rise 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) pushed back on a proposal by top shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China (601318.SS) to split … Read more

Shell smashes record again with $11.5 billion profit

Shell smashes record again with $11.5 billion profit

General view of a Shell petrol station sign in Milton Keynes, Britain, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shell announced $6 bln buyback program Refining margins triple in second quarter Strong gas and power trading lift profits LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – … Read more