Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Airbus ( AIR.PA ) and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over grounded A350 jets, the companies said on Wednesday, averting a potentially damaging UK court trial after a blistering 18-month feud that tore the lid off the global jet market. The “amicable and mutually agreeable settlement” ends a $2 … 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

Markets ‘overpricing’ Indian banks’ risk from Adani exposure – Societe Generale

SINGAPORE, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Markets are “overpricing” the risk to Indian lenders from their exposure to Adani Group, which was targeted last week in a report by short-seller Hindenburg Research, Societe Generale said, adding that a sell-off in banking shares seems overdone. India’s Nifty Bank index (.NSEBANK) lost as much as 7.7% to hit … Read more

Exxon smashes Western oil majors’ profits with $56 billion in 2022

HOUSTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) posted a $56 billion net profit for 2022, the company said on Tuesday, taking home about $6.3 million per hour last year, and setting not only a company record but a historic high for the Western oil industry. Oil majors are expected to break their own … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

Reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transport networks, refinery deliveries hit Macron: Reform vital to ensure viability of pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted French refinery deliveries, public transport and schools on Tuesday in a second day of nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make … Read more

Europe’s luxury stocks have room to rise, but are becoming costly

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Europe’s glittering luxury companies, the region’s top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look expensive. The likes of French luxury giant and Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont (CFR.S), have … Read more

Breakingviews: Adani re-ups India’s emerging market risk

HONG KONG/MUMBAI, Jan 31 (Reuters Breakingviews) – India is making its way onto global investors’ maps. How the country’s financial authorities tackle the $65 billion selloff at Gautam Adani’s eponymous infrastructure empire following a short-selling attack may determine how soon the country establishes itself as a reliable investment destination. The World Bank expects India’s economy … Read more

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbelts – Reuters

Morning Bid: Fasten your seatbeltsReuters

Unilever names former Heinz exec Schumacher as CEO

To become CEO July 1 Activist shareholder says met Schumacher when at Heinz First outsider CEO since Paul Polman appointed in 2008 Unilever shares outpace the FTSE 100 LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Unilever on Monday appointed Hein Schumacher to replace Alan Jope as chief executive from July in a move that was welcomed by … Read more