Frugal is the new cool for Chinese youth as the economy falters

BEIJING, Sep 19 (Reuters) -Before the pandemic, Doris Fu envisioned a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year-old marketing consultant from Shanghai is one of many Chinese in their 20s to 30s who cut spending and save money where … Read more

Analysis: Porsche poses a governance dilemma for investors considering the IPO

A Porsche logo can be seen outside a Porsche car dealership, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Brussels, Belgium, May 28, 2020. REUTERS / Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in Leadership structure is a concern for some Others cite a small fraction of the shares offered The IPO may … Read more

US SEC cryptocurrency guidelines drive up costs for lenders, disrupting projects

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – Banks’ cryptocurrency projects have been overturned by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting guidelines that would make it too capital-intensive for lenders to hold crypto tokens on behalf of clients. , according to more than half a dozen experts in the field. A slew of lenders including US Bancorp … Read more

Column: G7 could pay more attention to FX: Mike Dolan

G7 trade and economy ministers line up for a family photo in front of Neuhardenberg Castle, Germany, September 15, 2022. REUTERS / Annegret Hilse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in LONDON, 16 Sept. (Reuters) – Japan may seem like a lone voice in the Group of Seven calling for some currency … Read more

Retail sales in the US rise unexpectedly, but inflation holds back spending

Retail sales rose 0.3% in August July data has been revised down to show a 0.4% drop in sales Major retail sales unchanged; July sales revised downwards Weekly claims for unemployment benefits drop from 5,000 to 213,000 Manufacturing production rose by 0.1% in August WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rebounded unexpectedly in … Read more

Column: Oil prices and financial markets prepare for recession

LONDON, 15 Sept. (Reuters) – US economic data remains solid, but a number of financial indicators point to a sharp slowdown in the coming year that would dampen oil consumption and lead to lower prices. The apparent contradiction between the real economy and financial markets has puzzled some commentators, but it is normal around a … Read more

US equities slide as yields rise, the Fed in the center

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in The Fed looms large markets, the dollar goes up Oil collapses on demand concerns, US rail strike averted Treasury yields rise as oil gold plummets NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Wall Street indices were firmly in the red after an unstable start to Thursday’s … Read more

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of the Indian technological hub?

Much of Bengaluru has been submerged by the recent floods Residents forced to wade the water up to their waist The disruptions raise questions about the future of the city as a technology hub Authorities vow to act, but extreme weather conditions can complicate plans BENGALURU, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends … Read more

The northeastern United States faces potential energy shortages as railways begin to close

Unused oil tank wagons are pictured on the tracks of the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad outside Hinsdale, New York on August 24, 2015. Photo taken August 24, 2015. REUTERS / Lindsay DeDario / file Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – Some trains … Read more

Biden, unions, railroad executives fight for a deal as closure looms

DETROIT / LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials hosted labor contract talks late Wednesday to head off a potential rail closure that could disrupt freight shipments and prevent supplies of food and fuel. but a small union refused a deal and Amtrak canceled all long-distance passenger travel. Railways, including Union Pacific (UNP.N), … Read more