Retailer Next defies British economic gloom, lifts outlook

A shopper carries a bag advertising the clothing retailer Next in London, Britain, December 28, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Lifts profit and sales forecast Q2 boosted by warm weather Says inflation will slow second-half growth LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Retailer Next (NXT.L), a bellwether of British … Read more

As the US eyes new China chip curbs, turmoil looms for the global market

Any US export block may affect global chip supply – analysts Move would hinder Samsung, SK Hynix upgrading China plants Samsung, SK Hynix together supply over 50% of global NAND chips Curbs could change where future chip plants are built -analyst SEOUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Export restrictions being considered by Washington to halt China’s … Read more

Factbox: Economic sanctions China has imposed on Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday suspended exports of natural sand to Taiwan and … Read more

UK leadership candidate Truss: junk food taxes “are over”

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The frontrunner to become British prime minister, Liz Truss, said she would scrap plans to restrict multi-buy deals on food and drink high in fat, salt, or sugar and would not impose any new levies on unhealthy food. Britain already taxes sugar in soft drinks, and in May delayed until … Read more

Analysis: Investors gauge US stocks rebound: ‘suckers’ rally’ or market bottom?

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – As investors await another jumbo-sized rate increase from the Federal Reserve, they are taking the temperature of a weeks-long US stock market rally that followed a vicious first-half selloff. Even after Tuesday’s sharp fall, the S&P 500 remained up 7% from its June 16 low, buoyed in part by … Read more

Hermes snubs luxury resale market

The logo of Hermes is seen on a store in Paris, France, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) – Birkin bag maker Hermes (HRMS.PA) is not interested in getting involved in the fast-growing second-hand luxury market which has attracted some of its … Read more

Shares rally as markets but on more gradual rate hikes

Passersby wearing protective face masks walk in front of an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Asian stocks took their cue on Friday from a late … Read more

Apple forecasts faster sales growth, strong iPhone demand despite glum economy

July 28 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Thursday said parts shortages are easing and that demand for iPhones is unceasing despite consumers tightening other spending, helping it top Wall Street expectations and forecast faster sales growth ahead. The Silicon Valley giant’s shares rose 2.6% after hours following the release of the results. Apple said … Read more

Analysis: Investors gauge US stocks rebound: ‘suckers’ rally’ or market bottom?

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, New York, US, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – As investors await another jumbo-sized rate increase from the Federal Reserve, they are taking the temperature of … Read more

Twitter blames Musk, weak ad market for drop in revenue

Printed Twitter logos are seen in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 22 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Friday blamed uncertainties related to its $44 billion acquisition by Elon Musk and a weakening digital ad market for a surprise fall … Read more