Bridgewater fends off Chinese ‘All Weather’ copycats

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s huge popularity in China has not only attracted local investors to his funds, but also spawned local challengers using his strategy and brand.” All Weather” to try and beat him at his own game. Now, the Connecticut-based hedge fund giant he founded, Bridgewater … 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

Amazon’s connected device cart expands with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

August 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) will acquire iRobot Corp (IRBT.O)maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner in a cash deal worth around $1.7 billion in the world’s biggest online retailer’s latest attempt to expand its stable of devices smart home. Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing iRobot at a 22% premium to … 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

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks to increase stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft – sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to increase its stake in the French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social media and gaming company, which acquired … 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

US plans to crack down on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chipmaking equipment to memory chipmakers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter. as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor industry from advancing and protecting American companies. If President Joe … 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

China’s Alibaba struggles to maintain New York listing despite audit dispute

The Alibaba Group logo is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register August 1 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) said on Monday it would work to maintain its listing on … Read more