Vodafone Interim CEO Vows to ‘Do Better’ After Q3 Revenue Growth Slows

Vodafone interim

in third-quarter revenue growth that stemmed from weak performance in key European markets. Organic growth in service revenue dropped to 1.8% year-on-year during the three-month period to December 31 to €9.52 billion (€1 = $1.0883), down from an increase of 2.5% in the prior quarter. The company said the slip was linked to declines in […]

Rising Interest Rates Have a Sting in The Tail For Europe’s Banks

Rising Interest Rates

Rising borrowing costs are giving a long-awaited lift to Europe’s beleaguered banks, but they come with a sting in the tail. Last year central banks ended a decade of rock-bottom interest rates as the U.S. Federal Reserve and then the European Central Bank moved towards tightening. Two of Europe’s big corporate and mortgage lenders, Sweden’s […]

Asian Stocks Sink As Fed Week Begins, China Reopens Strong

Asian Stocks

Most Asian stock markets sank on Monday as caution kicked in ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting and key economic data this week, while Chinese shares rose sharply as they resumed trade after a week-long holiday. China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes rose 1.2% and 0.7%, respectively, with markets betting that the […]

Chinese Stocks Surge After Week-Long Holiday

Chinese Stocks

Chinese stock markets rose sharply on Monday as they resumed trade after the Lunar New Year holiday, while a commitment from the government to boost spending and support economic growth also aided sentiment. The Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 index rose 1.3%, while the Shanghai Composite index added 0.6%, with most sectors trading positively. Automobile and […]

MSCI Seeks Feedback On Adani Group Over Hindenburg Report


Index provider MSCI said on Saturday it was seeking feedback on Adani Group and associated securities and was aware of a report issued by short-seller Hindenburg Research. Seven listed companies of the Adani conglomerate – controlled by one of the world’s richest men Gautam Adani – have lost a combined $48 billion in market value […]

Saga Rises After Confirming Talks to Sell Insurance Business

Saga Rises

Shares in Saga (LON:SAGA) rose on Monday after the company confirmed on a weekend report saying it’s in talks to sell its insurance business Acromas. The Sunday Times had reported that the group wants to use the proceeds from the sale to pay down debt, after a year in which financing costs have risen substantially […]

Asia FX Rises in Holiday Trade as China Recovery Bets Grow

Asia FX Rises

Most Asian currencies strengthened in thin trade on Monday, while the dollar weakened further amid growing bets that the Chinese economy will bounce back this year, with focus also turning to key U.S. data due this week. Regional trading volumes were limited with most markets closed for the Lunar New Year. But markets are betting […]

Asia FX Weakens On recession Wo Yen Supported By Yield Cap Bets

Asia FX Weakens

Most Asian currencies retreated on Thursday as weak U.S. economic data pushed up fears of a potential recession, while the Japanese yen recouped most of its recent losses on speculation that the Bank of Japan may yet increase its yield control range. The yen was the best-performing Asian currency for the day, rising 0.5% to […]

ASM Rises After Preliminary Q4 Net Sales Beat Estimates

Rises After Preliminary

Shares in ASM International NV (AS:ASMI) surged towards the top of the pan-European Stoxx 600 on Wednesday after the Dutch chip supplier posted better-than-expected preliminary sales in the fourth quarter following an easing in recent supply constraints. In a statement, the firm said net sales increased to around €720 million (€1 = $1.0846) during the […]

European stocks slip lower; Ocado struggles with in-store shopping return

European stocks slip

European stock markets edged lower Tuesday, as investors digested dire Chinese growth numbers as concerns about the global economic outlook remain high. At 04:15 ET (09:15 GMT), the DAX index in Germany traded 0.2% lower, the CAC 40 in France fell 0.1% and the FTSE 100 in the U.K. dropped 0.2%. European equities have had […]