HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from  bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sensible’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Fed minutes for November due at 1900 GMT U.S. Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares churned on Wednesday ahead of minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could shed light … Read more

Michael Bloomberg apologises for Boris Johnson speech criticising China

Michael Bloomberg apologises for Boris Johnson speech criticising China

BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg apologised last week at a business forum hosted by the news agency he founded for remarks by British former Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticising China as autocratic. The controversy highlights China’s influence in Asia and sensitivities about overt criticism of Beijing. Bloomberg, a former New York mayor who … Read more

Showing off songs and sequins, Museum of Broadway opens in New York

Showing off songs and sequins, Museum of Broadway opens in New York

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Right on Times Square in the heart of New York’s theater district, a new Museum of Broadway is designed to take fans behind the curtain of some of its biggest musicals. Rooms in the museum on 45th Street, which opens on Tuesday, use music, videos, glittering costumes and walk-through … Read more

Linklaters hires energy finance partner from Sidley Austin in New York

Linklaters hires energy finance partner from Sidley Austin in New York

Nov 14 (Reuters) – UK-founded law firm Linklaters on Monday said it has hired a finance-focused partner from Sidley Austin in New York to head its energy and infrastructure practice in the Americas. Ron Erlichman specializes in the financing and development of infrastructure projects, particularly renewable energy and carbon neutral projects, according to an archived … Read more

SoftBank shares tumble after Vision Fund reports another big loss

SoftBank shares tumble after Vision Fund reports another big loss

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Shares in Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) plunged on Monday after the company reported a heavy loss at its Vision Fund investment arm for a third consecutive quarter. The shares sank 13% in early afternoon trade – heading for their biggest one-day loss in more than two and a half … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Lavrov dismisses Associated Press report AP: Lavrov was treated for heart condition Bali governor: Lavrov had checks in hospital, in good health NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed an news agency report that he had been taken to hospital with a heart condition, scolding Western journalists … Read more

Japan’s SoftBank books first-half net loss on sliding tech valuations

Japan’s SoftBank books first-half net loss on sliding tech valuations

TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Friday booked a first-half net loss, hurt by a slide in its tech portfolio. The Japanese tech group booked a net loss of 129.1 billion yen ($912.69 million) in the six months to end-September, compared to a net profit of 363.57 billion yen a year … Read more

FTX’s Bankman-Fried scrambles for funds after Binance deal collapse

FTX’s Bankman-Fried scrambles for funds after Binance deal collapse

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) – FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried on Thursday launched an urgent push to raise funds to save his firm as the crypto exchange looks to plug a reported $8 billion hole in its finances, according to tweets and a memo to employees. Bankman-Fried said he was in talks with … Read more