Tag Archives: U.S.

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

U.S. stocks finish slightly lower as geopolitical tensions escalate

U.S. stocks finished lower on Tuesday as rising geopolitical tensions lured investors out of risky assets like stocks and into the perceived safety of Treasurys, gold and the Japanese yen. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.14% shed 3.38 points, or 0.1%, to 2,353.78. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 6.58 points, or less than 0.1%, to 20,651.44. The Nasdaq Composite ... Read More »

U.S. business spending picking up, but may slow in second quarter

Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson New orders for U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first quarter. Manufacturing is recovering from a prolonged slump, ... Read More »

Asian stocks mark time, waiting for clearer view on U.S. rates

A man (3rd L) looks at an electronic stock quotation board as passers-by walk past, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Asian stocks consolidated recent gains on Wednesday before a U.S. central bank policy meeting that could signal how much monetary tightening to expect during the remainder of the year, with an immediate rate hike ... Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch to launch March 3, to cost $299.99 in U.S.

Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) will launch the Switch, its first new game console in about four years, on March 3 for $299.99 in the United States and 29,980 yen in Japan, the video game maker said on Friday. The price of the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, compares with the $299.99 in the U.S. and 25,000 yen ... Read More »

Japan November machinery orders seen falling on U.S. policy uncertainty

A Reuters poll on Friday found Japan’s machinery orders were expected to fall in November, the first decline in two months, suggesting firms remain cautious about capital spending. Core machinery orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as a leading indicator of capital spending, were expected to have slipped 1.7 percent in November following a 4.1 percent rise in October, ... Read More »

Asian shares slip in holiday-thinned trade, focus turns to U.S. data

Asian shares struggled on Thursday after a lacklustre performance on Wall Street, with investors looking to U.S. economic data later in the day for potential catalysts even as markets started winding down ahead of the holidays. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS erased early modest gains and slipped 0.3 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index .N225 was ... Read More »

Asia stocks find relief as China set to return seized U.S. drone

Asian shares steadied near four-week lows on Monday after China agreed to return the U.S. drone it had seized, easing worries for now about possible deterioration in diplomatic relations. But with expectations of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s policies lifting U.S. interest rates and the dollar, shares in many emerging markets are likely to remain vulnerable to possible capital outflows. MSCI’s ... Read More »

United to pay $2.4 million over ‘Chairman’s Flight’: U.S. SEC

United Airlines’ parent company (UAL.N) will pay $2.4 million to resolve civil books and records violations after it reinstated an unprofitable flight route to accommodate the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. securities regulator said. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said United Airlines’ decision in December 2011 to add a nonstop flight ... Read More »