Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies at 62

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies at 62

MUMBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed India’s Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early on Sunday at age 62, his family said. A chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunwala started dabbling in stocks while in college and went on to manage … Read more

Peloton to cut jobs, shut stores and raise prices in company-wide revamp

Peloton to cut jobs, shut stores and raise prices in company-wide revamp

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) said on Friday it would cut jobs, shut stores and raise prices on its exercise equipment including treadmills and top-end bikes as it undertakes a company-wide revamp to shore up its revenue and improve cash flow. Shares of the company surged about 11% in afternoon trade after … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq close up 4th straight week as optimism grows

S&P 500, Nasdaq close up 4th straight week as optimism grows

Nasdaq, S&P 500 post longest weekly win streaks since November S&P 500 recovers 50% of bear market losses S&P 500 is up 17.7% from a mid-June low NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market … Read more

SoftBank’s Alibaba sale could end breakup taboo

SoftBank’s Alibaba sale could end breakup taboo

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Masayoshi Son is thinking the unthinkable at SoftBank Group (9984.T). His $63 billion technology and telecom empire will slash its … Read more

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) edged past Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it will increase prices for customers who want to watch Disney+ or Hulu without commercials. The media giant will raise the monthly cost of Disney+ without advertising by 38% to … Read more

Wall Street rally lifts Nasdaq 20% from low as inflation fears ebb

Wall Street rally lifts Nasdaq 20% from low as inflation fears ebb

Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed now seen delivering 50 bps hike in September U.S. consumer price growth slows in July Musk sells Tesla shares worth $6.9 … Read more

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

China’s factory inflation hits 17-month low, consumer prices speed up

A worker walks past steel rolls at the Chongqing Iron and Steel plant in Changshou, Chongqing, China August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July producer inflation at lowest since Feb 2021 July consumer inflation at 2-year high PBOC seen staying accommodative to spur growth BEIJING, Aug … Read more

Nasdaq closes lower as chipmaker Micron’s warning renews tech rout

Nasdaq closes lower as chipmaker Micron’s warning renews tech rout

Micron falls on lowered revenue forecast Semiconductor stocks drop for third session Novavax tumbles after cutting revenue view by half NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq closed down on Tuesday after a dismal forecast from Micron Technology pulled chip makers and tech stocks lower as investors await U.S. inflation data that could lead … Read more

Micron’s warning of weak demand rattles chip stocks

Micron’s warning of weak demand rattles chip stocks

Micron Technology’s solid-state drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, U.S., October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Nellis/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Micron Technology (MU.O) cut its current-quarter revenue forecast on Tuesday and warned of a negative free cash … Read more

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in $17.5 bln deal

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity in .5 bln deal

People play “Pokemon GO” on the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure Cruise in the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Gaming software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) on Tuesday made an offer to buy peer … Read more