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Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Dozens of campus protesters parade civil disobedience No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday Chinese bonds and equities suffered strong outflows in 2023 LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Rare protests spreading across China against Beijing’s zero COVID-19 policy may have sparked a fresh wave of political uncertainty, but could also hasten …

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Global oil market signals near-term weakness ahead of EU embargo on Russian oil

Global oil market signals near-term weakness ahead of EU embargo on Russian oil

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a potential shift as traders and analysts worry about falling demand for crude and a surplus market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude futures are flirting with all-year lows as major oil consumer China enters additional COVID-19-related lockdowns while central …

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Atlanta exit highlights Milan's battle to retain market heavyweights

Atlanta exit highlights Milan’s battle to retain market heavyweights

Atlantia will be delisted after its takeover Many Italian companies avoid the stock market Authorities seek to boost Borsa Italiana’s reputation MILAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The takeover of Atlantia (ATL.MI) will slash a further 19 billion euros ($19.5 billion) from the value of the Milan stock exchange and bring the number of companies to …

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Column: Wall Street gives thanks, look at year-end whoosh: McGeever

Column: Wall Street gives thanks, look at year-end whoosh: McGeever

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov 25 (Reuters) – As Wall Street reopens after the Thanksgiving holiday, investors are looking for a final boost to ensure 2022 ends up being simply bleak rather than the bloodbath most feared . Since hitting a two-year low in October, the S&P 500 has rebounded 15% even as interest rates, expectations of …

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Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

SYDNEY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were mostly in positive territory on Wednesday despite rising COVID-19 cases in mainland China, leaving investors uncertain about how much new outbreaks could slow the reopening of the world’s second largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) rose 0.3%, after US stocks ended …

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Exclusive: China set to fine Ant Group over $1 billion, signaling revamp is closing in on final sources

Exclusive: China set to fine Ant Group over $1 billion, signaling revamp is closing in on final sources

HONG KONG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are set to fine Jack Ma’s Ant group more than $1 billion, six sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, paving the way at the end of the fintech’s two-year commitment. regulatory overhaul. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), which spearheaded Ant’s overhaul after the Chinese …

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Bankman-Fried's FTX EXCLUSIVE Parents Bought Bahamian Property Worth $121 Million

Bankman-Fried’s FTX EXCLUSIVE Parents Bought Bahamian Property Worth $121 Million

FTX unit purchased 7 condos in upscale resort for “key personnel” Bankman-Fried’s parents named owners of $16.4 million vacation home Bankman and Fried tell Reuters: Seeking to return the deed to FTX NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, his parents and top executives of the failed cryptocurrency exchange have purchased at …

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Qatar strikes 27-year LNG deal with China as competition intensifies

Qatar strikes 27-year LNG deal with China as competition intensifies

Talks with other Chinese and European buyers underway -Kaabi Says buyers can take up to 5% stake in expansion Agreement indicates importance of long-term secure supply DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas in the longest LNG deal to date as volatility drives …

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Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Indian lenders are expanding lending to local businesses at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign of a new round of private investment beginning in the world’s fifth-largest economy even as growing major developed economies and China is slowing down. This international slowdown will limit the strength …

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NY Fed: Bank liquidity could be tighter than expected, with policy implications

NY Fed: Bank liquidity could be tighter than expected, with policy implications

Nov 18 (Reuters) – The way the banking system manages its cash suggests the financial system may not be as bountiful as many now believe, and that could have implications for how the Federal Reserve manages the size of its balance sheet, a document from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on Friday. …

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