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

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

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder 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

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Euro STOXX 600 up 0.4% Oil prices rebound on China hopes, talk of output cuts Dollar falls as investors seek riskier assets China property shares rally on policy support http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil gained on Tuesday on hopes that public unrest in China might prompt an earlier loosening of COVID-19 … Read more

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s No.2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Major cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection along with eight affiliates, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty to follow the spectacular collapse of the FTX exchange … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as China’s protests spark demand worries

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

WTI hits lowest since Dec 2021, Brent at lowest since Jan 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China Investors focus on next OPEC+ meeting on Dec 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell close to their lowest this year on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 curbs in China, the … Read more

Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. US and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing … Read more

Stocks tumble as China’s COVID protests roil sentiment

Stocks tumble as China's COVID protests roil sentiment

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Stocks and commodities prices slid sharply on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs raised investors’ concerns about the growth implications for the world’s second-largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was down 1.5% having slumped 2.2% at the … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level EIA gasoline stocks data shows higher than expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil edged lower on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, hovering in sight of two-month lows as the level of … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse filed lawsuits against Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) on Thursday, alleging the banks financially benefited from the late financier’s alleged sex trafficking operations. The women, who were not identified in the court filings, cite US federal anti-sex … Read more

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

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

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