Month: January 2023

UniCredit

UniCredit Hikes Payout Goal By 40% After Record Rofit

January 31, 2023

UniCredit pledged on Tuesday to return 5.25 billion euros ($5.69 billion) to investors based on its 2022 results after posting a record quarterly profit, as CEO Andrea Orcel works to meet his ambitious payout plans. Orcel, who has focused UniCredit on capital light businesses to maximise returns since taking over in April 2021, expressed confidence […]

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Asia FX muted

Asia FX Muted, Dollar Steadies As Fed Meeting Looms

January 31, 2023

Most Asian currencies moved little on Tuesday, while the dollar retained recent gains as caution kicked in ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, with any signals on U.S. monetary policy squarely in focus. But most Asian units were set for strong gains in January amid expectations that the Fed will slow its pace […]

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Oil prices

Oil prices Tread Water As Markets Weigh China Recovery, Fed Caution

January 31, 2023

Oil prices were muted in early trade on Tuesday as optimism over better-than-expected economic data from China was offset by caution over an upcoming Federal Reserve meeting and an OPEC decision on production. Chinese business activity grew more than expected in January, government data showed, indicating that the country’s economy was clearly on a path […]

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Rising Interest Rates

Rising Interest Rates Have a Sting in The Tail For Europe’s Banks

January 30, 2023

Rising borrowing costs are giving a long-awaited lift to Europe’s beleaguered banks, but they come with a sting in the tail. Last year central banks ended a decade of rock-bottom interest rates as the U.S. Federal Reserve and then the European Central Bank moved towards tightening. Two of Europe’s big corporate and mortgage lenders, Sweden’s […]

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Asian Stocks

Asian Stocks Sink As Fed Week Begins, China Reopens Strong

January 30, 2023

Most Asian stock markets sank on Monday as caution kicked in ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting and key economic data this week, while Chinese shares rose sharply as they resumed trade after a week-long holiday. China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes rose 1.2% and 0.7%, respectively, with markets betting that the […]

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Chinese Stocks

Chinese Stocks Surge After Week-Long Holiday

January 30, 2023

Chinese stock markets rose sharply on Monday as they resumed trade after the Lunar New Year holiday, while a commitment from the government to boost spending and support economic growth also aided sentiment. The Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 index rose 1.3%, while the Shanghai Composite index added 0.6%, with most sectors trading positively. Automobile and […]

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MSCI

MSCI Seeks Feedback On Adani Group Over Hindenburg Report

January 28, 2023

Index provider MSCI said on Saturday it was seeking feedback on Adani Group and associated securities and was aware of a report issued by short-seller Hindenburg Research. Seven listed companies of the Adani conglomerate – controlled by one of the world’s richest men Gautam Adani – have lost a combined $48 billion in market value […]

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H&M's

Fashion Retailer H&M’s Profit Tumbles As Costs Bite

January 27, 2023

Sweden’s H&M reported on Friday a much larger than expected drop in September-November profit, hit by weak consumer confidence and soaring costs that it did not fully pass on to price tags, sending its shares down 7% in early trade. Operating profit in the period, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer’s fiscal fourth quarter, was 821 […]

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Adani Extends Losses

Asian Stocks Rise Tracking Positive U.S. GDP, Adani Extends Losses

January 27, 2023

Most Asian stock markets rose on Friday as appetite for risk-driven assets was supported by better-than-expected U.S. economic growth data, while Indian stocks extended their descent as heavyweight Adani remained under pressure from a short seller report. Overnight data showed that the world’s largest economy grew more than expected during the fourth quarter, dispelling some […]

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Oil treads

Oil Treads Water Ahead of OPEC+ Panel Meeting, PCE Inflation Data

January 27, 2023

Oil prices moved little on Friday and were set to end the week flat amid caution over an upcoming OPEC+ panel meeting, as well as more cues on the U.S. economy from a reading on the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge. Ministers from Algeria, Kuwait, Venezuela, Russia and Oman are set to meet virtually next […]

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