Gulf markets mixed as Qatar falls, Dubai gains

Feb 2 (Reuters) – Qatar’s stock market was the worst performer among mixed Gulf bourses on Thursday amid volatile energy markets, while Dubai shares ended higher on a strong banking sector performance. The Qatari stock index (.QSI) dropped 0.9%, falling for a fourth consecutive session, with most of its constituent stocks in negative territory. Index … Read more

Asset managers, banks call on EU to cost plans to grab euro clearing from London

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Asset managers, hedge funds and banks on Thursday called on the European Union to properly cost its plans to force market participants to shift derivatives clearing business from London to mandatory accounts in the bloc. London Stock Exchange Group’s LCH and ICE in London have long dominated parts of the … Read more

Morning bid: Markets go all in for disinflation

SYDNEY, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Wayne Cole. Push back? What push back? The main theme ahead of the Fed announcement was that Chair Jerome Powell would definitely, totally, absolutely push back against the recent rapid easing in market conditions given inflation was still … Read more

Biden moves to slash US credit card fees, app charges

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday unveiled fresh efforts to slash credit card late fees and drive down the prices that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) charge on mobile app stores . The move is part of a larger policy drive to promote competition in consumer markets, … Read more

End of easy-cash era is going to hurt

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The end of the easy-cash era is over and its impact has yet to be felt on world markets, hopeful that the pain of aggressive rate hikes and high inflation has passed. US and UK central banks are unwinding stimulus further by offloading bonds they hold, and the European Central … Read more

People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail should be named, US judge rules

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday said the names of two people who helped guarantee bail for indicted FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried should be made public, but put his ruling on hold pending an expected appeal. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled in favor of several … Read more

Exclusive: Bed Bath & Beyond preparing to file bankruptcy as soon as this week

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, and has lined up liquidators to close additional stores unless a last-minute buyer emerges, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The timing of any bankruptcy filing was in flux … Read more

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbelts – Reuters

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbeltsReuters

US court rejects J&J bankruptcy strategy for tens of thousands of talc lawsuits

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US appeals court upended Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) attempt to offload into bankruptcy tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products, ruling the healthcare conglomerate improperly placed a subsidiary into Chapter 11 proceedings even though it did not face financial distress. The decision by the US 3rd Circuit Court … Read more