Japan business mood worsens for 2nd quarter amid rising costs

Cranes at an industrial port are seen in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo, Japan, February 17, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Big manufacturers’ sentiment index at +9 vs f’cast +13 Big non-manufacturers’ index at +13 vs f’cast +14 Capex plans for big firms seen rising … Read more

Business leaders say new Hong Kong chief must open up city, rebuild its image

Water barriers are set up outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, ahead of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from Britain, in Hong Kong, China June 29, 2022. REUTERS / Lam Yik / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – … Read more

Australia job vacancies surge as firms struggle to find staff

Workers are reflected in an office building’s windows in Sydney’s Barangaroo business district in Australia’s largest city, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, June 30 (Reuters) – Job vacancies in Australia surged to all -time highs in the May quarter as firms struggled to find staff … Read more

Japan’s worst factory output slump in two years heaps pressure on economy

Smoke rises from a factory during the sunset at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, January 16, 2017. REUTERS / Toru Hanai / Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May output drops 7.2% m / m, much weaker than expected Production of cars, electrical and general machinery slump Manufacturers see output recover … Read more

UK rises up the rankings for ease of doing business – survey

People enjoy warm weather in front of the city of London financial district in London, Britain, May 18, 2022. REUTERS / Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Britain has become an easier place to do business thanks in part to its response to the COVID-19 … Read more

Canada has a path to “soft landing,” finance minister says

Canada’s Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland reacts during a news conference before delivering the 2022-23 budget, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) – Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Sunday said Canada still has a path to a “soft landing,” where it … Read more

Hong Kong’s new govt retains finance chief in sign of continuity

HONG KONG, June 19 (Reuters) – China unveiled on Sunday new top officials in Hong Kong under incoming leader John Lee, who vowed to take the global financial hub to fresh heights, while shrugging off concerns about sanctions the United States has imposed on him . In a sign of continuity for the financial industry, … Read more

China steps up fixed-asset investment to steady COVID-hit economy

A labouer walks at a construction site in Beijing, China July 20, 2017. Picture taken July 20, 2017. REUTERS / Jason Lee Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 16 (Reuters) – China’s state planner said on Thursday it had approved 10 fixed-asset investments worth 121 billion yuan ($ 18.1 billion) … Read more

China’s banks scramble to raise capital and answer calls to support economy

People walk past the China Construction Bank booth at the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 3, 2021. REUTERS / Florence Lo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 15 (Reuters) – China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) (601939.SS) started selling 60 billion yuan ($ … Read more

Fed door open to 0.75% hike after inflation data, market moves

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tests during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress,” in Washington, US, March 3, 2022. Tom Williams / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Eroding inflation data and … Read more