Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted a US recession was more likely than not. His remarks were his most detailed explanation of job cut plans and his … Read more

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

Shares and bonds hit after Swiss and UK rate hikes

MILAN, June 16 (Reuters) – World stocks fell on Thursday and bonds resumed their slide after a surprise Swiss interest rate hike fueled concerns about surging inflation and an aggressive policy tightening outlook from global central banks. The Swiss National Bank raised its policy rate for the first time in 15 years with a 50 … Read more

Biden wishes Elon Musk ‘luck’ on moon trip after job cut plans

Biden wishes Elon Musk 'luck' on moon trip after job cut plans

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the monthly US jobs report, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, US, June 3, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., June 3 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden compared Tesla (TSLA.O) unfavorably to Ford (FN) … Read more

Wall St. Week Ahead: Stock rally fanned by hopes of Fed ‘past peak hawkishness’

Wall St. Week Ahead: Stock rally fanned by hopes of Fed 'past peak hawkishness'

NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) – Bad news may once again be good news on Wall Street, as signs of slowing US growth fan hopes that the Federal Reserve may not need to tighten policy as much as previously expected. Home sales have fallen for a third straight month, while big misses from retail giants … Read more

Global shares rally on relief after Fed minutes

Global shares rally on relief after Fed minutes

NEW YORK, May 26 (Reuters) – World stock markets broadly rose on Thursday and bond yields eased as no hawkish surprises from the latest US Federal Reserve minutes helped soothe immediate worries over the impact of interest rate hikes on economic growth. Wall Street extended its rally from Wednesday. By midmorning, all three major US … Read more

China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

China's economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

April industrial output unexpectedly falls y/y April retail sales fall faster than expected Nationwide jobless rate highest since Feb 2020 Fixed asset investment growth slower than f’cast BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – China’s retail and factory activity fell sharply in April as wide COVID-19 lockdowns confined workers and consumers to their homes and severely disrupted … Read more

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Traders are seen in front of a screen with trading figures in red at Thailand Stock Exchange building in Bangkok, Thailand March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets: China retail sales dive 11.1%, output drops 2.9% Nikkei pares gains, S&P 500 futures turn lower Dollar … Read more

Shares drop, yields shoot up after US inflation data

Shares drop, yields shoot up after US inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – World shares turned lower on Wednesday and bond yields shot up after US data showed inflation there slowed down less than expected last month, cementing expectations of aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. US futures turned negative after data showed US annual consumer price growth slowed to 8.3% in … Read more