China unexpectedly cuts 2 key rates, withdraws cash from banking system

China unexpectedly cuts 2 key rates, withdraws cash from banking system

Headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, is pictured in Beijing, China September 28, 2018. REUTERS / Jason Lee Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – China’s central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the second time this year and withdrew some … Read more

Wide-body jet demand humming again as Boeing 787 rejoins the fray

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner sits on the tarmac before a delivery ceremony to Singapore Airlines at the Boeing South Carolina Plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States March 25, 2018. REUTERS / Randall Hill Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Demand for long-haul jets rising after prolonged downturn Saudi Arabia discussing … Read more

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

With Alibaba stake cut, SoftBank’s Son cools toward China tech

A journalist raises her hand to ask a question to Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Aug 12 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp’s (9984.T) decision to … 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

S&P 500, Nasdaq close up 4th straight week as optimism grows

Nasdaq, S&P 500 post longest weekly win streaks since November S&P 500 recovers 50% of bear market losses S&P 500 is up 17.7% from a mid-June low NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market … 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

S.Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in jail for bribery Businessmen were convicted in scandal that felled a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee … 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