Traders work in front of the German share price index at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters
Euro zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into firms with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagarde will maintain the ECB’s dovish stance, while Italian shares jumped over 2% on avoiding a EU sanction threat. The blue-chip eurozone STOXX index
PARIS: Airbus on Wednesday posted stronger-than-expected core second-quarter earnings, led by the switch to efficient new single-aisle jets, and maintained its profit forecast for the year while warning of delivery challenges in the second half. Europe’s largest aerospace group said second-quarter adjusted
Fast-growing insurer FWD is seeking to launch operations in China ahead of any initial public offering (IPO) and plans to bolster its non-life business in Asia, its chief executive said, as a potential shake-up looms in the region’s insurance sector. FWD, controlled by Richard Li, the entrepreneur and son of
ZURICH: ABB is pressing ahead with a review of its underperforming businesses and expects a customer slowdown and China-US trade tensions to mean a turbulent year, its Chairman and interim Chief Executive Peter Voser told Reuters. The Swiss engineering company is in a “heavy-lifting phase”, Voser said, completing the separation
The total value of national banks’ assets rose by around 0.7 per cent on a monthly basis in July to Dhs2.8 trillion, up from Dhs2.78 trillion by the end of June 2020.
The United States has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chip maker SMIC after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
Global automakers unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market on Saturday as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls. Ford, Nissan, BMW and others are looking to China,