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Stocks Rally Stalls, Eyes Powell Testimony For Rate Clues

Global shares drifted on Monday, consolidating gains after hitting a 14-month high last week, as investors awaited testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in markets that remain dominated by monetary policy bets. The MSCI’s broad gauge of world stocks was steady, with Wall Street markets closed for the Juneteenth holiday. In Europe, the […]

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Nikkei Closes Above 33,000 For The First Time In 33 Years

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei gauge surged on Tuesday, closing over 33,000 for the first time in 33 years, led by technology shares on expectations of a flood of investment in chip-related companies. SoftBank Group Corp jumped 5.25% on reports it may team up on an AI venture with Chat GPT operator Open AI and that its […]

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South Korea Asks US to Review China Rule For Chip Subsidies

South Korea has asked Washington to review its criteria for new semiconductor subsidies, concerned over the impact of rules to limit chip investment in countries such as China, a U.S. public filing showed. In March, the U.S. commerce department proposed rules to prevent China and other countries it deems to be of concern from tapping […]

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Carlsberg Expects Lower Beer Consumption To Hit 2023 Growth

Danish brewer Carlsberg (OTC:CABGY) on Tuesday forecast organic operating profit growth in 2023 below last year’s level as higher beer prices are expected to dent consumption. The world’s third-biggest brewer expects organic operating profit this year to change by between minus 5% and plus 5%, compared with 12% growth last year. “2023 will be another […]

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Flavour Maker Givaudan Beats Earnings Forecasts in a Tough Year

Swiss fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan on Wednesday reported better-than-expected earnings for a year characterized by high input costs and supply chain disruptions. The group, which so far has successfully passed steep input cost increases on to customers, however saw a slowdown in sales during the latter half of 2022, particularly in its flavours business […]

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UBS has No Desire to Buy Credit Suisse, Chairman Tells Newspaper

UBS has no interest in buying fellow Swiss lender Credit Suisse, the bank’s Chairman Colm Kelleher said in a interview published on Saturday. The former Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) president said he was focused on organic growth rather than acquisitions and expanding its business in the United States as he ruled out any move to buy […]

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Dow Futures Trade Steady, After Nasdaq Posts 3-Session Win Streak

U.S. stock futures were trading in a tight range during Tuesday’s evening session, after major benchmark averages finished higher as investors continue their rotation toward tech stocks ahead of key CPI data and major bank earnings later this week. By 18:30 ET (23:30 GMT) Dow Jones Futures, S&P 500 Futures, and Nasdaq 100 Futures were […]

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Chinese Yuan hits 4-Mth High on Reopening cheer, U.S. Payrolls Awaited

The Chinese yuan jumped to a four-month high on Friday as markets bet on a strong economic boost from China reopening its borders this month, while broader Asian currencies were flat as focus turned to key U.S. payrolls data for more cues on the economy. The yuan was among the best performers for the day, […]

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China Manufacturing PMI Shrinks for 5th Straight Month in Dec – Caixin

Chinese manufacturing activity shrank for a fifth straight month in December, a private survey showed on Tuesday, as the country grappled with an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases after it relaxed some restrictions intended to prevent the spread of the virus. The Caixin Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) read 49.0 in December, higher than forecasts […]

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Japan to Make Raising Wages a Top Priority, Says Senior Govt official

Japan’s government will make raising wages a top priority in its economic policy next year, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara said on Wednesday. “The biggest challenge for Japan’s economy is a lack of wage growth. Unless wages rise, consumption won’t pick up and companies won’t increase investment,” Kihara said, speaking during a television programme. […]

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