Britain’s tax back-down bounces stocks and sterling

Britain scraps small part of tax plan; markets relieved Reserve Bank of Australia surprises with a small hike high VIX; Credit Suisse stock slide point to nerves beneath SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Asian stocks bounced on Tuesday after Britain scrapped bits of a controversial tax cut plan, tentatively improving global market sentiment and rallying … Read more

Asian shares rise after ‘relief rally’ on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in US shares after some weak economic data raised hopes that the Federal Reserve might ease away from aggressive interest rate hikes. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.3% in morning trading to 26,811.08. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 surged 2.4% to 6,610.50. South Korea’s Kospi jumped … Read more

Turkey inflation hits new 24-year high of 83% after rate cuts

ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Turkish annual inflation climbed to a new 24-year high of 83.45% in September, data showed on Monday, still lower than forecast, after the central bank surprised markets by cutting rates twice in the last two months . Despite soaring prices, the central bank was expected to cut its policy rate … Read more

Pound jumps on UK tax cut reversal, oil swings higher

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Oil jumped on Monday as OPEC+ considered reducing output at its meeting later this week while the pound swung higher after the UK government said it would reverse a controversial tax cut that had roiled British markets. Asian stocks mostly fell in holiday-thinned trade although Japanese markets found support on … Read more

Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, overseas gaming assets for growth

HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Tencent is resetting its M&A strategy to put more focus on buying majority stakes mainly in overseas gaming companies, as the tech giant eyes global expansion to offset slowing growth at home in China, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Tencent Holding Ltd (0700.HK) has for years … Read more

Stampede, riot at Indonesia football match kill 174, league suspended

East Java stadium disaster apparently worst since 1964 Around 180 injured during crowd stampede Indonesia football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match in … Read more

Japan spent record of nearly $20.0 bln on intervention to support the yen

Intervention drains nearly 15% of readily available funds Japan can avoid selling US Treasury bills for now – analysts Impact of further intervention may diminish – analysts TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Japan spent up to a record 2.8 trillion yen ($19.7 billion) intervening in the foreign exchange market last week to prop up the … Read more

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said a robot business will be worth more than its cars, and on Friday investors, customers and potential workers expect to see a prototype at Tesla’s “AI Day ” that could prove whether the bot named “Optimus” is ready for work. The robot … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more

China’s factory, services surveys suggest economy struggling to rebound

China Sept official manufacturing PMI above forecast Private survey shows factory activity contracted sharply Services sector activity growth slowed in Sept – official survey COVID curbs, softening foreign demand, property weakness weigh BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China’s factory activity eked out growth in September, but a slowdown in services sector growth and a downbeat … Read more