Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilized after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro … 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

GLOBAL ECONOMY Factories squeezed by higher prices, weak demand

GLOBAL ECONOMY Factories squeezed by higher prices, weak demand

Staff work inside a non woven filter fabric factory, where the fabric is used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Factories across the United States, Europe and Asia struggled for momentum in July … 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

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

MSCI World index up 0.3%; nearly 6% for the month Dollar down 0.5% against a basket of major peers Markets bet US slowdown to temper rate tightening LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday, on course for their best month since late 2020 as traders bet a weakening US economy could slow … Read more

US teetering on brink of recession as GDP contracts in second quarter

US teetering on brink of recession as GDP contracts in second quarter

Second-quarter GDP decreases at 0.9% rate Inventories account for large decline in GDP Consumer spending slows; business investment contracts Weekly jobless claims fall 5,000 to 256,000 WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The US economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter, with consumer spending growing at its slowest pace in two years and business spending declining, … Read more

Wall St ends up sharply for 2nd day; Amazon.com, Apple jump after hours

Wall St rises on Microsoft, Alphabet earnings as Fed decision looms

US economy contracts in the second quarter Meta Platforms revenue drops for first time Ford shares gain after results Indexes: Dow up 1%, S&P 500 up 1.2%, Nasdaq up 1.1% NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – US stocks on Thursday rallied for a second day, with all three major indexes ending up more than 1% … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more