Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4 billion

Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for .4 billion

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Monday agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash to sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT.O) as it seeks to capitalize on a surge in revenue from his COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, representing a 7.3% premium to its Friday closing price … Read more

SoftBank plans job cuts at Vision Fund after record net loss

SoftBank plans job cuts at Vision Fund after record net loss

SoftBank was in a valuation bubble- Its No Sacred Zones for Cost Reductions- Yarns SoftBank exited its stake in Uber Announcement of a 400 billion yen share buyback TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) plans to cut staff at its flagship investment arm Vision Fund, CEO Masayoshi Son said on Monday, after … Read more

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, in a bid … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Posts Massive $43.8 Billion Loss; operating results are improving

Berkshire Hathaway Posts Massive .8 Billion Loss;  operating results are improving

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor during Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on 4 May 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock prices hurt … Read more

India Freezes Binance-Linked WazirX Assets

India Freezes Binance-Linked WazirX Assets

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange, Binance, as it investigates a breach … Read more

Oil tumble on demand fears, supply tightness offers floor

Oil tumble on demand fears, supply tightness offers floor

FILE PHOTO – A PetroChina worker inspects a pump cylinder at an oilfield in Tacheng, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer AT Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BoE raises rates and warns of recession risks Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates save their oil firepower in the … Read more

Fed officials beat the inflation drum; “Reasonable” 50 basis point rate hike next month

Fed officials beat the inflation drum;  “Reasonable” 50 basis point rate hike next month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday expressed renewed determination to contain high inflation, although it was noted that a half-percentage-point hike in the Fed’s benchmark interest rate U.S. central bank next month could be enough to make progress toward that goal. “I’m assuming that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable thing … Read more

OPEC+ agrees to small production increase in Biden setback

OPEC+ agrees to small production increase in Biden setback

OPEC to raise production target by 100,000 bpd from September OPEC faces production challenges to meet existing targets US seeks OPEC production boost to counter Russia Biden trip, US arms sales did not convince DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – OPEC+ is set to raise its oil production target by 100,000 barrels a day, an amount … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Airbus strikes remaining A350 deal with Qatar Airways – sources

EXCLUSIVE Airbus strikes remaining A350 deal with Qatar Airways – sources

PARIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) has revoked its entire outstanding order with Qatar Airways for A350 jets, halting all new jetliner business with the Gulf carrier in a new dramatic turn to a dispute clouding World Cup preparations, two industry sources have said. No comment was immediately available from Airbus or Qatar Airways. … Read more

BP increases its dividend after its profit hits its highest level in 14 years

BP increases its dividend after its profit hits its highest level in 14 years

Profits soar to $8.45 billion, far beating forecasts BP increases its dividend by 10% BP to increase oil and gas spending, CEO says Profits driven by strong oil trade, impacted by LNG LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – BP’s (BP.L) second-quarter profit soared to $8.45 billion, its highest level in 14 years, as strong refining and … Read more