Nasdaq boosted by Tesla, rate hike worries linger

Tesla gains on plans to raise production Major indexes set for third straight quarterly decline Nike slumps on margin warning, drags athletic gear makers Dow down 0.36%, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.32% Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq index rose on Friday as Tesla gained on its plans to sharply increase production, even though resilient … Read more

Exclusive: JPMorgan to hire about 2,000 engineers even as economy softens

PLANO, Texas, Sept 30 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to hire about 2,000 engineers worldwide through the end of the year despite a worsening economy, its global chief information officer, Lori Beer, said on Wednesday. The biggest US lender added a net more than 5,000 software developers and data scientists last year and … Read more

US consumer spending rebounds, but high inflation eroding demand

Consumer spending increases 0.4% in August Personal income rises 0.3%; saving rate steady at 3.5% Core PCE price index jumps 0.6%; up 4.9% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – US consumer spending increased more than expected in August, but aggressive interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve as it battles stubbornly high inflation are slowing … Read more

Wall Street nosedives on mounting economic growth concerns

S&P 500 index back at near two-year lows Airlines, cruises fall on cancellations due to Hurricane Ian CarMax slumps on missing second-quarter expectations Indexes down: Dow 1.54%, S&P 2.15%, Nasdaq 3.05% Sept 29 (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled on Thursday on worries of a global economic downturn from aggressive central bank policy and fears that … Read more

Wall Street ends sharply higher as Treasury yields dip

Apple drops on concerns about iPhone demand Treasury prices rebound after BoE decision S&P 500 records largest one-day gain since Aug. 10 Indexes: Dow +1.88%, S&P 500 +1.97%, Nasdaq +2.05% Sept 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday following its recent sell-off, helped by falling Treasury yields, while Apple dropped on concerns … Read more

Challenging ‘orthodoxy,’ Kwarteng clings on after UK market route

Weeks into job, UK finance minister under fire over tax cuts Truss stands by key ally but some question his future Kwarteng fired key official, went without fiscal forecasts LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – As new British finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng hoped to take down finance ministry groupthink that he and new Prime Minister Liz … Read more

Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda and chemicals company Ecolab have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions are appearing alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Ads for at least 30 brands, ranging from Walt Disney Co (DIS.N)Comcast Corp’s (CMCSA.O) … Read more

Pakistan finance minister known for propping up rupee in earlier stints

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s new finance minister, has strongly favored intervention in currency markets in three previous stints in the job, but faces a nation in economic crisis this time and the conditions of an International Monetary Fund (IMF ) programme. Dar, a seasoned politician and chartered accountant, was sworn in … Read more

Door slams on Fed ‘put’ as market pain takes back seat to inflation fight

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – In the month since Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell laid down a hard line on inflation, stocks have suffered double-digit losses, chasms have opened in global currency markets, and yields on the safest US government debt have surged to their highest levels since the dark days of the financial crisis … Read more

IMF and Moody’s censor UK policy that sparked market turmoil

IMF does ‘not recommend’ policies like UK growth plan Moody’s: economic plan is ‘growth negative’ Pound trading down 0.5% to $1.0681 Bond strategists warn market almost untradeable LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and ratings agency Moody’s ramped up pressure on Britain to reverse a new economic strategy that was roiling financial … Read more