European stocks slide, oil rallies, traders await US jobs data

European stocks slide, oil rallies, traders await US jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European stocks fell slightly on Friday but were still poised for a weekly gain as traders waited for U.S. jobs data later in the session to give hints on the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI Global Equity Index, which tracks stocks from 47 countries, rose 0.2% and … Read more

Oil falls with dollar on fears of recession; Wall Street ends mixed

Oil falls with dollar on fears of recession;  Wall Street ends mixed

Oil hits pre-Ukraine lows as demand outlook deteriorates The Bank of England expects a recession throughout 2023 Treasury Yield Curve Inversion Deepens The dollar falls; the pound sterling slips against the euro OTTAWA, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Crude oil sank along with Treasury yields and the dollar on Thursday as recession worries intensified following the … 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

Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stocks rise

Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stocks rise

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed sharply higher and Treasury yields hit two-week highs on Wednesday amid strong economic data, upbeat business forecasts and easing geopolitical concerns boosted investors’ risk appetite. First-month crude futures fell following a report that U.S. crude and gasoline inventories rose unexpectedly last week. All three major U.S. … Read more

Oil drops 4%, under pressure from surprise U.S. crude and gasoline construction

Oil drops 4%, under pressure from surprise U.S. crude and gasoline construction

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. crude and gasoline inventories rise unexpectedly – EIA OPEC+ decides on a small increase of 100,000 bpd in production … 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

Oil up 2% on supply worries ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Oil up 2% on supply worries ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan Factories squeezed by higher prices, weak customer demand OPEC+ meets on … 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

Asian stocks slide with US yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie drops

Asian stocks slide with US yields on Pelosi jitters;  Aussie drops

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index, the Nikkei Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Aug … Read more

Stephen King to fight for US government in case against book publishing mega-merger

Stephen King to fight for US government in case against book publishing mega-merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal judge to block a $2.2 billion merger between two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster , in a trial that is expected to feature testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “This is real money … Read more