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

Shares fragile, dollar soars on growth scare and Fed bets

World shares steady, earnings prop up Europe, US futures dip China stocks fall further as Beijing races to battle COVID Dollar hits fresh 2-year peak on China COVID fears, Fed bets Yuan above 1-year low after PBOC cuts FX reserve ratio Graphic: Global asset performance MILAN, April 26 (Reuters) – World shares steadied on Tuesday … 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

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

World Bank estimates Ukraine physical damage at roughly $60 billion so far

Rescuers work at a residential building damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoshenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Physical damage to Ukraine’s buildings and infrastructure from Russia’s invasion has reached roughly $60 billion and will … Read more

‘Panicked’ Russians withdraw $9.8 bln in FX from banks in March

A man uses his smartphone near a board showing currency exchange rates of US dollar against the Russian ruble in Saint Petersburg, Russia February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 20 (Reuters) – Russian households withdrew foreign currency worth $9.8 billion from their accounts in March … Read more

New US sanctions for Russian bank, oligarchs, crypto miner BitRiver

The US Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on dozens of people and entities, including a Russian commercial bank and a virtual currency mining company, hoping to target … Read more

Yellen, BoE’s Bailey, Canada’s Freeland walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Top finance officials from Britain, the United States and Canada walked out of Wednesday’s G20 meeting as Russian representatives spoke, UK finance minister Rishi Sunak said, exposing deepening divisions over Russia’s continued presence in the body. read more Ukrainian officials in attendance also walked out of the meeting of top … Read more