Pedestrians stand near the ABB facility in Baden, Switzerland. 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
Sephora was scheduled to close its US stores for an hour on Wednesday morning to host “inclusion workshops” for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. The beauty retailer said the training had been in development months
Egypt’s central bank is expected to leave its main interest rates unchanged as it weighs the impact of an emergency 300 basis point cut two weeks ago to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a Reuters poll showed.
Production growth of India’s manufacturing sector eased in March amid export decline, PMI survey report showed. Accordingly, the headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI grew at the slowest rate for four months in March,
Softbank Group Corporation said it has terminated a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with shareholders, drawing threats of legal action and plunging the floundering office space company further into crisis.
Some 898,822 workers lost their jobs since March 12 in Spain, social security data showed on Thursday, more than half of which are temporary workers. The number of people officially registered as unemployed in the country rose to 3.5 million in March, the highest level since April 2017.