Chinese exports pick up, but outlook darkens as global growth slows

China’s July exports rise at a faster pace than expected Imports disappoint again, highlighting weak domestic demand The trade balance hit a record high in July Weak foreign demand adds stress to trade and economic outlook BEIJING, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s export growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, providing an encouraging boost to the economy … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor during Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on 4 May 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock prices punished … Read more

US labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Non-farm payrolls increase by 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June The average hourly wage increases by 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year The activity rate falls to 62.1% against 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its … Read more

Oil prices fall to lowest since before Ukraine invasion as fears of recession weigh

FILE PHOTO – A PetroChina worker inspects a pump cylinder at an oilfield in Tacheng, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer AT Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BoE raises rates and warns of recession risks Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates save their oil firepower in the … Read more

Oil drops to near 6-month lows after surprise U.S. crude oil and gasoline builds

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. crude and gasoline inventories rise unexpectedly – EIA OPEC+ decides on a small increase of 100,000 bpd in production … Read more

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break call, lifts payment and profit target

HSBC will return to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to attract investors with a higher profitability target Splitting up Asian companies carries huge risks London shares rise 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, August 1 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) rejected a proposal from major shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China (601318.SS) to split the lender, a … Read more