GE shares slump as worsening supply chain, inflationary woes pressure profit

A traffic light is seen in front of a logo of General Electric at the company’s plant in Birr, Switzerland June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) on Tuesday said fresh COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns in China as well as … Read more

Graphic chip price drop raises questions on whether end of shortage is in sight

April 25 (Reuters) – A sharp drop in graphic chip prices could presage an unexpectedly quick ending to a global chip crunch that has crippled manufacturing from smartphones to cars, and the issue will be a central one for companies reporting results this week. As Intel (INTC.O), Qualcomm (QCOM.O) and others report, investors will weigh … Read more

Britain moves ahead with mandatory climate plans for companies

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Britain unveiled a new taskforce on Monday to write rules forcing financial firms and listed companies to publish plans from next year for transitioning to a net zero economy by 2050. Last November at the COP26 UN Climate Summit, British finance minister Rishi Sunak said companies would have to publish … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Twitter under shareholder pressure to seek deal with Musk, sources say

Elon Musk’s twitter account is seen on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken, April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 24 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is coming under increasing pressure from its shareholders to negotiate with Elon Musk even though the world’s richest person has … Read more

Factbox: Companies count the cost of ditching Russia

April 22 (Reuters) – Multinational companies that announced their exit from Russia, or suspension of activities there, after its invasion of Ukraine have started to calculate losses associated with their decisions. Below is an alphabetical list of firms that have provided cost estimates related to their temporary or permanent halt of business in Russia: AB … Read more

US Postal Service chief warns of inflation impact

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the agency is dealing with significant inflation costs as it works to stem losses, acknowledging higher costs will put further pressure on stamp prices. DeJoy told Reuters in a 90-minute interview late on Wednesday the US Postal Service (USPS) is feeling the impact of … Read more

Chinese markets continue to see foreign investment outflows in April

Coins and banknotes of China’s yuan are seen in this illustration picture taken February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 22 (Reuters) – Overseas investors extended their selling of Chinese shares into April, after dumping them in the previous month, on mounting worries about the impact of … Read more

Britain and India seal defense deals, free trade expected by Oct

Britain offers faster delivery of defense items to India Britain wants to seal free-trade deal with India by end-year NEW DELHI, April 22 (Reuters) – Britain and India agreed on Friday to step up defense and business cooperation during a visit to New Delhi by Boris Johnson, who said a bilateral free-trade deal could be … Read more

Big business joins forces to bridge Germany’s growing skills gap

BERLIN, April 22 (Reuters) – Germany’s industrial heavyweights are teaming up to retrain workers in areas such as software and logistics to fill a growing skills gap and avoid layoffs among workers of all ages as the economy shifts to clean energy and online shopping. More than 36 major companies, ranging from auto suppliers such … Read more

Exxon Mobil may completely withdraw from Russia by June 24 – sources

A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is considering a complete withdrawal from Russia by … Read more