Economy & Finance

Thai February factory output growth seen picking up to 0.52 percent…

Thai February factory output growth seen picking up to 0.52 percent…

Published 25/03/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s annual manufacturing output in February is expected to have risen at a slightly faster pace than in the previous month, a [more…]

Fed’s Evans says have to be nervous about yield curve, but U.S….

Fed’s Evans says have to be nervous about yield curve, but U.S….

Published 25/03/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday it was understandable for markets to be nervous when the yield [more…]

Private equity-led consortium to buy Inmarsat for $3.4 billion cash

Private equity-led consortium to buy Inmarsat for $3.4 billion cash

Published 25/03/2019

(Reuters) - A private equity-led consortium on Monday agreed to buy British satellite operator Inmarsat for about $3.4 billion in cash, six months after Inmarsat [more…]

Sports Direct opposes any Debenhams plan that wipes out equity

Sports Direct opposes any Debenhams plan that wipes out equity

Published 25/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British sportswear group Sports Direct said any restructuring option pursued by Debenhams that could result in no equity value for the department [more…]

Exclusive: Coal deal showcases lack of transparency in Ukraine

Exclusive: Coal deal showcases lack of transparency in Ukraine

Published 25/03/2019

NOVOVOLYNSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian police are investigating two companies and a factory over a coal deal which some anti-corruption campaigners say epitomizes the difficulties [more…]

BOJ’s Harada says QQE has helped boost productivity

BOJ’s Harada says QQE has helped boost productivity

Published 25/03/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada on Monday defended the central bank’s massive asset-buying program dubbed quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE), [more…]

South Africa’s 2019 maize crop seen down 16 percent on drought…

South Africa’s 2019 maize crop seen down 16 percent on drought…

Published 25/03/2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is likely to harvest 16 percent less maize in 2019 compared with the previous season after drought delayed plantings, a [more…]

Egypt’s central bank seen maintaining key rates: Reuters poll

Egypt’s central bank seen maintaining key rates: Reuters poll

Published 25/03/2019

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s central bank is likely to maintain interest rates at its meeting on Thursday, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, although some [more…]

U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil sub in Shell, BP offshore crude

U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil sub in Shell, BP offshore crude

Published 25/03/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico [more…]