Thursday, June 13, 2024

Taiwan Exports Seen Contracting For Fifth Straight Month in January: Reuters Poll

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Taiwan's exports in January likely fell for the fifth month in a row amid fears of a global recession, uncertainties due to the war in Ukraine, and the COVID situation in China impacting tech demand, according to a Reuters poll. Taiwan, a global hub...

Oil Prices Creep Higher As IEA Flags Chinese Demand Recovery

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Oil prices rose slightly on Monday tracking optimistic comments on a recovery in Chinese demand from the International Energy Agency, although markets were still nursing steep weekly losses on fears of tighter U.S. monetary policy. International Energy Agency head Fatih Birol reiterated the agency’s...

China Hotel, Catering Job Openings Surge On PAost-COVID Demand Recovery – Survey

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Chinese hotels and restaurants are seeking employees amid demand recovery in the services sector after the end of Beijing's zero-COVID protocols, with a survey by a leading recruiter showing a surge in job openings in the hospitality industry. During the first six days of...

Dow Futures Trade Lower As Tech Earnings Disappoint, Apple Sheds 2.8%

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U.S. stock futures were trading lower during Thursday's evening deals, after major benchmark averages finished mixed as investors grew cautious after a slew of mixed earnings reports. By 6:35pm ET (11:40pm GMT) Dow Jones Futures were down 0.2%, S&P 500 Futures fell 0.6% and...

Meta Stuns Street With Lower Costs, Big Buyback, Upbeat Sales

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Meta Platforms Inc's stricter cost controls this year and a new $40 billion share buyback sent shares soaring on Wednesday, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg called 2023 the "Year of Efficiency." The parent of Instagram and Facebook (NASDAQ:META), which has fallen on hard times amid...

ECB To Raise Rates Again And Face Questions About Future Path

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The European Central Bank is set to raise interest rates again on Thursday and pencil in more hikes for the next few months, with the only open question being how big these will be. The ECB has been increasing rates at a record pace...

Vodafone Interim CEO Vows to ‘Do Better’ After Q3 Revenue Growth Slows

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in third-quarter revenue growth that stemmed from weak performance in key European markets. Organic growth in service revenue dropped to 1.8% year-on-year during the three-month period to December 31 to €9.52 billion (€1 = $1.0883), down from an increase of 2.5% in the prior...

UniCredit Hikes Payout Goal By 40% After Record Rofit

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UniCredit pledged on Tuesday to return 5.25 billion euros ($5.69 billion) to investors based on its 2022 results after posting a record quarterly profit, as CEO Andrea Orcel works to meet his ambitious payout plans. Orcel, who has focused UniCredit on capital light businesses...

Asia FX Muted, Dollar Steadies As Fed Meeting Looms

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Most Asian currencies moved little on Tuesday, while the dollar retained recent gains as caution kicked in ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, with any signals on U.S. monetary policy squarely in focus. But most Asian units were set for strong gains...

Rising Interest Rates Have a Sting in The Tail For Europe’s Banks

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Rising borrowing costs are giving a long-awaited lift to Europe's beleaguered banks, but they come with a sting in the tail. Last year central banks ended a decade of rock-bottom interest rates as the U.S. Federal Reserve and then the European Central Bank moved...