French June business activity was weaker than forecast -flash PMI

French June business activity was weaker than forecast -flash PMI

People walk through the financial and business district of La Defense in Puteaux near Paris, France, October 23, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) – French business activity has grown less quickly than expected in June, a preliminary monthly survey by S&P Global … Read more

Nearly half of Japan firms see weak yen as bad for business – survey

Illustrative picture shows Japanese 10,000 yen bank notes spread out at an office of World Currency Shop in Tokyo in this August 9, 2010 illustrative picture. REUTERS / Yuriko Nakao / File Photo / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 14 (Reuters) – Nearly half … Read more

IMF still has concerns over Pakistan budget, finance minister says

IMF concerns over fuel subsidies, current account, direct taxes Adjustments can be made to bring IMF onboard – minister Pakistan hopes for staff level agreement with IMF this month ISLAMABAD, June 11 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s finance minister said on Saturday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed concern about the country’s recently unveiled budget, … Read more

Pakistan slashes fuel subsidies in bid to control fiscal deficit -finance minister

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 2 (Reuters) – Pakistan will slash fuel subsidies for a second time in a week in a bid to control the fiscal deficit and secure International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout money, the finance minister said on Thursday. Pakistan and the IMF concluded negotiations last week on the resumption of the bailout program, … Read more

Colombia peso, market rally as business-friendly candidate advances

BOGOTA, May 31 (Reuters) – Colombia’s peso and stock exchange closed higher on Tuesday, in the first session since the contest to elect the country’s next president narrowed to two candidates, including business-friendly construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez. Leftist Gustavo Petro, who has promised profound social and economic change, won 40.3% of the votes in Sunday’s … Read more

UK business confidence ticks higher in May – Lloyds Bank

Workers walk towards Tower Bridge during the morning rush hour, amid a relaxation of lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, September 15, 2021. REUTERS / Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) – Sentiment among British businesses edged higher in May, except … Read more

Australia business investment dips in Q1, outlook sharply upgraded

Construction workers go about their day near scaffolding at a construction site in central Sydney, Australia, September 11, 2018. REUTERS / David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) – Australian business investment fell unexpectedly in the first quarter as floods and bottlenecks hit building work, though firms … Read more

Inflation picture is concerning, British junior finance minister says

Britain’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain November 30, 2021. REUTERS / Tom Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – The inflation picture is hugely concerning but the British government has confidence in the Bank of England to get … Read more

US small business confidence steady in April, NFIB survey shows

People make their way in a local street of Chinatown in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, March 25, 2021. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – US small business confidence held steady in April after three straight monthly declines, … Read more