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Fed minutes show more rate hikes coming, but pace could slow

Fed minutes show more rate hikes coming, but pace could slow

The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that U.S. inflation pressures were easing, and steeled themselves to force the economy …

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U.S. retail sales flat on gasoline price drop; consumer spending resilient

U.S. retail sales flat on gasoline price drop; consumer spending resilient

People shop for clothes at a Target retail chain in Westbury, New York, U.S., May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Retail sales unchanged in July; June sales revised down Gasoline, motor vehicles account for flat sales Core retail sales increase 0.8% WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – …

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U.S. housing starts near 1-1/2-year low; factory output rebounds

U.S. housing starts near 1-1/2-year low; factory output rebounds

Housing starts drop 9.6%; building permits fall 1.3% Single-family starts tumble 10.1%; permits drop 4.3% Housing construction backlog rises 5.0% Manufacturing production rebounds 0.7% WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding fell to the lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July, weighed down by higher mortgage rates and prices for construction materials, suggesting the …

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Exclusive: Tencent plans to divest Meituan stake worth $24 billion

Exclusive: Tencent plans to divest Meituan stake worth $24 billion

Tencent seeks to kick off Meituan stake sale this year-sources Sale seeks to placate regulators, monetise 8-year-old bet-sources Stake sale likely to be done as a block trade – sources Move comes after Tencent’s divestments of JD.com, SEA stakes Meituan shares sink 10%; Tencent shares recover HONG KONG, Aug 16 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings …

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Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 16 (Reuters) – It looks like ethereum’s mega-upgrade is happening. Finally. After years of delays, the “Merge” seems all but certain to take place in September, …

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Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 bln in Disney, pushes for changes

Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 bln in Disney, pushes for changes

Aug 15 (Reuters) – Hedge fund Third Point on Monday disclosed a stake of roughly $1 billion in Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and said it plans to push the media company to make a string of changes, from spinning off cable sports channel ESPN to buying back shares and adding new board members. Billionaire investor …

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NYSE delistings signal Beijing may be willing to compromise on U.S. audit dispute -analysts

NYSE delistings signal Beijing may be willing to compromise on U.S. audit dispute -analysts

A trader enters the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S. June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The move to delist five Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) signals Beijing …

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Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

Five Chinese state-owned companies to delist from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned firms including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist from the New York Stock Exchange, amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminium Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and …

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With Alibaba stake cut, SoftBank's Son cools toward China tech

With Alibaba stake cut, SoftBank’s Son cools toward China tech

A journalist raises her hand to ask a question to Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Aug 12 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp’s (9984.T) decision to sell down its Alibaba …

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