Sunday, December 16, 2018

Asian shares buckle to European woes, Saudi anxieties

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the U.S. dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative drivers from Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to concerns...

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland’s supermarket wars

DUNNES STORES HAS regained its position as Ireland’s most popular supermarket, while Aldi has hit a record market share in the most recent period. The latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares show that...

Oil prices edge up, but set for weekly loss on stock build, trade row

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices nudged higher on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world’s second-biggest oil user, though prices are set to fall for a second week...

Demand in China and India help Pernod Ricard first-quarter sales beat forecasts

PARIS (Reuters) - Spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a stronger-than-expected 10.4 percent rise in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by higher demand in China and India and despite slower growth in its...

Nestle confirms guidance as third-quarter growth ticks up

ZURICH (Reuters) - Food group Nestle confirmed it wants to grow sales by around 3 percent this year after it reported on Thursday improved trading in North America and infant nutrition...

No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year’s biggest trade fair

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Visitors to China’s biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home. The flying disc joined kites, roller skates, bats and balls on a list of...

Growing impact: a third of Japan Inc hurt by U.S.-China trade war – Reuters...

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese companies affected by the U.S.-Sino trade war has jumped to a third, soaring from just 3 percent in May with firms fretting about prospects...

Oil prices climb amid Saudi tensions, but demand outlook drags

BEIJING (Reuters) - Crude oil futures rose on Monday as geopolitical tensions over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked worries about supply, although concerns about the long-term outlook for...

IMF says too early to talk about exit from easy policy in Japan

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A senior International Monetary Fund official said on Friday it was “too early” to talk about normalising monetary policy in Japan, as it will take a...

IMF cuts world economic growth forecasts as import tariffs, emerging market issues bite

The new forecasts, released on the Indonesian resort island of Bali where the IMF and World Bank annual meetings are getting underway, show that a burst of strong growth, fueled partly...

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