HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholders Analysts hail ‘sensitive’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout … Read more

Global oil market signals short-term weakness ahead of EU ban on Russian oil

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a potential shift, as traders and analysts worry about reduced crude demand and an oversupplied market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude futures are flirting with lows not seen all year as top oil consumer China enters additional COVID-19 lockdowns … Read more

China’s industrial profits drop further as COVID woes take toll on economy

Jan-Oct industrial profits -3.0% yr/yr vs -2.3% in Jan-Sept Risks from domestic COVID outbreaks and global recession flagged BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – China’s industrial firms saw overall profits decline further in the January-October period as COVID-19 outbreaks flared up and cities imposed new virus curbs, including targeted lockdowns, dampening economic activity. Industrial profits fell … Read more

Nasdaq ends down as investors eye Black Friday sales, China infections

Retailers in focus as Black Friday sales start Activision down on likely FTC lawsuit to block Microsoft deal Apple slips, Foxconn China plans sees lower shipments Indexes: Dow up 0.45%, S&P 500 down 0.03%, Nasdaq down 0.52% Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq closed lower on Friday with pressure from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in a … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plans as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plans Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plans after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, conditions Apple says it has a team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in … Read more

Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears growing

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that … Read more

China COVID cases weigh on Wall St; Disney jumps

Disney up on Iger’s return as CEO S&P 500 energy index leads sectoral falls Grindr slips after rocketing in debut Tesla down on vehicle recall, China COVID concerns Dow up 0.01%, S&P 500 down 0.34%, Nasdaq down 1.05% Nov 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes started the week roughly lower on China saying it … Read more

Chinese carmakers target more European sales with five-star EVs

SOLIHULL, England, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers have set their sights on winning over European drivers and large corporate customers with more affordable cars that come with top safety ratings and lots of high-tech features. In the last few months, several Chinese EVs have received five-star European New Car Assessment Program … Read more

Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

SHENZHEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhu only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for holidays from his exhausting job in a textile mill in southern Guangdong province. For his father’s generation, factory work was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For Zhu, and … Read more