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

Wall St Week Ahead: After steep decline, U.S. small caps tempt investors with cheap valuations

The floor of the the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen after the close of trading in New York, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – Shares of smaller U.S. companies are outpacing a rally in the broader equity market as they draw investors looking to scoop … 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

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’s Alibaba to apply for dual primary listing in Hong Kong

A man walks past the Alibaba Group office building in Beijing, China August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Expects to add HK primary listing by end-2022, keep NYSE listing Hong Kong shares jump 5%; move will diversify investor base -CEO Seen boosting mainland China investor access to … Read more

China fines Didi Global $1.2 bln, fuelling hopes of thaw in regulatory crackdown

HONG KONG/BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) – China’s cybersecurity regulator on Thursday fined Didi Global Inc $1.2 billion, concluding a probe that forced the ride-hailing leader to delist from New York within a year of its debut and made foreign investors wary about China’s tech sector. Didi ran afoul of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) … Read more

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – From his small office in Singapore, Kelvin Pang is ready to wager a $23 million payday that the worst of the chip shortage is not over for automakers – at least in China. Pang has bought 62,000 microcontrollers, chips that help control a range of functions from car engines and … Read more

Hot inflation fuels bets on supersized Fed rate hike

July 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is seen ramping up its battle with 40-year high inflation with a supersized 100 basis points rate hike this month after a grim inflation report showed price pressures accelerating. “Everything is in play,” Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic told reporters in Florida, when asked about the possibility. … Read more