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

London’s FTSE 100 rises on boost from financial, energy stocks

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, August 24, 2015. REUTERS / Suzanne Plunkett Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FTSE 100 up 1.5%, FTSE 250 adds 0.5% Kingspan sees drop in May, June orders; shares slump Euromoney jumps on $ 2 … Read more

Hong Kong’s new govt retains finance chief in sign of continuity

HONG KONG, June 19 (Reuters) – China unveiled on Sunday new top officials in Hong Kong under incoming leader John Lee, who vowed to take the global financial hub to fresh heights, while shrugging off concerns about sanctions the United States has imposed on him . In a sign of continuity for the financial industry, … Read more

Germany’s debt interest payments could soar next year, finance minister warns – newspaper

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner speaks during a session of German lower house of parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany May 31, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters) – Finance Minister Christian Lindner warned that interest charges on Germany’s public debt could reach 30 … Read more

EU fails to agree corporate tax reform as Hungary vetoes overhaul

FILE PHOTO – Hungarian Finance Minister Mihaly Varga speaks during a business conference in Budapest, Hungary, February 19, 2022. REUTERS / Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUXEMBOURG, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union’s adoption of a 15% corporate minimum tax was thrown into doubt again on Friday as … Read more

Babel Finance suspends withdrawals as crypto markets slump

Representation of cryptocurrency bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 29, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 17 (Reuters) – Hong Kong-based Babel Finance temporarily suspended withdrawals and redemption of crypto assets on Friday, as crypto lender scrambles to pay its clients after the recent … Read more

Chinese local govt financing units seek unorthodox route to raise funds

A man works at the construction site of a new financial district in Beijing, China May 23, 2017. REUTERS / Thomas Peter / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tighter rules prompt LGFVs to seek unconventional funding means Financing efforts skirt regulatory scrutiny Direct financing via the Internet, social media … 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

Paris snaps at heels of London in overseas finance investment ranks

Women enjoy the view of Sacre-Coeur Basilica of Montmartre and Eiffel Tower at the Parc de Saint-Cloud near Paris, France, April 26, 2022. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – France made up more ground on Britain in attracting overseas direct … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Pakistan finance minister to seek deferred payments for Qatari LNG

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office, in Islamabad, Pakistan June 11, 2022. REUTERS / Salahuddin / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pakistan’s FX reserves dwindle as global fuel prices spike Islamabad seeks third long-term LNG supply deal … Read more