Explainer: How could the new US corporate minimum tax affect companies?

Aug 12 (Reuters) – The main revenue source in the new US tax, climate and drugs bill is a novel 15% corporate minimum tax aimed at stopping large, profitable companies from gaming the Internal Revenue Service code and slashing their tax bills to zero. The US House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on Friday … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Troubled UK economy rides out Jubilee disruption, but recession looms

Bank holidays for queen’s jubilee hit UK GDP in June Output falls 0.6% in June vs forecasts for 1.3% drop UK’s Zahawi says data show resilience, economists see recession LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy contracted by less than feared in June, when public holidays had been expected to exert a big drag, although … Read more

Five Chinese state-owned companies to delist from NYSE

SHANGHAI / HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned firms including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist from the New York Stock Exchange, amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina … Read more

US gasoline prices fall below $ 4 for first time since March

Gasoline demand has waned in the summer Lower-income households spending less as prices dip US retail price hit a record in June Aug 11 (Reuters) – The average price of US retail gasoline fell below $ 4 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, giving some relief to drivers in the world’s … Read more

SoftBank’s Alibaba sale could end breakup taboo

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Masayoshi Son is thinking the unthinkable at SoftBank Group (9984.T). His $ 63 billion technology and telecom empire … Read more

Stocks rally, dollar falls on easing inflation

Wall Street rallies with Nasdaq leading gains CPI was flat in July after rising 1.3% in June In 12 months through July, CPI rose 8.5% vs 9.1% in June NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wall Street equities rallied and the dollar tumbled after signs of sharply decelerating US inflation prompted bets that the Federal … Read more

Aluminum foundry fights for survival in European gas crisis

Family-owned aluminum foundry trials new shift pattern Plan to maintain production and reduce gas usage Carmakers warn output cuts inevitable if suppliers close New gas-free technologies will take years to scale up Suppliers need more help to innovate, industry says SOLTAU, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Shouting over the clanging of machinery, Gerd Roeders is … Read more

World shares bounce after US jobs report sell-off

Euro STOXX gains 0.8% Wall Street set to gain Markets narrow odds on 75 bp hike ahead of US CPI Dollar falls Oil recoups early losses, tries to rally LONDON / SYDNEY, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Shares gained ground on Monday, recovering their footing after a strong US jobs report last week bolstered the case … Read more

European stocks slip, oil recovers, traders await US jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European equities slipped slightly on Friday but were still set for a weekly gain, while traders waited for US jobs data due later in the session to give clues as to the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was … Read more