US new home sales rebound in May; consumer sentiment at record low

US new home sales rebound in May;  consumer sentiment at record low

Carpenters work on building new townhomes that are still under construction while building material supplies are in high demand in Tampa, Florida, US, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New home sales rebounded 10.7% in May; April data revised up Median house price jumps 15.0% to … Read more

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on edge on Monday morning as investors feared contagion from … Read more

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

June 18 (Reuters) – A wealthy person has bid a record $19 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid at the eBay auction, which ended on Friday, far surpassed the previous record … Read more

EXCLUSIVE China’s central bank accepts Ant’s application for financial holding company – sources

EXCLUSIVE China's central bank accepts Ant's application for financial holding company - sources

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PBOC taking application signals license may come soon – sources Financial holding license to pave way for Ant market … Read more

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

LONDON/NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Wednesday to a new 18-month low, dragging smaller tokens down with it and deepening a market meltdown sparked by crypto lender Celsius this week freezing customer withdrawals. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest since December 2020. It has … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Beijing gives initial nod to revive Ant IPO after crackdown cools-sources

EXCLUSIVE Beijing gives initial nod to revive Ant IPO after crackdown cools-sources

Ant aims to file preliminary prospectus as soon as July-sources Ant needs CSRC’s guidance on timing of prospectus filing-source Ant says there is no plan to relaunch its IPO-statement Warburg Pincus valued Ant at $180 bln at end-March-source HONG KONG, June 9 (Reuters) – China’s central leadership has given billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group a … Read more

US retailers cut prices but services keep inflation hot

US retailers cut prices but services keep inflation hot

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Major US retailers like Target Corp (TGT.N) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N)have been cutting prices to clear overstocked warehouses, but hotel revenue is pouring in as daily room rates and occupancy have broken above pre-pandemic levels. Used car prices are no longer surging at the chart-topping pace that drove an initial … Read more

Credit Suisse shares spike on reported State Street takeover interest

Credit Suisse shares spike on reported State Street takeover interest

The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, June 8 (Reuters) – Shares in Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) turned sharply higher on Wednesday afternoon, with traders citing an Inside Paradeplatz … Read more