Monday, September 21, 2015

Global Business


France's private sector growth accelerated in March to reach its highest level in nearly six years, a key survey

Dollar, stocks inch up as US healthcare vote back on

The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare

Chinese dairy stocks crash 90% in Hong Kong

Shares in a Hong Kong-listed Chinese dairy crashed more than 90 percent Friday, in one of the city's biggest

Oil edges up as Saudis cut supplies to US

Oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by a fall in Saudi exports to the United States, but overall

HSBC to boost China staff by up to 1,000 in 2017

HSBC plans to add as many as 1,000 new employees to its Chinese retail banking and wealth management arm

Hong Kong shares end week with gains

Hong Kong stocks ended the week with a small gain with traders looking ahead to a key vote on

US new home sales hit seven-month high

New US single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February, suggesting the housing market recovery was gaining

Markets on edge before key US healthcare vote

World markets wobbled in unsteady trading

Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street

The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration's healthcare bill stalls

British car production hit 17-year high

British car production hit a 17-year high in February, extending a recent trend of surging output as a strong

Stocks, sterling steady after London attack

Stocks and sterling held their ground on Thursday as markets took the latest European terror attack, this time in

UK retail sales suffer the biggest three-month drop

British retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest slide in nearly seven years as higher

Slide in US stocks sign of 'Trump trade' weakness

If the swoon this week in financials was one sign of the Trump trade running out of fuel, recent

ZTE posts 4th-quarter net loss

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp on Thursday reported a net loss of 5.22 billion yuan ($760 million) in

US Jobless claims rise, labor market strong

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with

Investors find some comfort in Next's chilly outlook

British clothing retailer Next reported a first drop in annual profit since 2009 and said it was "extremely cautious"

Euro zone survey data point to robust

Economic recovery in the euro zone is gaining ground and some data point to robust momentum in the first

Westinghouse's clients gear up for bankruptcy fight

The US utilities that are clients of Toshiba Corp's nuclear power plant construction subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, have

Fannie, Freddie revamp plan in this year

An overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is highly unlikely to make it into this year's legislative calendar,

Stock markets worried over Trump’s agenda

The steepest pullback in stocks since the US presidential election reveals investor angst about President Donald Trump's ability to

Asian firms' confidence hits near two-year high

Business sentiment at Asia's top companies rose to its highest in almost two years in the first quarter of

Oil prices slide on bulging US crude inventories

Oil prices slipped back to three-month lows on Wednesday after data showed US crude inventories rising faster than expected,

Chinese supermarkets pull Brazilian meat

Some of China's largest food suppliers have pulled Brazilian beef and poultry from their shelves in the first concrete

UK bosses earn 400 times more than minimum wage

The heads of Britain's top 100 listed companies earn on average almost 400 times more than a worker on

Protectionism may raise, not cut, trade deficits: ECB

Protectionist trade policies may increase, rather than reduce, a country's trade deficit, the European Central Bank said in a

Uber board backs CEO Kalanick

Uber Technologies Inc plans to keep co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive following a series of damaging events at