Wall Street ends down after biggest month since 2020

U.S. manufacturing sector slows modestly PerkinElmer rises on $2.45 billion divestment Indexes end: S&P 500 -0.28%, Nasdaq -0.18%, Dow -0.14% Aug 1 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower after a choppy session on Monday, with declines in Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and other energy companies weighing against gains in Boeing (BA.N) as investors digested the U.S. … Read more

U.S. manufacturing slows modestly; excess inventories a major concern

Manufacturing index dips to 52.8 in July from 53.0 in June New orders contracting, supplier deliveries improving Price increases for inputs slowing; inventories piling up WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity slowed less than expected in July and there were signs that supply constraints are easing, with a measure of prices paid for … Read more

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC to revert to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to win over investors with higher profitability target Says demerger of Asian business has huge risks London shares rise 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) pushed back on a proposal by top shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China (601318.SS) to split … Read more

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street three delivery bikes suddenly dart over the pedestrian crossing ahead of the car. On the car’s dashboard they look like small 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns itself a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle halt, … Read more

Moderate rebound in U.S. economic growth seen in second quarter as inflation bites

Shipping containers are unloaded from a ship at a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach-Port of Los Angeles complex, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Second-quarter GDP estimated to increase at a 0.5% rate Trade seen accounting for rebound … Read more

Fed to unveil another big rate hike as signs of economic slowdown grow

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell takes questions during a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – With the Federal Reserve expected to hike its key … Read more

Nasdaq falls with dollar, oil rises; earnings, Fed in focus

U.S. stocks chop around with Nasdaq closing lower Euro zone survey shows German morale dropping Fed in focus with two-day policy meeting on Tuesday NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – Nasdaq (.IXIC) closed lower on Monday after a choppy session for U.S. equities ahead of a big week of technology earnings reports while oil prices … Read more

Fed chair Powell is not done telling markets where rates will go

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Since it began its current round of interest-rate hikes this year, the U.S. Federal Reserve has aimed to let investors know ahead of time not just where rates are heading generally but exactly how big a move to expect each time. And despite some snags, including what analysts say was … Read more

China plans real estate fund worth up to $44 billion for distressed sector, source says

The Evergrande Center of China Evergrande Group is seen amid other buildings in Shanghai, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fund size initially to be set at 80 bln yuan -source News comes as regulators scramble to reassure investors Fund alone will not ‘solve all the … Read more

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Snap Inc shares plunge on slowing growth Communication services stocks lead sectoral declines AmEx raises revenue forecast on resilient card spending Indexes down: Dow … Read more