CarMax results hit by ‘used-vehicle recession’; buyback paused

CarMax results hit by ‘used-vehicle recession’; buyback paused

Dec 22 (Reuters) – Used-car retailer CarMax Inc (KMX.N) said on Thursday it was pausing some hiring, halting share buybacks and cutting expenses after reporting an 86% drop in third-quarter profit as the industry struggles to offload inventory amid waning demand. The company’s shares fell as much as 12% to $52.10 and were at more … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s banks to book Twitter loan losses, avoid big hits

Exclusive: Musk’s banks to book Twitter loan losses, avoid big hits

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Some of the banks that lent Elon Musk $13 billion to buy Twitter are preparing to book losses on the loans this quarter, but they are likely to do so in a way that it does not become a major drag on their earnings, according to three sources with … Read more

Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say

Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are planning to resume advertising on Twitter, according to media reports on Saturday. The developments follow an email sent by Twitter on Thursday to advertising agencies offering advertisers incentives to increase their spending on the platform, an effort to jump-start its business after Elon … Read more

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

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 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

Pub group Fuller’s confident on Christmas after London recovery drives sales

Pub group Fuller’s confident on Christmas after London recovery drives sales

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Fuller, Smith & Turner (FSTA.L) said it was confident customers would keep flocking to its pubs this Christmas despite the challenging economic environment, after tourists and commuters returned to London, driving sales higher. Many of Britain’s hospitality businesses are fighting to survive this winter as energy and staff costs rise while … Read more

China’s NetEase tumbles after ending 14-year gaming deal with Blizzard

China’s NetEase tumbles after ending 14-year gaming deal with Blizzard

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) said on Thursday it will no longer offer games such as ‘World of Warcraft’ and ‘Hearthstone’ in China from next year once its deal with NetEase (9999.HK) ends, prompting shares in the Chinese internet giant to tumble. California-based Blizzard said it was unable to reach a deal with … Read more

SNAPSHOT S&P 500, Nasdaq pare gains after explosion kills two in Poland

SNAPSHOT S&P 500, Nasdaq pare gains after explosion kills two in Poland

Indexes: Dow down 0.34%, S&P up 0.33%, Nasdaq up 0.92% Nov 15 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq pared gains on Tuesday after two people died in an explosion in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine. Russia was pounding cities across Ukraine with missiles on Tuesday, in attacks that Kyiv said were … 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

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

Canada’s BMO books $834 mln charge over U.S. Ponzi lawsuit loss

Canada’s BMO books $834 mln charge over U.S. Ponzi lawsuit loss

Nov 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Tuesday found a local unit of Canada’s Bank of Montreal (BMO) (BMO.TO) liable for over $550 million in damages over a Ponzi scheme operated by a Minnesota businessman, leading the bank to book a charge of C$1.12 billion ($834.2 million). Thomas Petters was found guilty in 2009 … Read more