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US weekly jobless claims drop to nine-month low; productivity gains speed

Weekly jobless claims drop 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates at 3.0% rate in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs grow at 1.1% pace WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week as the labor …

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Adani market losses snowball to $100 bln on shelved share sale

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – India’s Adani group shares sank on Thursday after market turmoil forced the conglomerate to ax a crucial $2.5 billion stock offer, deepening its market losses to more than $100 billion and sparking worries about the potential systemic impact. The withdrawal of Adani Enterprises’ (ADEL.NS) share sale marked a dramatic …

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Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over grounded A350 jets, the companies said on Wednesday, averting a potentially damaging UK court trial after a blistering 18-month feud that tore the lid off the global jet market. The “amicable and mutually agreeable settlement” ends with a $2 billion …

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Hindenburg bet against India’s Adani puzzles rival US short sellers

Feb 1 (Reuters) – When Hindenburg Research revealed a short position in Adani Group last week, some US investors said they were intrigued about the actual mechanics of its trade, because Indian securities rules make it hard for foreigners to bet against companies there. Hindenburg’s house has been lucrative so far. Its allegations, which the …

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Wall Street down but off session lows after Fed rate hike, trading choppy

Fed raises interest rates, sees “ongoing increases” Indexes down: Dow 0.96%, S&P 0.40%, Nasdaq 0.03% Feb 1 (Reuters) – US stock indexes were lower on Wednesday in choppy trade, bouncing off session lows hit when the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point and said it expects “ongoing increases” in …

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Exclusive: EV maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war -internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in an effort to cut costs as the EV maker, already grappling with falling cash reserves and a weak economy, braces for an industry -wide price war. The company is focusing resources on ramping up vehicle production and reaching …

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Adani abandons $2.5 billion share sale in big blow to Indian tycoon

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Gautam Adani’s flagship firm called off its $2.5 billion share sale in a dramatic reversal on Wednesday as a rout sparked by a US short-seller’s criticism wiped billions more off the value of the Indian tycoon’s stocks. The withdrawal of the Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) share offering marks a stunning …

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Crypto lender Celsius propped up its token, benefiting insiders -US bankruptcy examiner

SINGAPORE/LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network used investor money and customer deposits to prop up its own token while two of its founders made millions of dollars from token sales, a US court-ordered examiner report released on Tuesday. showed. Crypto lenders such as Celsius boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing in …

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Gautam Adani no longer Asia’s richest person as stock route deepens to $74 billion

BENGALURU, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s Gautam Adani lost his title of Asia’s richest person on Wednesday as a rout in his conglomerate’s stocks deepened to $74 billion after a short-seller report. A report by Hindenburg Research last week alleged improper use of offshore tax havens while flagging concerns about high debt and the valuations …

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